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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.37.+ ( 18. 3. 2019 )
« on: March 25, 2019, 22:05:33 »
weird problem. Seems in your database was incorrectly stored statistics for tracks, do not know why. So I've updated them manually. I've shared your track database (place it to Locus/data/database) over PM (personal message) here at forum. Let me know if it works correctly.

issues related to LT web, or generally to some generic problems with LT in Locus (not directly related to some quick changes in beta version ... hard to decide, I know), post it here: . It should be useful to have this on the same place, mainly because I've made Milan responsible for whole Live tracking feature, so it will be easier for him to track this on simple place. Thanks for understanding!
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Themes - Vector maps / [Theme] TOTM
« on: January 29, 2018, 16:09:50 »
Tiramisù as OpenTopoMap

No routes, only topography, better larger zoom.

On the OAM maps, there are intermittent streams, embankment, ridges, cutlines, etc....

It is recommended to use with the "Hill shading" map is ON - that the similarity is maximized.

There was no purpose to do an exact copy, but to use the best features.

OpenTopoMap ->

Update: ver1.8 (15/02/2018)
- again redrawn the forest, with transparency. Now it is correctly mixed with other fills and objects.
- added or changed: mountain_pass | saddle, natural = stone, tower: communication, volcano, turning_circle, man_made = adit | adit_disused, wells water_well, waterfall, summit: *, fixed reservoir | basin, redrawed bare_rock, completed the color of main roads
- the mapping of the mountainous terrain has been reworked,
- added a layer of "Winter routes", the display - slightly adjusted copy-paste from the built-in theme "Skiing"
adjusted visibility on different zoom levels amenity|waterway / natural = drinking_water|water_point|spring|fountain

Update: ver1.9.2 (15/01/2019)
landuse kindergarten, school...
contour path text rotate_up=false (always uphill")
selection of landuse hospital, residential, adjustment of overlays
slightly thicker contour lines
removed signatures on fence | wall | city_wall
added water sources zoom-min= " 13"
added barrier=turnstile (OAM), name=neighbourhood|quarter
and other things...
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.24.+ ( 31. 5. 2017 )
« on: July 31, 2017, 11:50:29 »

Hallo, ich versuche es so "kurz"  ;) und verständlich wie möglich zu erklären:

Für jene Gebiete wo es bereits meine LIDAR-DTMs gibt, z.b. für Österreich , lädst du dir jeweils die 1"-DTM runter. Hier findest du übrigens auch einen Link zum Kartenvergleich meiner LIDAR-Daten zu denen der SRTM-Kacheln:

Das 1" ist das genaueste DTM, es gäbe auch noch die 3" die aber ungenauer sind. Mit den 20m und 50m-DTMs kann Locus sowieso nicht umgehen.

Du entpackst alle Dateien und schiebst die .hgt Dateien rüber in den data/srtm-Ordner von Locus. Dort liegen ev. schon Dateien mit dem gleichen Kachelnamen drin, die überschreibst du einfach, denn dabei handelt es sich vermutlich um die "alten" wesentlich ungenaueren SRTM-Höhendaten.

Sodala, da war's schon. Ab nun nimmt Locus zur dynamischen Anzeige der Höhe deiner aktuellen Position ("Dynamic Elevation", zur Berechung von Höhenunterschieden eines Tracks, zum Erzeugung der Kartenschattierungen ("Map shading") dieso genauen Höhenkacheln her.

Diese Höhendaten sind so gut wie immer genauer und zuverlässiger als die Höhenbestimmung per GPS oder auch per Barometer (dieser folgt zwar Höhenänderungen sehr genau, muss aber manchmal nachkalibriert werden, da sich der örtliche Luftdruck ändern kann).
In den Locus-Einstellungen (Menü > Settings > GPS > Altitude manager > "SRTM DATA" kannst du einstellen:
"Optimimize GPS values" (gerade in Zusammenspiel mit einem Barometer sicher eine interessante Sache) oder gleich "Replace GPS values", dann werden ausschließlich diese Höhenkacheln zu Höhenberechnung herangezogen.

