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Discussion/New features / Re: Offline POI database
« on: May 10, 2015, 19:00:13 »
Thanks for answering Menion,

I imagine the complexities involved, and so more troubles for developers to support it too.

One way I imagine would be to convert my POIs to OSM format and then use the same tool you use to create the .db ( I guess the .db from the store are from OSM data).

 I understand that this may not be interesting to make this tool available, so it could prejudice the selling on the store, but if that's not the case, and there's no other problem, it would be nice to have access to the tool to make some experiments.

I'm planning to make some experiments with a KML loading POIs from my own server.

Thanks in advance

Discussion/New features / Re: Offline POI database
« on: May 09, 2015, 23:40:38 »
Hello people,

Is this possible to create my own POI .db file?

I have a huge  ( more than 20000) POI database that I have imported in Points from a GPX file but they're are slowing down Locus startup if I left it visible.


Maps / Re: [MAPS] - Vector maps
« on: September 08, 2011, 04:08:22 »
Quote from: "psuk"
Is it possible to convert Garmin .img to .map? TOPO Czech in Locus (or Android) is my big dream :)

If Locus is not an absolute requirement you can convert .img to .nm2 with Mapedit and use it with Navitel. I do it with Brazilian maps. Of course, Locus is far away much better than Navitel....

Various & Bin / Re: Measure Distance Between 2 points along Track
« on: September 07, 2011, 22:51:30 »
Quote from: durian
I have a related wish also - converting a trackpoint to a POI. So I can mark stuff afterwards in the track.

Peter, it can be done easily. Open the information window for the point . Then just click + button.  I dont know if it's a recent feature, but anyway it works nice.

Various & Bin / Measure Distance Between 2 points along Track
« on: September 03, 2011, 06:40:08 »

Locus is no doubt the best GPS for outdoor activities. I have been using it on my trekking activities with great success. Thank you!

One little thing I miss is a way to quickly measure the distance between two points of a track, but along the track, not a straight line. It can be done subtracting the "distance to end" of the two points. Despite the fact I don't like doing math knowing I have a powerful computer in hand,  would be nice to have a button for that, so you select the first and second points and the distance showed up somewhere.

It is useful when you are using a already recorded or imported track to follow on. Sometimes you want to know how far you are from a programmed stop on a POI, for example.

If that's too simple for you  :lol: , much better would be something like a "Goal" tool. You could choose the track, the goal point and the "missing distance"  from actual position optionally shows in the "title" bar, ( the one with  Title, Map, GPS, Coordinates, Guiding, Goal ).

Sorry if the measuring feature is already present. I couldn't find how to do it searching in forum and documentation.

Thank you in advance

Maps / Re: [MAPS] - Vector maps
« on: August 17, 2011, 20:15:26 »
ptx2shp seems nice! I just tried that. You can convert from .shp to .osm with Merkaartor ( I dont know if it has a Windows versions).
I'm stuck now with osmosis and mapwriter plugin.

Maps / Re: [MAPS] - Vector maps
« on: August 04, 2011, 23:46:55 »
Here in Brazil there is a nice project called Tracksource Brasil, very similar to OpenStreetMap Project, but much more complete to our country. It has many trails and off road tracks. Unfortunately, they use a proprietary software called TrackMaker to develop the maps. Then, they export it to Garmin format to be placed on GPS hardware. Sadly they have no plans to integrate it on OpenStreetMaps project.

My dream is to place that wonderful maps on Locus, so I don't have to carry another gadget on trail. I converted the .img file to .osm, so I can use it on Locus. By the way, TrackMaker doesn't export to .osm directly. I had to do the following workaround:
 Original Garmin .img -> Exported as .dbx with Mapdekode -> Exported as .gtm with TrackMaker -> Converted to .osm with GPSBabel -> Converted to .map with Osmosis Mapwriter plugin

I'm wondering if Locus can only show some special layers os so, because all .osm maps I've tried from sources other than OpenStreetMap site didn't work.

Maps / Re: [MAPS] - Vector maps
« on: August 04, 2011, 21:52:57 »
Hello People,

I'm trying to create my own vector maps with Srtm2Osm (
It gives me the .osm file and I tryed to create the .map file with: osmosis --rx file="srtm.osm" --mw file=""
It runs fine, but the maps is empty on Locus. Am I missing something?

By the way, I managed to convert Garmin .img to OpenStreetMap format, if someone is interested. I could open it in JOSM, but the map is empty as above.


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