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I found version 3.0.2 at
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Themes - Vector maps / Re: mapsforge v4 themes for Openandromaps
« on: April 28, 2019, 10:19:27 »
I made a reference which mapsforge version support which tags that can be found here:
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Thanks for the hint about the problem tags in the theme for V4 on your site.
I made a reference which mapsforge version support which tags that can be found here:
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.37.+ ( 18. 3. 2019 )
« on: April 27, 2019, 00:19:56 »
As a result of the changed way the new beta deals with scaling maps for devices of different resolution, I've put together new versions of my Mapsforge version 4 compatible themes. They are effectively add-ons to the Voluntary themes. At present they are solely for the beta version and will simply not appear in the list of available themes in the current release, hence I have named them Voluntary Mapsforge beta and Velocity beta.
Download, unzip and add to your Locus themes directory.
Please let me know if they work for you.
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Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] HiLo hiking theme
« on: April 26, 2019, 20:02:39 »
I do not understand yet how these layers affect Mapsforge, but thanks for the explanations.

I had already found out that it is related to the forest, but still had no time to think of a workaround. Thank you for your workaround. I will take it over.

The changes I will no longer in the HiLo theme but only in the follow-up theme "active RT", if interested can download this on Github.
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To the Locus and OpenAndroMaps community,

after many try-and-error runs I was able to adapt my "outdoor" theme and create the new "outdoorV4" theme, which can be used with the new multi-language mapsforge V4 OpenAndroMaps. It is compatible only with these new maps!
In general, I have tried to make the theme identical to the existing "outdoor" theme. Due to problems with many tags used for the configuration of font sizes and priorities, many small changes had to be made. You will find more details (i. e. which tags had to be ommitted) an my website [in German].
Please take the theme as a draft. I am happy for any comments, suggestions and there will be constant improvements. Maybe, I will adapt in the future also my existing "desert" theme.

Download the newest version on

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Discussion/New features / Re: Update of map core (2019)
« on: April 06, 2019, 12:04:11 »
Hi guys,
one month delay ... not too bad I believe.

So who is brave enough to try the new special Alpha version? :)

How to:
Download Map-alpha:
Download Map-alpha:
Download Map-alpha:

Version is based on 3.37.2 + latest fixes + months of work on new "map core".

What to test:
Best: use as you usually do with the regular version.

I mainly try to achieve:
- better support for MapsForge V4 maps
- the good old Map manager that looks exactly the same as in current public version (it use different map system on background)
- improved suggested maps in "Quick map switch"
- better display of raster maps on devices with higher DPI
- correct work of overlays
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To all users of Locus and Openandromaps,

I have just published some major updates for my themes "outdoor" and "desert" and added the new theme "navigation". You can find some description (in German) and the downloads also on:
Please use always my website to download the NEWEST version of the theme!

Here a brief summary of changes:
- the 3 themes use a common backbone, meaning in general they use the same styling and symbols
- they differ in zoom levels, detail levels and amount of selectable features
- they can be used in parallel on the same device
- all symbols (nearly) are now switched to svg (scalable vector graphics)
- the most predominant symbols can be switched to be only small circles to not overpopulate and confuse the map
- the "navigation" theme is thought to be used for car navigation and shows road bigger but leaves off some other elements (i. e. elevelation lines)

Feel free to use them and send me feedback.
I am constantly trying to improve these themes.


Here are some screenshots and the themes for download.

Theme icons which show up in Locus:

The "outdoor" theme:

The "desert" theme:

The "navigation" theme:

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Cursors / Icons / Voices / Re: [CURSORS] Simple_Cursors
« on: October 02, 2018, 21:39:46 »
This file was zipped with an extra directory level and will not be usable in Locus Map without some changes. Updated files in a post below.

Version 3.0?
Just a little cleanup. Added a black outline for increased contrast when using different maps.

SVG-file available.

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Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
« on: February 26, 2018, 16:56:00 »
Multilingual (Mapsforge v4) maps from OpenAndroMaps can now be displayed with the included Voluntary Mapsforge theme, which is only offered as an option when a Mapsforge v4 map has been selected. Voluntary Mapsforge is as similar to Voluntary UK as possible.
Other changes:
- Addition of switchable tracks in City and Roads styles
- "Blue" icons darkened to improve visibility
- Buildings under construction shown in latest OAMmaps
- Cable cars now hang downwards in Voluntary Mapsforge and Cruiser/Orux version
- Velocity colours revised (track/residential/runway/military etc)
- Voluntary UK national/international cycle routes set to red labels (as UK signage)
- Rendering order and style of roads under construction changed
- Alignment of passes; abandoned and active mine and military bunker now shown on OAMaps.
- Peaks appear at zoom levels according to their local prominence on OAMaps.
- Bridges align for cycle tracks on OAMaps.
- Race track bridges, tunnels shown.
- Paths etc slimmed slightly

Latest version in first post in this thread.
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Themes - Vector maps / [Theme] OS Style
« on: February 26, 2018, 16:34:35 »
Just for fun, I've produced a theme that mimics the UK Ordnance Survey styles as far as possible. It's available for free download here.
left: Actual Ordnance Survey
right: OS-Style theme

Updated 9 March 2018
Corrected 11 March 2018
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Cursors / Icons / Voices / [ICONS][CZ] Ikony POI.CZ
« on: November 25, 2017, 12:05:23 »
Balíček ze sady ikon k POI, a je to trochu roztříděno podle druhu

Minimální verze Locusu 3.24.2 nebo vyšší

Náhled zde
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Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] UniGCcz (for map from
« on: October 08, 2017, 18:05:33 »
updated version UniGCcz_opt_HD_20171008 (for HD Device, like Xiaomi RM4N), comments are welcome

See First post
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Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
« on: September 29, 2017, 16:08:55 »
Voluntary theme has been updated. The new version is available in the first post, or through Locus Store in the app.
The main enhancements are:
- Option to show "difficult" paths in LoMaps and maps from OpenAndroMaps
- Names for archipelagos, islands and islets in latest maps from OpenAndroMaps (from 1 Oct 2017)
- Minor but important changes in the order of rendering of one-way streets, route overlays, railways, aeroways, ferries and bridges; white underlay for paths on bridges; revised border rendering.

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Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
« on: January 26, 2017, 14:51:42 »
I've adjusted the styles for the theme so that Cycle, Hiking, City and Road styles function almost as presets with a limited range of tailored options, while Multi and Yellow have a fuller (but manageable) range of options. Locus remembers the settings of the overlays for each style (Neat, Menion!).
The key (same link as post above: ) has also been updated.
Voluntary Cruiser is included here for completeness but is not intended for use with the Locus app.
This is still beta, but almost ready for release.
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