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Support => Troubles & Questions => Topic started by: casagi on November 18, 2019, 23:39:37

Title: Can I search OpenAndroMaps addresses?
Post by: casagi on November 18, 2019, 23:39:37
1) Can I search the addresses embedded in OpenAndroMaps?

(https://i.imgur.com/bUJ7WCG.png)

2) Can I search the POIs embedded in OpenAndroMaps? (Hospitals, toilets, shopping, etc)
Title: Re: Can I search OpenAndroMaps addresses?
Post by: Menion on November 19, 2019, 06:34:41
Hello,
1) no
2) no

None of these features is available or planned (for now).
Title: Re: Can I search OpenAndroMaps addresses?
Post by: Saturo on November 19, 2019, 09:29:39
If this would be implemented nobody would buy LoMap anymore.
Title: Re: Can I search OpenAndroMaps addresses?
Post by: Menion on November 19, 2019, 10:01:05
Heh funny ...
Title: Re: Can I search OpenAndroMaps addresses?
Post by: poutnikl on November 19, 2019, 10:30:29
Perhaps, LoMaps would be sold more, if  updated more frequently ( at least as OAM are ), and the subscription was available also for a time period, instead for a particular map release.

As the current business model kind of punishes OSM contributors, that make frequent OSM updates and quite need frequent map updates.

However I like LocusMap, I like OSMand  live map updates feature, together with OSM contributed bonus program ( even if I do not participate currently in either )

But what I know about business or marketing ?

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Title: Re: Can I search OpenAndroMaps addresses?
Post by: Menion on November 19, 2019, 13:57:07
Few facts

- LoMaps are not made primarily for an income. Their cost is computed based on hosting and distribution prices + small provision.
- because of this, we do not push users to download/purchase them. They serve as an easy way to get usable maps
- their pricing system is wrong, we know it and it will be changed in Locus Map 4 (not yet 100% decided how)
- offline search works well, but it is based on steps from city > street, not always usable. Current LoPoints are terrible (planned rework during Q2/2020). So I really do not think, that address & points have major effect that LoMaps are used.
- the problem I see is mainly that we did not yet open-sources our tools for creating points and addresses. Which I want to do, just time and priorities complicate it.
Howgh ...
Title: Re: Can I search OpenAndroMaps addresses?
Post by: ThomasD. on November 19, 2019, 22:32:12
As LoMaps are the only way to get get offline adress search, they do have major effect for buying them. Users do have no other choice - as uncomfortable the way they offer may be.
Title: Re: Can I search OpenAndroMaps addresses?
Post by: freischneider on November 20, 2019, 06:29:25
There is very little money for the LoMaps. You could also sell the offline addresses separately, without LoMap. I think it's ok as it is. It can not be anything for nothing. The basic equipment is free of charge (map OAM) And who wants special equipment (offline addresses), which must pay something for it.
Title: Re: Can I search OpenAndroMaps addresses?
Post by: Holger on November 26, 2019, 15:53:11
It is still not okay to block the OAM addresses. One could unlock their function by a one-off payment.
Title: Re: Can I search OpenAndroMaps addresses?
Post by: Menion on November 26, 2019, 16:01:02
Why "block"?? Such feature have to be implemented and somehow logically integrated into the application.

It is definitely a task for a few days. So it is not about blocking ...
Title: Re: Can I search OpenAndroMaps addresses?
Post by: tapio on December 02, 2019, 11:25:34
I use OAM maps and buy Lomaps (Germany north and south) only for the database file. I delete the map file.
My guess is, the database 100% reflects the OAM pois. At least I can see that the database usually increases in size with every release.

Well, time and resources. I think in general, Locus needs much more love for POI. That UI, where we have to scroll like idiots in order to add +100 POI is... weird.