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Troubles & Questions / Recent change in map visualization code?
« on: May 23, 2019, 15:26:15 »
It seems like a recent update has made loading offline mbtile maps very clunky.  The whole feel of the app is different.  Maps fade in to view slowly, zooms in/out are very slow.  When I have one mbtile at 50% opacity, overlayed on another mbtile, zooming in/out makes the overlay temporarily 100% opacity, then it fades back to its opacity setting.

Everything mentioned above used to be buttery smooth, now its borderline unusable.  What has changed?

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Troubles & Questions / VK-172 USB Receiver
« on: May 21, 2019, 21:38:11 »
Curious if anyone had attempted to utilize the VK-172 USB GNSS receiver yet?  It uses the Ublox7 chipset, and is pretty cheap.  Found it under several random (Chinese?) brands on Amazon (Wingoneer, HiLetGo, DIYMall, etc).  I would assume this would work like any other external receiver that shows up as a COM port (typically using bluetooth as opposed to USB) and sends NMEA messages.  Guess you would need an OTG cable to utilize the receiver while also powering your device.

Also curious if this receiver also gives you Galileo tracking?  Doesn't seem obvious in any of the reviews.

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I think it would be great if Locus supported extruded polygons (3D) in KML overlays, and along with that, support bird's eye navigation on a user configurable angle and distance from current location.  It would be similar to Garmin's 3D buildings in cities.  Maybe make the view angle select-able in 5, 10, or 15 degree increments, and the zoom level would be your distance.  This would be a killer feature in my opinion.

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