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Quote from: "jasper"
ok thanks for your help, in future I will keep a backup. What is the most reliable method of recording tracks, using the integrated recorder or using google's my tracks?

The way I do is to use locus to record tracks and export to GPSies for backup.

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Implemented / Re: speed dependent zoom
« on: August 01, 2011, 23:31:52 »
Quote from: "jctmarques"
As stated in another duplicate thread, besides the dynamic zoom according to speed, my wish is that the dynamic zoom would be the best to fit actual position and destination position, if there is any, disregarding the speed. That wooulb be awesome when walking or cycling because the path to follow would be visible in the best way everytime.

However, if destination is too far then the resulting zoom would be too small and little details could be seen on the map. How about a button on the right panel to quickly switch between autozoom levels:
- no autozoom
- autozoom fitting actual position and destination position in the screen
- autozoom based on current speed

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Quote from: "jusc"
Sorry, I´m not convinced too, because track recording ist just two clicks or touches away. I planned last tracks with Locus on my Defy the evening before I started. So why should I stop track recording after each start of Locus, if I only want to play with it? For me Locus is mor than a track logger.  8-)
I own a Garmin device too, and I start my tour and start recording by resetting the "old" track before. On the other side with another Garmin device (Forerunner) you have to start recording too, by pressing the start button. If you forget it, you have also nothing recorded.
2:2 :mrgreen:
J.
 please scroll the gifs down.

Thank you for the explanation pictures! I also put the track button in the right menu to limit the number of clicks as much as possible before starting a trip. But if you count all operations to do before start (select waypoint, guide on, proper zoom, track on), it is still  many clicks... :) My point is to limit the staff to setup as much as possible and automatic tracking would help.

I see your point. You just want to have a clean track showing the route you are interested to record. Well, you can disable track log in your garmin; there is an option in the setup menu. Personally, I leave the tracklog always on as I like to mark all the areas I have explored, even months before, of a national park, etc. to be able to come back (I know that route brings somewhere out) or to avoid already visited areas.

In my opinion, a background continuous tracklog option (which can be enabled/disabled) would be nice to have. 8-)

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Various & Bin / Re: Dynamic Zoom
« on: August 01, 2011, 20:21:01 »
Autozoom would be a nice feature. There could be different ways for implementing it:

1) The one you said: change zoom automatically to fit the actual position and the destination in screen in best map resolution
2) In case of "compute route" towards a waypoint, zoom could be bigger if a curve is approaching and smaller if the route is a straight line
3) In case of guide on, it could be bigger zoom if current speed is low, and smaller zoom if current speed is high.

Opinions?

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Quote from: "bender"
+1

I switched to Locus from OziExplorer CE having moved from WM6 to Android and I was used to this feature there. It would really be nice not to care for manual recordings. I missed some recorded parts of tracks on my recent yacht holiday. :( It wasn't the developer's fault, of course. ;) It might be optional with default value off e.g. Thanks for taking it into consideration.

Menion seems not convinced about this feature... It is up to us users to convince him!  :)  Please keep rating!

David

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Tools / Easy to create your own map from JPG using MAPC2MAPC
« on: July 31, 2011, 13:43:50 »
Hi All,

For your information, the author of MAPC2MAPC just released a new version which seems to work perfectly to generate your own maps from an image file in Locus.
http://www.the-thorns.org.uk/mapping/

The procedure is described in the link below and it uses Google Earth to generate a KML file to calibrate the map:
http://www.the-thorns.org.uk/mapping/GEcalibrate.pdf

Hope this helps!
Cheers,
David

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Quote from: "David"
Hi All,

I am trying to calibrate a topo map in the alps (Madonna di campiglio hiking map, first image in the webpage below)
http://www.campigliodolomiti.it/lang/EN ... io,47.html

using Google earth to calibrate the map and generate a kml file and MAPC2MAPC to save a calibrated map directly in Mobile Atlas format, it even has atlas Locus / RMAPS sqlite.db.

The procedure is very simple, described here:
http://www.the-thorns.org.uk/mapping/GEcalibrate.pdf

The point is that... it does not work perfectly. The sqlitedb file is generated, I copied it underl Locus / maps and it is opened correctly almost in the right location, but it is not precise and some tiles seems to be missing.

Did somebody try to calibrate a map in this way? If it would work, it would be much easier than the above methods... Am I doing something wrong?

Thank you in advance,
David

Edit: I also wrote to the author of MAPC2MAPC, I will keep you informed...

The author of MAPC2MAPC answered and updated its software yesterday. Give it a try to create custom maps...

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Quote from: "jusc"
Please try this:
Replace all in LocusmapsOnlinecustomproviders.xml on your sdcard . Backup your providers.xml at first ;)
1.

map01.eniro.no/geowebcache/service/tms1.0.0/map/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
with
map01.eniro.com/geowebcache/service/tms1.0.0/map/{z}/{x}/{y}.png

2.
you can try to replace map01 with map02, map03, or map04 too, if you want
p. e. =
map02.eniro.com/geowebcache/service/tms1.0.0/map/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
map03.eniro.com/geowebcache/service/tms1.0.0/map/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
or
map04.eniro.com/geowebcache/service/tms1.0.0/map/{z}/{x}/{y}.png

Remember, that there are 4 lines to replace for
map01.eniro.no/geowebcache/service/tms1.0.0/map/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
map01.eniro.no/geowebcache/service/tms1.0.0/aerial/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
map01.eniro.no/geowebcache/service/tms1.0.0/hybrid/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
map01.eniro.no/geowebcache/service/tms1.0.0/nautical/{z}/{x}/{y}.png

please let me know if that works or not

J.

