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Support => Troubles & Questions => Topic started by: linpez on May 31, 2021, 13:23:58

Title: Austrian Map Alpenvereinskarten
Post by: linpez on May 31, 2021, 13:23:58
hello there,

is there somehow a possibility to use purchased maps from the austrian Alpenverein (https://www.alpenverein.at/shop/shop/artikel.php?h_no=90020) with locus?

thank you for your help
greets peter

Title: Re: Austrian Map Alpenvereinskarten
Post by: Menion on May 31, 2021, 15:43:49
Hello Peter,
as I see, these maps are copy-protected and in some private format. So there is almost no chance it will work in the Locus Map because there is currently no support for any copy-protected map system, sorry.

Menion
Title: Re: Austrian Map Alpenvereinskarten
Post by: linpez on May 31, 2021, 21:57:20
Hi menion,

thx for the quick answer. I love locus. It's my companion on nearly all my outdoor activities.

Since the maps of Alpenverein are by far the best topographical maps in austria its really a pity that i can not use them in my beloved locus...

Greets from austria
Peter
Title: Re: Austrian Map Alpenvereinskarten
Post by: linpez on June 01, 2021, 09:18:51
is there the possibility to get the maps of the alpenverein or the oek50 (1:50000) online maps of http://www.austrianmap.at into the shop. so one can purchase and use them from within locus?

thank you for your help
greeets from austria

peter
Title: Re: Austrian Map Alpenvereinskarten
Post by: voldapet on June 04, 2021, 13:27:20
Hi,
I'm sorry we already contacted the Alpenverain but without any response.  OK50 could be theoretically added as paid maps - it depends on the pricing of BEV. Anyway, please vote for this idea https://help.locusmap.eu/topic/22836-is-it-possible-to-usebuy-the-austrian-map-ok50-from-bev
BTW: are OK50 maps better than KOMPASS maps?
Thanks, Petr
Title: Re: Austrian Map Alpenvereinskarten
Post by: linpez on June 17, 2021, 11:36:54
it would be awesome if there is a legal way in locus to use the BEV (best solution would be to get the Alpenverein maps where they are available since they are real 1:25000) maps.

There other apps, i.e. apemap or alpenvereinaktiv, which are capable of using AV maps but i'm an long term user and absolute fan of loucs for all of my activities and i'dont want to switch to another app just because of the maps.

BTW: are OK50 maps better than KOMPASS maps?

I would say yes. of course this is always somehow subjective. Another point is, that i'm very used to the layout of the maps of Alpenverein (the same as BEV) due to trainings etc. and i find it very uncomfortable to use another layout ;)

I'm looking forward to have the opinion of BEV maps in locus.
greets from austria

peter