Etwas anderes ist die Lage für Länder, wo es solche LIDAR-basierten DTMs noch nicht gibt, sonder nur die SRTM-Kacheln. Diese können zuverlässiger sein als GPS-Höhenempfang, aber auch ungenauer sein, da die SRTM-Kacheln stellenweise Abweichungen von 50m,100m oder mehr haben können, z.B. im alpinen Gelände, in Schluchten etc.
Speziell in gebirgenen Regionen und/oder dicht bewaldeten Flächen würde ich hier zuerst auf barometrische Höhenmessung zurückgreifen falls im Gerät vorhanden.

Zu deinen Zusatzfragen:

- Es kann immer nur eine gleichbenannte Kachel geben und diese erwartet Locus im data/srtm ordner.
Dabei sollte es sich hier immer um die genauest möglichen Kacheln eines Landes handeln (1"-Lidar besser als 3"-Lidar besser als 1"-SRTM besser als 3"-SRTM)
- Wenn du einen Track z.B. für eine Navigation im Vorhinein erzeugst, dann basiert das Höhendiagramm definitiv auf den Höhenkacheln.
Wie dies aber bei der Aufzeichnung eines Tracks ist während du unterwegs bist, weiß ich nicht. Entweder es werden auch hier standardmäßig nur die Höhenkacheln genommen oder aber jene Höhe die Locus live ermittelt anhand der obigen einstelllungen bei (Menü > Settings > GPS > Altitude manager > SRTM).

Müsstest du menion dazu fragen, oder jemand anders der das weiß.
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I added terrain models of Luxembourg and some German provinces:
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Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
« on: January 16, 2017, 23:10:03 »
I've reworked the Voluntary theme significantly to take advantage of selectable overlays in themes. Display of hiking, cycle and mountain bike routes can now be switched on or off, as can highlighting for each of them. I've limited the number of options shown to aid ease of use. As far as possible this works for both LoMaps from Locus Store and maps from OpenAndroMaps.
There are other improvements, including embankments and dykes and cycle tracks and lanes on OpenAndroMaps and a Yellow version to help when using overlays such as Strava (see
I have also provided a slightly more limited version for Cruiser and Orux. The "bugfix" version has been retired.
As this is the first release with these features, please treat this as a beta and let me have your comments, please. Once I'm sure it is working well, I'll upload it to the first post as usual.

Hilit hiking trail | Hilit cycle trail | Velocity

Downloadable key:

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Noch bevor es hier all zu viele offtopic theme, xml, howto Fragen und Antworten gibt.
Bitte bezieht Eure Beiträge hier nur auf das eigentliche "Theme fürs Wandern in Outdooractive Optik".
Allgemeine Fragen bzgl. Themes-Erstellung bitte in einem eigenen Thread abhandeln.
Danke für Euer Verständnis.
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Maps / LiDAR- Digital Terrain Models (DTM) of European countries
« on: September 11, 2016, 21:17:19 »
Dear Locus map creators and users!

I want to tell you, that I've created several Digital Terrain Models (DTMs), which are based on precise Opendata LiDAR-elevation data of the country's Geographical Institutes. Right now these are:
The improvements in accuracy, quality and fine details of my model's elevations compared to those of the popular SRTM-datasets are enormous. Especially in mountainous terrain. Take a look at the following Map comparisons: Maps based on LiDAR-DTMs to maps based on SRTM-DTMs:

You can use these new DTMs to create improved, more accurate contour lines in maps. Or you can copy the files for the area of your interest into the correct folder of Locus to improve dynamic elavation values and the shading of the maps in these areas.

I spent many, many Hundreds of hours during my leisure time to search for new Opendata source files, get in contact with national public authorities. To download those giant amounts of source data. To search for errors, plug gaps within the data, compile, resample it and create files in useful formats. To finally provide them to you, FOR FREE.

