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Title: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: jusc on June 22, 2014, 17:36:44
further development stopped.
new theme in preparation...


I updated a bit the V-Scale_Pure theme.
Now with motorway junctions and hopefully with better visible town names.
 
(http://s12.postimg.org/avpquelk9/2014_06_22_17_03_45.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/avpquelk9/) (http://s12.postimg.org/icyy9mb3d/2014_06_22_17_05_18.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/icyy9mb3d/) (http://s12.postimg.org/viegfq4yx/2014_06_22_17_06_11.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/viegfq4yx/) (http://s12.postimg.org/c1tqt79ux/2014_06_22_17_15_32.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/c1tqt79ux/)

Unzip the the attached file  (both folders in zip) to _themes

Have fun

UPDATE 27.06.2014
Inspired by this question http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=4000.0 I mad a few smaller changes.
The minor roads are a bit more visible.
Tracks and paths are shown later  (up from zoom level 15). Now streets are better visible in minor zooms.

@Christian,
I hope the motorway and junction tags are once more a bit improved. But it seems not to be possible to get all tags in all zoom levels. Sometimes they are overlapping, or I have to stretch them to far from the ways. May you have a look please?  :D
@borkenkäfer
I removed the "track grades" and other hike or cycle tags in this theme, so pathes and tracks shoud be better visible now

(http://s11.postimg.org/f51ga7xv3/VScale_Pure2_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/f51ga7xv3/)
Please unzip the attached V-Scale2_Pure_20140627.zip and replace (only) the V-Scale2_Pure.xml in /Locus/mapsVector/_themes/VScale2_Pure folder.

Attention for new users
As long as it´s not sufficient for us, I will make a few improvments and only change the xml file.
Later I will make one package.

For new users
Please follow these steps

1. download both zips
2. unzip at first  the V-Scale2-Pure.zip.
3. unzip  V-Scale2-Pure_XXXXXXXX.zip.
4..move the unpacked V-Scale2_Pure.xml from  V-Scale2-Pure_XXXXXXXX.zip to V-Scale2_Pure folder you have unzipped before
5. copy both folders to /Locus/mapsVector/_themes/


further development stopped.
new theme in preparation...
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: Locus9999 on June 22, 2014, 20:32:23
Locus Pro could not load the file.
 Am receiving a "main.xml" error. Did another download and received the same error notice.
 Possibly an error in the "V-Scale2_Pure.xml" file.
Thanks ..
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: gynta on June 22, 2014, 21:08:50
It works. thx

(http://s28.postimg.org/hljxtq5pl/2014_06_22_210622.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/hljxtq5pl/)

(http://s28.postimg.org/6n8objh49/2014_06_22_210800.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6n8objh49/)
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: jusc on June 22, 2014, 21:09:03
Do you have 2 directories?
/Locus/mapsVector/_themes/VScale2 and
/Locus/mapsVector/_themes/VScale2_Pure
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: Christian on June 22, 2014, 21:40:13
Yes and unfortunately in an additional Folder V-Scale2_pure after unzipping: (
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: jusc on June 22, 2014, 22:32:06
I will update a cycle and a hike theme, so that you don't need to have an additional resource folder for each theme.
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: Locus9999 on June 22, 2014, 23:58:29
jusc said: Do you have 2 directories?
/Locus/mapsVector/_themes/VScale2 and
/Locus/mapsVector/_themes/VScale2_Pure

Apologies, correction to my error posting . I had the zip file in the Locus>Data>CustomScreen folder...
Thanks..
.
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: borkenkäfer on June 23, 2014, 21:29:21
Hi jusc,

thank you, it work's fine. I have two remarks

1. Some kinds of ways are not so good visible in areas (landuse = forest)
   (https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/147887813)

(http://s16.postimg.org/cnshya1zl/Screenshot_2014_06_23_21_17_37.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cnshya1zl/)


2. The name of a lake is shown more than one times, also for a small on, may be it's not necessary.

(http://s28.postimg.org/6bka8ngyx/Screenshot_2014_06_23_21_15_25.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6bka8ngyx/)

