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For geocaching support, there is only one choice.
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Maps / Re: Duplicated contour lines in Lomaps
November 01, 2022, 19:02:23
I think Locus is displaying two maps at once.  That's been an issue I've noticed for years, usually (for me) noticeable by a darker forest color, caused by identical OAM content (from adjacent overlapping maps) being rendered twice.  In your case, it looks like those maps show different contour sets.  (OAM recently switched to higher-precision contour data.)

Because of this, I've had to turn off "automatic map loading", which otherwise would be extremely useful.  I hope Menion fixes this some day.
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Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.12.+ ( 09/2022 )
October 17, 2022, 17:36:25
Quote from: lor74cas on October 17, 2022, 14:02:40The site is down.

I've noticed the Locus sites (this one, maybe others) sometimes don't load, I think due to DNS failure.  Then I try again, and it works.  I don't know what's happening there; it's been that way for months, and other sites aren't a problem for me.  (My DNS is provided by the VPN service I use.)

EDIT: ...but right now, I can't connect to either.  Seems to be a different problem, because it's just waiting (ultimately PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR), whereas the problem I mentioned (which I consider minor) is always an immediate error.
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Information / Re: Update of the forum
August 19, 2022, 15:38:51
Smooth upgrade, at least from the outside looking in.  I just had to log in again, browser auto-fills the details, a few seconds, done.

Looks good too.  :)
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Select the track.  Edit as necessary.  Tap "..." in the bottom-right corner, Export, select OpenStreetMap.  Provide login details if needed.

It works well; I use it a lot.  :)

PS, that sends it to the "GPS Traces" list, not directly to the map database.  As you might know, directly uploading tracks to the map database is discouraged, as it's typically noisy data.
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I suggested "Fine Tune", but it wasn't my first choice.  "Edit Track" would be better (if not causing confusion with "Edit Info"), or "Track Editor" if a noun is appropriate here, or even "Modify Track" which I think was the original text.  "Modify Track" sounds ideal to me.

I'm not sure if nouns are appropriate as menu commands, but there's an advantage to the command being the same as the title of the screen that shows up, eg Route Planner, Track Editor.
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4.9 seems to have fixed the navigation-becomes-guidance issue I mentioned upthread, thanks.

Can't be absolutely sure without spoofing GPS or physically going back to the trail, but I'm pretty sure.  :)
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Settings -> Navigation -> Router
Make sure it shows LoRouter Offlline
Tap the icon to the right -> Automatic Updates
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The "Quick Bookmark" feature can help, especially if you add its button to one of the function panels.  Hit "+", predefined, OpenStreetMap, then "x" because it gives no indication it worked.

Now, move the map cursor to the item of interest, tap Quick Bookmark, then select OpenStreetMap.  It'll open a browser window to the OSM "Query Features" page.
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Other features / Re: Android 11+, changes
November 27, 2021, 18:21:57
Terminology is really confusing here.  "Internal storage" vs "Internal memory" in the Set Working Directory dialog.  "Internal" vs "External" in this discussion, but both seem to be inside the phone somewhere.  Those who know that one is removable and called "SD" would be confused by an "Internal" option being /sdcard/Locus, which (I think) is in non-removable memory despite the "sdcard" name.  I think only an Android developer could understand all this.

Here's the chance to be clear and non-confusing.  And if there's no need to worry because you're on Android 10 or lower, then please say so in the UI.  Thank you.
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OAM maps ( are similar, and update on their own cycle.  That's monthly for Europe, 3-4 months (argh!) for the rest of us.

Which map will show your work first?  It's pretty random, but you can expect to wait.  Online maps, of course, will update much faster.
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To clarify...  After moving directories, the files left behind in Locus/mapsOnline were named LoMaps_Hike&Bike.*, with sizes 443kb, 340kb, and 32kb.
I believe that was from the map that was shown by default after the move (during the move?), and the smallish file sizes would reflect a single screen of tiles.  I immediately switched back to my usual vector maps and re-selected the theme.

Selecting other online maps afterward does NOT add more files to this folder.

EDIT:  It also seems to have forgotten the selection for a pre-loaded global map.  But I was able to re-select it manually.
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I tried the beta (from the Android 11 folder) on my Android 9 phone.  (That part made me nervous.)

  • On startup, it said, "Working directories ... have been changed ..." (this is a SCARY message), and gave only one option: Internal storage.  Only one?

  • Checked About.  The "duplicate" message is gone, simply /sdcard/Locus.

  • Went to "Set working directory".  Now it showed two options:  Internal storage and private folder in internal memory.  I double-checked the backup, crossed my fingers, and changed it to private folder, clicked Move.

  • After a few minutes, Locus restarted.  I needed to re-select my preferred map and theme, odd, otherwise, all seems well.

  • In an external file manager, I see /sdcard/Locus is almost empty, except for mapsOnline containing 3 sqlitedb files for the hike-and-bike map that showed briefly after restart

  • NOW the About once again shows "duplicate folder", see attached.
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Have you tried OpenAndroMaps with the Elements (not Elevate) theme?

Elements is designed for sparsely-populated areas, and shows elements as soon as their data appears in the file, rather than keeping them selectively hidden until a higher zoom level.

OAM are very similar to LoMaps, but - ironically - they render better in Locus than Locus' own maps.  That's because OAM and the Locus app both support MapsForge V4, but LoMaps are still stuck at V3.
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I confirm the fix for the white bottom panel in the latest beta, thanks!

Tested on both my devices (nothing special, nothing broken on the older one).  :)
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