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Locus Map (4+) / Child waypoints LM4
« on: August 24, 2021, 21:11:04 »
When I create a waypoint in LM4, I get a wide variety of waypoint icons to choose from. This makes it easy to visually determine which is which while viewing the map.

With geocaches, no matter if I import a GPX with child waypoints or create a child waypoint myself, the selection of map icons is limited to just a couple and they are pretty small and don't show up on the map as well.

I understand that the waypoint TYPE has to be limited to those types that are supported by, but since the icons themselves do not get included with an exported GPX, can we get access to the full list of icons when creating child waypoints?

Troubles & Questions / Re: Locus on my Laptop
« on: June 29, 2021, 03:43:37 »
It works in landscape and can be stretched to full width.  It maintains the phone aspect ratio so it doesn't quite fill the screen vertically.  A little fun to play with but doesn't provide much in terms of versatility.

Troubles & Questions / Locus on my Laptop
« on: June 25, 2021, 17:21:34 »
Well, this is sort of fun.  Not sure of the value with this, but it's fun nevertheless.
Locus cannot access my laptop hard drive directly, which might be useful.
Currently, Win10 has a "your phone" app and Samsung phones have the companion app.
This is supposed to be released for all phones with Win11.

Troubles & Questions / LM4 - no startup screen
« on: April 15, 2021, 16:33:58 »
So I'm a recent upgrader to LM4 from LMPro. Really liking the extra features, especially the cloud sync between my tablet and phone. V4.0.2 on both devices. But I noticed a difference between the two when starting up.

On my phone, I get the customary "Initializing Locus" screen as shown in the attached. On my tablet, that screen does not show on startup. It just goes right to the map display. Much faster! Is the tablet not doing something at startup that it should? Or could I turn that off on my phone to make the startup faster?

Phone: Galaxy S20, Android 11, one UI 3.1
Tablet: Galaxy Tab S3, Android 9, one UI 1.1

Locus Map (4+) / Re: Locus Map - cloud/sync server
« on: April 10, 2021, 19:07:11 »
I just got started with 4.0.2 and have some questions and/or observations.

Using on both my phone and tablet.

I create a list and populate it with waypoints.
The list syncs to my other device but the setting on the waypoints on the second device is "hide all" even though they were set to "display all" on the originating device.

Yes, that is correct.
Viewing a geocache, tap the icon in the upper right corner of the screen, select add New Waypoint and it takes 5 or more seconds to save after I tap the check mark.  This is new behavior.

If I am just on the map screen and hit the + icon to add a waypoint, it saves instantly.

I did have about 40 lists of geocaches, but most are small, perhaps 20-30 points each. I deleted all but 10 or so and it makes no difference to this.

Troubles & Questions / Takes a long time to save a Geocache waypoint?
« on: January 22, 2021, 04:25:37 »
Just since the last update, it takes approximately 5 seconds to save a waypoint when viewing a geocache.
Saving a waypoint from the map screen gets saved instantly.  But if I'm viewing a geocache and then select Add Waypoint so that it gets added as a child waypoint, it takes around 5 seconds for it to save after pressing the check mark to save it.  This just started after the last update.  I'm using 3.50.1

I use Garmin's BaseCamp software on my laptop. It has some very nice route and track creation and editing tools.

I can export multiple routes, tracks and way points to a single GPX file to Dropbox. Import into Locus and it separates the way points into a List and the tracks & routes into the Tracks section.

Going from Locus into BaseCamp, export a waypoint list and a track list to Dropbox and then import them into a single or separate lists in BaseCamp.

There is no option to sync automatically between the two.

Troubles & Questions / Re: Locus creates Projects in Google Earth
« on: November 11, 2020, 15:45:42 »
Thanks so much for looking into this. I can see now that opening a KML or KMZ file starts and saves a project in GE. Very annoying, but Google does what Google wants.

As for the share function, I see what you mean. Perhaps other apps have already seen the change or bug in GE and provided a work-around by not including the waypoint name when they make the call.

As always, thanks for all the work on Locus and taking the time to look into this issue.

Troubles & Questions / Re: Locus creates Projects in Google Earth
« on: November 09, 2020, 12:59:11 »
Yes, GE shows in the Share menus, but does not work properly from there. It opens GE, but does not send the coordinates in the correct format to GE so GE opens at the last known location. See the shots below. First is the waypoint (geocache) in Locus. Using the share option, GE opens but does not move to those coordinates. Now tap the search icon on the GE screen and it shows what Locus sent. (second photo). Locus appended the waypoint name to the coordinates, so the search failed. If I edit out the waypoint name, GE moves to the correct location.

Also, when calling GE through the share menu, it does not create a project in GE like it does when called through the navigate menu.

Troubles & Questions / Re: Locus creates Projects in Google Earth
« on: November 06, 2020, 13:32:41 »
Thanks for the quick response. In trying to get a clearer picture, I made some adjustments. When tapping navigation apps Earth did not appear. Google navigation and Uber were the choices there. I deleted Uber and now when I select navigate the option navigation apps does not appear and Google navigation appears in the list instead.

I would not be surprised to see that it is a change on Google's end.

Troubles & Questions / Locus creates Projects in Google Earth
« on: November 05, 2020, 16:24:00 »
I've noticed something annoying with the communication between Locus and Google Earth. Let's say I open a waypoint and select navigate. A dialog opens to select a choice; Navigate to, Guide on, Compass, Earth, Navigation Apps, etc. I have the Google Earth app installed, so Earth shows up as a choice.

If I select Earth, it opens GE and creates a Project for that one way point and it gets saved in a Project list in GE. This has resulted in hundreds of Projects showing up in GE and I have to answer a couple dialogs every time I select GE from within Locus.

Other apps do not do this. If I tap the location pin in a Contact listing for example, GE shows as a choice and when selected, just opens and shows the view. No Projects dialogs or lists are created.

I suspect that Locus may not be using the correct API call when opening GE and passing the coordinates to GE.

Troubles & Questions / Obscure coordinate bug
« on: October 12, 2019, 03:20:14 »
This "bug" is pretty obscure - it requires two user mistakes to be made before it happens.  :-[
So it might not actually warrant a bug fix.

I copied coordinates from an email that someone sent me and then created a new waypoint using the 'Clipboard' option to paste the coordinates for the waypoint.  The email had the coordinates formatted as N41.48.392, W88.19.396.  (I use DDM format.)  I did not notice the additional decimal after degrees when copying, and did not notice it after pasting, either.  After tapping OK, Locus did not give me an error message about invalid formatting, it just entered something very different. Try it - it's easily repeatable.

Troubles & Questions / Re: Left panel disappears
« on: October 12, 2019, 03:04:39 »
Actually I believe I have found the problem.  On my Galaxy phone, I had remapped the Bixby button to launch LocusPro instead.  It was only when launching LocusPro with the Bixby button that this would happen, as well as a couple other minor glitches.  Launching LocusPro the normal way, I do not have any such problems. So not only is Bixby rather useless, so is it's button.   ;D

Troubles & Questions / Re: Left panel disappears
« on: September 19, 2019, 14:22:11 »
Locus Pro 3.39.4 and Geocaching 4 Locus 3.0.3. Android 9.0 on Samsung S9+.

On extremely rare occasions I have had the right side panel disappear as well and double tap did not bring it back. But losing the content panel happens once or twice per day while geocaching. Maybe it's an interaction with G4L.

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