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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.36.+ ( 30. 1. 2019 )
« on: March 17, 2019, 17:48:39 »
I confirm that the display map issue has been resolved.
Today, while riding my bike, I felt that the dashoboard slope was more accurate than last year. Instead of SRTM data, Locus would have taken the data from the barometer. Is it just my feeling or has there been a change over the past six months?
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Hi,

I want to edit an existing theme like "Elevate". What I want is, I want to have Parking on top of everything else no matter what. So that I can easily find parking spaces.
Because currently, I changed it to display from ZL15 onwards. But still in some zoom levels "P" symbol  is shown, then in another it is not shown because something else is displayed.

So, how is Priority done? Where do I want to look for documentation. "Mapsforge themes" is that the topic?

Look, there's XML stuff like this...

Thx!

Code: [Select]
    <rule e="any" k="amenity" v="parking" zoom-min="15">
<rule e="any" k="access" v="private|destination|acc_no">
<symbol src="file:/ele_res_l/s_parking_private.png" />
</rule>
<rule e="any" k=" " v="~">
<symbol src="file:/ele_res_l/s_parking.png" />
</rule>
<rule e="node" k="*" v="*" zoom-min="14">
<caption k="ele" dy="28.1" font-size="9" font-style="bold" fill="#0092DA" stroke="#FFFFFF" stroke-width="2.00" />
</rule>
</rule>

Priority is a terrible thing in Locus. Like, on a world map, it does not display "New York City", but it loves to display "Dead dog memorial of an unknown NYC citizen", or "Saint George Kindergarten". etc etc
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Discussion/New features / Update of map core (2019)
« on: February 16, 2019, 13:05:25 »
One of the major problems with maps are caused by really really old system how the app works with map files, online maps, the system for rendering map tiles etc. I decided to update this system to try to solve most of the major problems.

Main info: to test changes is needed special ALPHA version. Currently not yet published, plan is on start of March. Subscribe to receive new information once ALPHA is ready for the test.

Current major visible changes

Implemented
  • automatic scaling of all raster maps based on device DPI
  • support for custom HDPI online maps, more info

In progress/preparation
  • features related to MapsForge V4 maps, more info
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.35.+ ( 7. 12. 2018 )
« on: January 15, 2019, 14:32:24 »
- problem with tap on buttons in POI alert solved. I've also improved icon so it will be in function panel green in case, POI alert is running. Thanks for tip.

- attachments, understand. Little problem. The forum already refuses some updates because it's old, we use old server infrastructure ... needs major update :/
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Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
« on: January 02, 2019, 00:38:58 »
New version available in the first post in this thread.
The most significant changes are revisions to dashed lines for better compatibility with devices with later Android versions and the incorporation of Mapsforge v4 (multilingual) versions.
Plus, of course, numerous other small tweaks and improvements.
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Good day John,
you are right. World vector map from Locus Store is built-in into improved MapsForge V3 system and is rendered little bit different than system suggested by Michael (with automatically selected optimized theme and some other minor improvements).

Anyway, I will have to ask for little patience. For some time, I work on improved system how will Locus Map handle maps and one of the changes will be united system how world map will be handled. And correct (and only) behavior will be as suggested Michael. But you will definitely notice this change (hopefully somewhere in February). Thanks for understanding.
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.35.+ ( 7. 12. 2018 )
« on: December 18, 2018, 18:11:58 »
Complains about magnifier: I personally found it useful, which is why I do not see problems related to it. Any suggestion how to visualize moving point better?
My most prefered way of moving things is per map center position. Because there we have the best overview and we can zoom. Move per map center: Which is currently too far away.
I think a dedicated "move mode" would be awesome, which, if map center is close to the track, automatically  highlights either waypoints or, if somewhere in the track, the closest trackpoint. Highlight by just hovering it.
In this mode, there should be a hand button, which toggles between holding and releasing that point.
And on releasing, if it was just a trackpoint, auto create a WP. Movement of points by moving map.