Hi Jusc,

I tried, same problem. I tried map03 , map04, also map.eniro.com.

I kept testing also with Oruxmaps and that one works. However, it seems to me that it slows down and eventually the tile shows in Oruxmaps, perhaps it is like it keeps retrying until the tile is downloaded. This is just speculation, I have no way to check it.

I checked the onlinemapsources.xml file that Oruxmaps is using. The eniro entry looks like:
<onlinemapsource uid="20">
<name>Eniro (SE, NO, FI)</name>
<url><![CDATA[http://map.eniro.com/geowebcache/service/tms1.0.0/map/{$z}/{$x}/{$y}.png]]></url>
<minzoom>1</minzoom>
<maxzoom>19</maxzoom>
<projection>MERCATORESFERICA</projection>
<servers></servers>
<httpparam name=""></httpparam>
<xop></xop>
<yop>0</yop>
<zop></zop>
<qop></qop>
</onlinemapsource>

I do not know if this info can be useful...

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Hi All,

I am trying to calibrate a topo map in the alps (Madonna di campiglio hiking map, first image in the webpage below)
http://www.campigliodolomiti.it/lang/EN ... io,47.html

using Google earth to calibrate the map and generate a kml file and MAPC2MAPC to save a calibrated map directly in Mobile Atlas format, it even has atlas Locus / RMAPS sqlite.db.

The procedure is very simple, described here:
http://www.the-thorns.org.uk/mapping/GEcalibrate.pdf

The point is that... it does not work perfectly. The sqlitedb file is generated, I copied it underl Locus / maps and it is opened correctly almost in the right location, but it is not precise and some tiles seems to be missing.

Did somebody try to calibrate a map in this way? If it would work, it would be much easier than the above methods... Am I doing something wrong?

Thank you in advance,
David

Edit: I also wrote to the author of MAPC2MAPC, I will keep you informed...

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Quote from: "menion"
so server is returning this (see attachement). I don't know if there is something that should help to explain (in html page in attachment), but I think this is some sort of protection.

When accessing www.eniro.se via a mobile phone, the webserver redirects towards the mobile version, which looks exactly like that page. I do not know how locus is fetching the tiles, but if it is via HTML protocol, can it be the eniro webserver recognises the user-agent of a browser in a mobile phone and redirects to that webpage rather than serving the map download request? If that is the case, it should make the map download request using the user-agent set as desktop. Does it make sense?

Davide

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Declined / Re: Sync with gmail and re-routing
« on: July 22, 2011, 22:06:38 »
Looks interesting, thanks!

David

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Maps / Free maps for hiking
« on: July 22, 2011, 11:21:57 »
Hi all,

I would like to share this link for downloading/uploading maps
http://mappery.dreamhosters.com/

Some maps in the Alps are very accurate for hiking/skiing like:
http://mappery.dreamhosters.com/map-of/ ... Hiking-Map

Did anybody try to port in Locus similar maps of famous hiking places in the Alps? Any link to share?

David

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Hi menion,

I made a test. I have been running Locus and Oruxmaps at the same time with Eniro maps as source.  Oruxmaps does not have any problem in displaying that map. I switched to Locus, browsed the map here and there until the "unknown problem" text appeared, then switched to Oruxmaps and it was keeping working normally. If the map server protection were based on the IP address nodes requesting too much data, then also Oruxmaps should stop working, so it may be a bug or something.

Hope you will have time to check. Eniro maps are the most accurate for the Scandinavian region (in my opinion).

Thanks,
David

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Urgh... you are right, I do not like your answer...  :)  I will give some reasons on why I think it is an important feature.

Garmin (sorry, Garmin again...) developed quite much its features around track logging. The use case (at least for me) is for outdoor activities in big national parks or nature, where basically you want to enable tracking always and all the time to be able to go back or to be able to find areas you did not explore even months after. A full history of tracks, always available to see where you have been. The best way to have it is to have tracking always enabled, so no risk of mistakes and  some archiving function.

Please take a look at these links:
http://garmin.blogs.com/softwareupdates ... iving.html
http://www.gpsfix.net/advanced-tracklogs/

I quote some:
"The major new enhancement is the ability to have auto archiving run daily or weekly.  Under Setup>Tracks>Auto Archive you will find three options: When Full (described above), Daily and Weekly.  As soon as you select either the Daily or Weekly option the unit will analyze your current tracklog and break it up into daily or weekly archive files with names like “Day 20-JUN-10 09.46.32 AM.gpx” or “Week 03-JUL-10 08.34.56 AM.gpx”.   Thereafter, when you power on you GPS in the morning (daily) or on Sunday (weekly) the archive file will be created for the previous day/week and all of the tracks in the current tracklog will be moved to the archive file.  This keeps the clutter down in your current tracklog and provides an easier way to find your tracklogs for a given date."

Did I convince you?  :mrgreen:

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Anybody likes this feature? :D I believe most of people enable track recording before a trip in the majority of cases and like to analize the trace later on.

Thanks,
David

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