Regards
Thomas
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: silber1 on June 24, 2014, 18:55:21
[GERMAN]
Hi Jusc,
Habe im Folder ..../mapsvector/_themes/V-scale2 mit den Unterverz. Omsc, patterns, symbols und die Datei V-scale2_pure.xml.
Wenn ich eine mapsvectorkarte (zb Grrmsny) aufrufe, kann ich keine Ausfahrtnummern sehen.
Was mache ich falsch?
Bin noch kein Themes Profi.
Gerhard
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: jusc on June 24, 2014, 19:16:43
/Locus/mapsVector/_themes/VScale2 with the subdirectories
and
/Locus/mapsVector/_themes/VScale2_Pure/ with only one file: VScale2_Pure.xml

The maps are from http://www.openandromaps.org/.  What is Grrmsny? Germany? The Germany map works as shown in the screenshots above.
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: KaHeMu on June 24, 2014, 19:31:33
[GERMAN]

Hi Gerhard
hast du das Theme auch ausgewählt?
(Hauptmenü-Mehr-Schnellwechsel-Thema der Karten) evtl. Schnellwechselmenü bearbeiten!

Gruß
KaHeMu

Edit:
Mapdetails-Thema auswählen geht natürlich auch!
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: jusc on June 25, 2014, 10:07:00
1. Some kinds of ways are not so good visible in areas (landuse = forest)
   (https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/147887813)
I try to make it more visible, particularly for hike and cycle themes, but this theme should be used as "City" theme.
In this theme I ´m thinking about throwing all special values away.
Quote
2. The name of a lake is shown more than one times, also for a small on, may be it's not necessary.

In this case I don´t see any solution at the moment. It seems to come up with higher zoom levels and only for some smaller lakes.


Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: Christian on June 25, 2014, 11:22:35
nice theme. but it has small errors:
up to zoom level 16 all exits are shown properly (sometime doubled), zoom level 17 no labels are shown for some exits, zoom level 18 all stuff is displayed.
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: jusc on June 25, 2014, 12:21:59
@Christian
Do you have an example? Screnshot?

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: tommi on June 25, 2014, 13:19:44
In zoom level 14 name is printed on top of number, therefore number is not rentable.
Example: Germany A9 Allershausen
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: Christian on June 25, 2014, 17:19:08
@Christian
Do you have an example? Screnshot?

Thanks in advance
I played around and noticed the labels in zoom level 17 are shown but outside the display. So you have to move the map to find the labels.
Have a look at exit Murnau /Kochel at A95.
Seems that happens at bigger exits and junctions wich have many points fof labels...
Weired.
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: jusc on June 27, 2014, 11:12:38
UPDATE 27.06.2014 in thirst post
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: silber1 on June 27, 2014, 12:24:10
I still cann't see the Autobahnnumbers.
I reinstalled and reloaded all, but still no numbers ?
Attached are my settings.
Any idea what is wrong?

(http://s1.postimg.org/gm9fjrb7f/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/gm9fjrb7f/)  (http://s1.postimg.org/u1wg97jp7/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/u1wg97jp7/)  (http://s1.postimg.org/md47b88l7/2014_06_27_10_27_31_resized_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/md47b88l7/)  (http://s1.postimg.org/7sij2no8r/2014_06_27_11_06_03_resized_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7sij2no8r/)
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: jusc on June 27, 2014, 12:34:10
@silber1

hmm, I use mostly OpenAndroMaps
(http://s14.postimg.org/g18ttyq2l/VScale_Pure2_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/g18ttyq2l/)
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: jusc on June 27, 2014, 14:44:32
...can't see the Autobahnnumbers...  :-[

The mortorway junctions seem not to be in original Locus maps. Just tested with Germany map from store.

@Petr
perhaps next time?  ;D
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: mambofive on July 01, 2014, 09:35:06
The mortorway junctions seem not to be in original Locus maps. Just tested with Germany map from store.

I can see motorway numbers and names of exits and junctions using the original Locus maps, so they should be in the map. (I downloaded single german states, not the whole germany.map. But that shouldn't make a difference, I think.)

Small remark: pylons of high voltage lines are shown as wind turbines.

Very nice and useful theme, thank you for the work!
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: jusc on July 01, 2014, 17:49:09
Small remark: pylons of high voltage lines are shown as wind turbines.

Thank you for answer, can you please give me a hint, where you found it? (screenshot, permalink?)
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: mambofive on July 01, 2014, 17:55:20
Sure, for example near the AKW Phillipsburg. I'm sure these lines are not for 'Ökostrom'...


