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Under review / Database entry custom dialog
December 15, 2011, 06:32:50
Please have a look at  ESRI's ArcGIS application for Android.  Although it is nowhere near as feature rich or stable as Locus, it does have one feature I wish Locus had: the ability to add custom attributed vectors and points to the map directly from the phone interface.  I know you can add points and routes to the map with Locus, but I don not know of a way to design a custom dialog with a variety of input controls that allows me to enter custom attributes for each point or line.  This would make it much easier to interface with a GIS database that have attribute tables for each geographic feature class.

It would also be very good if there was a simple program that would allow Locus users to select an attribute table that they want to have available in Locus, select the input control type (e.g. check box, radio button, combo box, text box) for each attribute with restrictions and default entries if desired, and then save to a file that could be put into folder on the Android phone that Locus would access to display the custom dialog.

I would also be nice to have the ability to update a database remotely.  I would like to have employees that are out in the field collecting data be able to update our enterprise GIS database at the end of each day without having to come back to the office everyday.
The first time I checked the "Disable lock screen - When is application active, disable lock-screen"  option the phone did not lock when Locus was active.  Great!  However, the lock screen on my Motorola Atrix was completely disabled even after I exited Locus and force closed Locus.  After I reset the lock-screen in the phone's system settings, now the same option no longer works when Locus is active.  Can this be fixed?

[English translation note: "When is application active, disable lock-screen" should be "When application is active, disable lock-screen"]
Before the GPS on my Motorola Atrix gets a fix and it is using the nearest cell towers to get coordinates from, the accuracy is usually reported as 1 to 2 miles.  However, once the on-board GPS gets a fix, the accuracy is reported as 0.0ft.  This is not possible.  How can I get an GPS accuracy reported correctly?

A way to create a personal sqlitedb, tar, or GEMF (// file from personal data.  I use a lot of maps that are generated with multiple layers of proprietary data in desktop GIS  applications like the open source SAGA GIS, or the closed source ESRI ArcView GIS.  I can export these maps from either SAGA or ArcView into various image formats which could then be sliced up and put into a format (sqlitedb, or tar, or GEMF) that Locus could display.

Does anyone know of such a tool?

I used Menion's imageCutter java program  (// to generate a tar file from a png and pnw (world) file, put it in the <../Locus/maps> folder, but LocusPro (version 1.13.3) does not recognize the tar file.  Am I doing something wrong?
Tools / Help with Osmosis osm conversion
September 07, 2011, 07:15:38
Does anyone know how to correct the "SEVERE" errors pasted below that I get when I try to run "osmosis -v --rx file=C:OpenStreetMapMapstest.osm --mapfile-writer" ?

    FINE: Waiting for task 1-rx to complete.
    Sep 6, 2011 4:51:01 PM org.openstreetmap.osmosis.core.pipeline.common.ActiveTask
    Manager waitForCompletion
    SEVERE: Thread for task 1-rx failed
            at Source)
    Sep 6, 2011 4:51:01 PM org.openstreetmap.osmosis.core.pipeline.common.PassiveTas
    kManager waitForCompletion
    FINE: Task 2-mapfile-writer is passive, no completion wait required.
    Sep 6, 2011 4:51:01 PM org.openstreetmap.osmosis.core.Osmosis main
    SEVERE: Execution aborted.
    org.openstreetmap.osmosis.core.OsmosisRuntimeException: One or more tasks failed
Under review / Dual Map Display
September 06, 2011, 04:26:48
Add feature to display vector maps overlain on raster maps.

Multiple raster maps with a transparency setting for the top layer would also be useful.