Just my 2c. Because I am convinced, moving points - doing track corrections - is most essential.
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.35.+ ( 7. 12. 2018 )
« on: December 18, 2018, 12:40:55 »
Complains about magnifier: I personally found it useful, which is why I do not see problems related to it. Any suggestion how to visualize moving point better? Btw. drag&drop works, it is just needed to move with point immediately, do not wait (otherwise long-click is performed and here comes bug).
The magnifying glass is a nice piece of software, it certainly produces an effect of amazement in the user when first used.
But for example, if you have to move the point on the top or left edges of the screen becomes uncomfortable because the lens leaves the screen, also happens rarely that the possibility of moving the point is not activated.
I prefer to select a track point and from the command menu choose move, then move the point and confirm the new position. In this way I use the zoom already present or the two-finger mode, it is much more precise and the procedure remains the same. This is just my point of view, for sure there are users with habits or maybe different devices that prefer the magnifying glass.
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Dear Locus-Friends,

I’ve spent lots of hours during the last months to collect, check and resample data. Just before Christmas I’m going to give you the result – several new DTMs – as a present:

Belgium:
http://data.opendataportal.at/dataset/dtm-belgium

Denmark:
http://data.opendataportal.at/dataset/dtm-denmark

Estonia:
http://data.opendataportal.at/dataset/dtm-estonia

Finland:
http://data.opendataportal.at/dataset/dtm-finland

Lavia:
http://data.opendataportal.at/dataset/dtm-latvia

Netherlands:
http://data.opendataportal.at/dataset/dtm-netherlands

Norway:
http://data.opendataportal.at/dataset/dtm-norway

Sweden:
http://data.opendataportal.at/dataset/dtm-sweden

Enjoy them, Sonny.
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.35.+ ( 7. 12. 2018 )
« on: December 09, 2018, 10:40:16 »
I don't see the need for a message. If user taps a preset, he knows that he does it and he sees it is happening. No need to explain. I mean, time wasters could be everywhere. "Hello user, you are now entering the options". "Hello user, you are now leaving the Locus store".

No need for that. We're not Apple users!?!

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I also think the confirmation question in Route Planner, "Do you really want to recalculate all" is unnecessary. I mean, until that point, I already expressed my wish twice. I don't need to tell about my will for a third time!  I always think "awww, menion, c'mon, really?" 😁
If user decides against it, he can already exit the prior window where you choose the (brouter) profile. And on top of that, there is Undo.

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Is GPSies integration broken? Whatever I search for, I get no results.
I really wish for a good integration. Then with Locus' "favourites" functionality, I wanted to find all tracks around the map center, within a specific range, with specific properties, but the results weren't good. In a way gpsies api supports some stuff, but the presentation did not work. See link below.

If the Locus/Gpsies interface could support track search around map center... something common imo...

https://www.gpsies.com/home.do;jsessionid=7C4F3AA6D484C214F24D0C86762A3E78.fe3?trackTypes=jogging#14_51.28060196654988_9.484033584594727_hikebike
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Troubles & Questions / Re: Gradient chart artifact when zoomed in
« on: November 12, 2018, 12:54:06 »
Ah understand. I believe this is a problem in the chart rendering system.
1) I plan to completely change it for a new chart system (already used for example in bottom panel in Route planner)
2) vertical scroll is an advanced feature, not too much used

Result for me is: small problem with really low probability to happen for most of the users and complicated task to solve. So sorry, this won't change. Thanks for understanding.
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.33/3.34 ( 26. 9. 2018 )
« on: November 07, 2018, 07:13:14 »
Sure, it was named "experimental settings", but in the recent version we renamed it to "Expert settings". Because of this you most probably found nothing.

Just long click on main menu icon on the map and there is it.
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Troubles & Questions / Re: crash selecting Backup directory
« on: November 04, 2018, 21:21:19 »
Andrew, thanks for a log.
It is something weird in your version of Android. In log is an unexpected crash. Thanks to it I found more people stuck on this and also one hack that may help here. I do not know what exactly it does, but it should work :). So in next version ... thanks.
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Dear Andrew and Henk,

I have invorporated your ideas. Please find the new versions on my website (see on top).

Regards,
Bernard
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Fitst look: impressive. Especially the navigation theme. So cleaned up.

Please add a .nomedia file to each base directory.
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