(http://s1.postimg.org/s4polikfv/Screenshot_2014_07_01_17_51_41.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/s4polikfv/)
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: jusc on July 02, 2014, 19:32:05
@mambofive,

You are right, I got it. Wrong icons for power towers. I'll integrate it into next update.
Thank you for this hint.
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: EmmEff on July 31, 2014, 01:56:34
I really like the appearance of your theme. Is it possible to create a variation with the roads displayed "thicker"? I have my phone mounted on the handlebars of my motorcycle. I view the screen from more than 50cm away, and the roads are very difficult to see.

I would like the theme to resemble the display of a Garmin GPS, for example.

Thanks.
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: jusc on July 31, 2014, 09:44:30
@EmmEff
...

edit by mod
offtopic moved to http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=4060.msg30941#msg30941
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: CaptKaos2 on February 10, 2015, 21:14:28
jusc

I noticed something whilst trying out john_percy's new voluntary UK theme . My map was in an area I haven't been for a while  and I was switching themes to compare. When I switched to the V-Scale2_Pure theme it looked like East Cornwall was submerged below sea level when in zoom level  12 -13  upwards using the England map from the Locus Store. When using the Open Android Great Britain map there is no problem (see screenshots), and it seems to be confined to just East Cornwall.

CK
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: john_percy on February 11, 2015, 08:47:44
It's a known issue with Locus Store maps. The problem occurs elsewhere as well, but the following edit solves it.
In V-Scale2_Pure.xml, find (near the start of the file)
Code: [Select]
<rendertheme xmlns="http://mapsforge.org/renderTheme" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xsi:schemaLocation="http://mapsforge.org/renderTheme ../renderTheme.xsd" version="1" map-background="#ffffff">
and change to
Code: [Select]
<rendertheme xmlns="http://mapsforge.org/renderTheme" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xsi:schemaLocation="http://mapsforge.org/renderTheme ../renderTheme.xsd" fill-sea-areas="0" version="1" map-background="#ffffff">
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: CaptKaos2 on February 11, 2015, 17:19:10
Thanks john_percy that worked a treat.

CK
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: jusc on February 12, 2015, 08:14:21
Thank you John,
one + more  ;D
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: ohgood on February 13, 2015, 15:42:45
It's a known issue with Locus Store maps. The problem occurs elsewhere as well, but the following edit solves it.
In V-Scale2_Pure.xml, find (near the start of the file)
Code: [Select]
<rendertheme xmlns="http://mapsforge.org/renderTheme" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xsi:schemaLocation="http://mapsforge.org/renderTheme ../renderTheme.xsd" version="1" map-background="#ffffff">
and change to
Code: [Select]
<rendertheme xmlns="http://mapsforge.org/renderTheme" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xsi:schemaLocation="http://mapsforge.org/renderTheme ../renderTheme.xsd" fill-sea-areas="0" version="1" map-background="#ffffff">

hey, thanks for that ! is this a universal theme fix, or just V-Scale_Pure  ?
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: mambofive on February 13, 2015, 16:07:24
At least for the 'classic map'  theme this also helps.
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: john_percy on February 14, 2015, 23:53:13
AFAIK, this is a correct for all themes. It is needed when using Locus Store maps, but is only compatible with the Locus apps (Pro and Free).
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: Kona on March 07, 2015, 14:35:09
Yours V-Scale theme makes blue area on Locus Store Poland map on my Galaxy S5, but works fine with Poland OpenAndroMaps map, any tips?

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25025865/Locus%20Pro/Locus%20V-Scale2.jpg)
V-Scale 2 27.06.2014
Locus Store - Poland
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: jusc on March 07, 2015, 15:09:37
Hi Kona,

may you please change the attached file in your V-Scale2_Pure folder and test it?
(You must be logged in to see attached files)

Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: Kona on March 07, 2015, 16:17:23
Work like a charm!

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25025865/Locus%20Pro/Locus%202015-03-07%2015.09.38.jpg)(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25025865/Locus%20Pro/Locus%202015-03-07%2015.10.10.jpg)
OpenAndroMaps and Locus Store map
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: jusc on March 07, 2015, 16:50:02
Thank you for the feedback.  ;D
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: tramp20 on March 08, 2015, 15:24:15
Hi Kona,

may you please change the attached file in your V-Scale2_Pure folder and test it?
(You must be logged in to see attached files)

Thank you for this theme, I love it and of course the new vector maps from Locus.
Title: Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
Post by: gynta on March 16, 2015, 20:41:28
Final "all in one" update planed?
because i like this theme
but i'm not sure - is it "ready to use"?
or "beta"?  (see first post)