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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.46.+ ( 26. 5. 2020 )
« on: July 10, 2020, 07:24:53 »
Question about this changelog entry about "GPS only when app in foreground (Android 11"):
Doesn't that kinda kill all recording ability - for Locus and all GPS apps? That sounds like the end for all GPS recording apps, if I have to keep the phone on and the app open for it to record. Or do I miss something?

Sorry if that has been discussed before, but the search is not usable for searches like "Android 11"...
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.46.+ ( 26. 5. 2020 )
« on: June 30, 2020, 13:13:38 »
@Žajdlík Josef
ah, weird that it is already visible today ... you have correctly set 30. June? It should be same issue as here , sorry.

@Henk van der Spek
should it be possible to simulate the issue on your rounded track manually? I really need to have some steps here to fix it properly :-\
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.46.+ ( 26. 5. 2020 )
« on: June 14, 2020, 19:26:07 »
I also have the impression that Locus 3.46.2 doesn't shut off anymore. I don't see the loading screen anymore and the map screen is drawn almost instantaneously. Only after deleting temporary files, which enforces a restart, the loading screen is present.
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Themes - Vector maps / Re: Overview map theme collection
« on: May 31, 2020, 22:12:07 »
Hello, hmm interesting useful idea.

So something like shared Google Drive document for now? or shorter:
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.46.+ ( 26. 5. 2020 )
« on: May 31, 2020, 11:05:38 »
For almost two days, I see LM Pro on Google Play as published, but it's still not ready for download ...
with me: once an update is released I often do not get it offered as 'update available' the first days but if I go to 'Google Play>My apps & games>Installed>Locus Map Pro' I might get an Update-button (instead of the Open-button) if I switch back and forth several times - so you might get a chance if you try to 'provoke' it > if you know, just try and try, it might work
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Themes - Vector maps / How to check when layer is not selected?
« on: May 22, 2020, 18:19:38 »
Is there a way to use layer options and apply things based on both when the layer is selected and something else when the layer of NOT selected?

In my OS Map theme I have an option to display road labels similar to OS maps as path text along the side of the road. For single carriage roads this works fine for both left and right drive maps/counties.

However, for dual carriage ways I have used a DY setting for the path text that places the road labels to the left of the road for left hand drive maps/countries. In right hand maps/countries the offset is wrong and the road labels appear on the roads instead of to the side:

The left is UK left hand traffic and the right is Germany rigth hand traffic with labels in wrong place...

I thought I would use a layer option to allow you to indicate if you want right hand traffic or not... if not, then I assume left hand traffic. I would then use a positive or negative DY offset based on selected or not:

Anyone know if this is possible?

PS: Yes that is a v4 map and yes the OS Map theme for v4 maps is very close to ready...
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Free chat / Re: *off topic* waterproofing
« on: May 22, 2020, 12:38:35 »
It was a little "spam" message and this topic is interesting but quite old. Nevermind :).

I remember that a long time ago, just because of problems with water on the display, the "screen lock" function was created, to prevent some accidental taps by water drops. Anyway not to turn the screen on, is the best solution :)
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@balloni55, @pix
Danke für die Rückmeldungen, dann brauche ich keine Fehler suchen  :)
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Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
« on: May 09, 2020, 10:30:30 »
Thanks for the detailed report. I'm afraid late night fat fingers struck. Bugfix version in the first post now.
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Danke dir,
getestet und scheint wie gewünscht zu funktionieren
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Wishlist / Re: Map legend shortcut vor vector maps
« on: May 02, 2020, 01:57:50 »
An idea: currently there are 2 types of buttons that can be added to function panels:
  • Add function button
  • Add link to app
How about 3rd type: Add link to  file? This could for this discussion be a PDF map legend file, but could be any useful file in practice.
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.45.+ ( 14. 4. 2020 )
« on: April 20, 2020, 15:00:37 »
@Henk van der Spek
weird problem with the closing of the app. Unfortunately, I have the only device with Android 10+ (Pixel 2) and there is no such problem > so little unsolvable for me for now.

I'm not 100% sure what changes I made in the recent version but I hope that issue with guidance beeping is really solved. Fact, that app is not perfectly closed is not a real problem, to be true, full-close of the app is weird (and generally not recommended) on Android. The problem should be in the case, such minimized app will still suck your battery (which I believe/hope does not happen).

Anyway, in the moment I notice same issue on my device (or I'll receive more similar bug-reports), I'll, of course, solve it somehow.

you wrote "there was accidental pressure on the phones volume knobs" > app set one channel as active and when this app is active, volume controls control this channel! So in case, you choose "Alarm" channel, then volume up/down will control this channel so the problem will be the same.