It would make me very happy, if you honor this work by supporting me with a Donation. I’ve created a DONATIONLINK via PAYPAL:

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Maps / Re: Via Michelin maps - possible to add to Locus?
« on: May 11, 2016, 20:27:51 »
They changed their tiling scheme some time ago, so you can easily integrate it into Locus.
Just create a new xml file (e. g.  michelin.xml) in the \Locus\mapsOnline\custom\ folder with the following content:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<!-- ViaMichelin maps -->
<provider id="80118" type="0" visible="true" background="-1">
      <attribution><![CDATA[Map data ©Michelin TomTom Natural Earth<a href="">©</a>]]></attribution>
      <extraHeader><![CDATA[User-Agent#Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/21]]></extraHeader>
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Themes - Vector maps / [Theme] Voluntary UK
« on: March 04, 2013, 18:22:01 »
The Voluntary UK theme is designed for clarity of display. Its colours are based on UK Ordnance Survey conventions and will be fairly familiar to British users. Even if you are not British, the colours and styles will probably work well for you. It automatically scales for devices with displays of different resolutions and symbols enlarge smoothly for higher zoom levels. The zoom levels at which various features appear has been adjusted to provide optimal information and reduce unwanted clutter.

You can choose Hiking, Cycle, City, Multi, Yellow or Transparent style when you select the Voluntary UK theme.

The styles take advantage of switchable options. Display of hiking, cycle and mountain bike routes can now be switched on or off, as can highlighting for each of them. The number of options shown is relatively limited to aid ease of use. Cycling, Hiking, City and Road styles function almost as presets with a limited range of tailored options. Within these particular styles the display is subtly tailored to its purpose: for example, Road displays junction and road numbers better; Cycling has a better display of cycle routes. Multi, Transparent and Yellow have a fuller (but manageable) range of options. Locus remembers the settings of the options for each style.

The City style is aimed at use in large cities such as London and has a less cluttered (and slightly faster) display at low zoom levels. Colours in the Yellow theme are more muted and are aimed at use with overlays in Locus Pro.

1. Voluntary (Mapsforge version) | 2. Velocity (Locus version)

A "Transparent" style turns off the map background and enables use of a vector map as an overlay on top of a satellite image in Locus Pro. This requires the use of "src atop" blend mode for the overlay map. Similarly the "background" checkbox in the Yellow style can be used to achieve the same effect.

Generally, blue dashes are cycle ways, green dashes represent dual use both on bike and on foot (bridle paths in the UK), and brown shorter dashes use on foot only. Blue blobs are cycle routes, green blobs are hiking routes. Mountainbike trails are shown by violet blobs. Cycle routes are also indicated by blue dashes on the roads. Hiking, cycle and mountainbike routes can be emphasised by selectable overlays.

The theme is designed to work well with both LoMaps from Locus Store and maps from OpenAndroMaps. Footpaths, bridleways and cycleways are indicated on the map by dashed lines where they follow the path of a mapped track or pedestrian way if the map supports it (currently OpenAndroMaps).  Also on maps from OpenAndroMaps, blue dashes on roads are either cycle routes or roads with cycle tracks alongside, while shorter blue dashes on roads show cycle lanes in the road.

The Locus package includes a version that works with Mapsforge v4+ (Multilingual) maps from OpenAndroMaps. This theme only appears when a Mapsforge v4+ map is selected.

Also included in both zip files is the visually-similar Velocity theme for a simpler display with much faster drawing.   

The package is available in two versions, one for Locus maps and the other for Cruiser, Orux Maps, etc.

The Locus version of this theme can be installed easily from the Locus Store in the app. Go to Locus Store > By Usage / Graphic  / Themes - Vector Maps and scroll down to Locus Community / Voluntary UK theme. Alternatively, download Voluntary, below.

For Cruiser , Orux Maps, etc., download, below.. 

From time to time I will update these themes (and reset the download count). The latest version is always in this post.

Direct link to full resolution key (Locus version):
Direct link to full resolution key (other apps):

The themes themselves are in the zip files attached to this post, below. You need to be logged in to this forum to see and download them.

Updated for Locus 3.38+ (new rendering engine); download count reset 04 June 2019
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