I also did not have any crash when changing volume when "Notification" channel is active. The log will be needed here if you want to fix it.

distance text has a white border and arrows has a light white background. So on some dark maps, both should be better visible. Fact that value is hidden behind magnifier is another story. Value is simply put into center of the line and here is a result ...
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Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map (v3 maps)
« on: April 19, 2020, 19:49:23 »
For me I am also missing the names of the hiking trails like E3 and GR5.
And also please put a .nomedia  file in your directories :) otherwise my Gallery App is flooded.  :)

I've replaced the theme with an updated version that now contains .nomedia files. I had them in there originally, but got over zealous deleting unused files before posting.

The hiking trails by default do not display their name labels (CW) but rather their full textual names (Cotswold Way). This is to be as compliant with Ordnance Survey's own maps. I have noticed that most non-LoMaps do not support this full name text of hiking trails, so I have included support for displaying the hiking trail labels, these are enabled by selecting the overlay "non-OS symbols" - you'll see in the Legends that all the non-OS symbols have a little 'cross' symbol next to them and a foot-note that tells you which overlay option selects them.

Hope that helps, Karl.
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Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
« on: April 19, 2020, 12:56:56 »
Hmm... I'm now wondering if I am actually using v3 maps after all... You are correct, all the v4 maps I tried do not work with OS Map theme.... I've started to look into it, seems v4 maps are handled differently in Locus Map from v3. I looked at how Velocity works for v3 and v4 and I got OS Map to be selectable for v4 maps but it displays nothing so far, seems I need would need create a new theme for v4 maps using different scalings/sizes etc... quite a bit of work.  Note Velocity is supporting v4 with a completely different theme with the same name...

For now I would suggest that this theme is for v3 maps only (I changed the post's title to reflect this too). I will look to see if I can get a v4 version working, but I suspect this may take some time. If anyone has any tips of converting v3 theme to v4 theme I would be glad to hear. Seems the zoom levels are reduced by 2 and line thicknesses are narrower and not using "dp" values...

Update: Found this might be useful:
Update: Also found:

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Themes - Vector maps / [Theme] OS Map (v20200427 for v3 maps only)
« on: April 19, 2020, 01:38:58 »
Having used UK Ordnance Survey (OS) maps all my life, when I started using Locus Map I was desperate for a map theme that looked similar. After using both Voluntary UK and OS Style themes for a while, I still hankered after something closer to the style of the original UK OS maps. So I decided to create my own theme that tries to emulate the Ordnance Survey 1:25k and 1:50k map styles as closely as is possible within the constraints of Locus Map and data provided by the vector maps. It should work with both LoMap and OAM maps. I must give credit to John Campbell for his Voluntary UK theme that I used as a starting point (v. 190101).

There are 6 maps styles provided in the theme:
  • Explorer 1:25k
  • Landranger 1:50k
  • Dynamic Scale
  • Night Mode 1:25k
  • Night Mode 1:50k
  • Night Mode Dynamic
Dynamic Scale automatically switches from 50k to 25k at zoom level 16.
Night Modes provide a darker colour scheme for night usage that preserve the OS colour, but muted a bit. I don't like the built in night mode as it inverts all the colours.

There are also several overlay options:
  • non-OS  symbols
  • non-OS road furniture
  • demanding paths
  • hiking routes, national
  • hiking routes, local
  • emphasise hiking routes
  • cycling routes, national
  • cycling routes, local
  • emphasise cycle routes
  • fill in residential areas
  • grow 50k buildings into town masses
  • emphasise land access
  • OS style road labels
  • level road labels
  • boxed road labels
I used google translate to define the translations, so let me know if there are more appropriate translations.

I also created PDF legends for the 25k and 50k themes to show what is supported/different using a similar style to the original OS legends with screenshots from Locus Map and the theme's own symbols etc.

Last attachment is a ZIP of the theme. (now with .nomedia files, thanks Henk van der Spek for pointing that out).

Install in the usual way of unzipping in Locus Map's _theme folder, e.g.:


I've only tried this on my phone (Samsung Galaxy A3) and tablet (Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014). It is quite a big theme file now (~10,000 lines)  because it contains so many different categories and overlay options. I am interested to know if it works OK for everyone. I have considered creating a "lite" 25k only option to see it is works faster or not...

I am putting this theme out there as I feel it might be of interest to others. It is provided as is.
I am not inclined to spend a lot of time working on it, but you are welcome to modify it for your own purposes.

Let me know if there some major problems with the theme.

Here is a comparison of the same map rendered with: Internal Theme, Voluntary UK, OS Style and my new 4 OS map styles (also attached as ThemePreviews_LORES.jpg but lower resolution):


UPDATE 2020.04.27
I have fixed:
   - couple of  mistakes in the legends
   - added to the legends some additional overlay footer notes.
   - country borders to include admin_levels 2, 3 and 4 now.
   - rounded locks in rivers now square
   - some syntax errors I found during porting to v4 (which is now about 50% completed).

I've updated the attachments with new versions, hence their counters are reset.
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