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Troubles & Questions / Not saving prefs
January 17, 2014, 17:24:32

I bought Locus Pro for my dad, and installed it on his Samsung Galaxy I. Every time I start Locus, it thinks is has never been started before, and I have to press "start", etc. None of the preferences I save are saved - I get no errors, but everything is like new every time I start it.

Anyone has an idea?

Troubles & Questions / narrow main menu
March 07, 2013, 14:13:42

The new main menu is very narrow on my screen (see screenshot). Is this adjustable somewhere?


Wishlist / SMS live tracking
November 01, 2012, 10:32:14
Hi Menion,

More ideas :-) There is a short discussion about adding SMS "tracking" to the Gpstrace4Locus add-on, but now I'm thinking maybe it is better added to the Live Tracking which is already build in Locus. Instead of having a POST and a GET option, there could be one extra, SMS, and a similar string with the position and speed and so on is send as an SMS to a phonenumber.

For me personally :-) SMS tracking would be useful when abroad in countries where a cash-card with SMS possibilities is easier to buy than data-access (which often involves back-accounts and so on).

I have a strange "problem" - it seems that all the points that are sent with the live-tracking function to my website are integers (in meters per second). If I look at the speed display in Locus while traveling, there are also smaller increments than 1 meter/second in the speed. So my question it my phone's GPS which only reports speed in integers, or is there something being rounded off somewhere? I realise that the speed displayed when traveling could be calculated from distance/time, and therefore has smaller fractions...

Wishlist / Live Tracking name change
August 18, 2012, 22:45:06

It would be nice to be able to change the name of the Live Tracking settings, at the moment the only option under the "tools" icon is delete :)

Oh, and an option to send the last point when closing the live tracking, I would like that too (for live tracking with larger time interval),


I installed the latest update yesterday, and the GPS status icon (green/orange on the map screen), does not turn orange when the GPS loses its fix. Didn't it use to do that before?

I am probably going mad, but.... I have the live-tracking to send the time in unix-epoch seconds, and it just sent "1342626462". If I convert that to localtime again, it is on the 18th of july. But it is only the 17th. The time itself seems right, but can it be 24 hours wrong? Bug in my telephone?

Wishlist / Live Tracking send point on stop
July 10, 2012, 11:01:19
I was wondering if the Live Tracking function could send the last point when pressing stop. That way, the "end destination" will be send when closing the function and using a large time gap (like ten minutes).


If I start live-tracking, it shows a "livetracking60s 0|0" indication in the Android status field. After the first point has been tracked, it only shows the words "live tacking". Shouldn't the (x|y) numbers be there to indicate success|failure or something? Or are they not meant for that?

I'm experimenting with the live-tracking feature, but the time seems to be "stuck".

I defined a timefield called "dt" like "yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss" but every point seems to get the same date. The position is sent every minute. This is what the apache log shows:

... - - [29/Jun/2012:12:48:37 +0200] "GET /trips/add_pt.php?dt=2012-06-30+12%3A43%3A24&lat=... - - [29/Jun/2012:12:49:37 +0200] "GET /trips/add_pt.php?dt=2012-06-30+12%3A43%3A24&lat=... - - [29/Jun/2012:12:50:37 +0200] "GET /trips/add_pt.php?dt=2012-06-30+12%3A43%3A24&lat=... - - [29/Jun/2012:12:51:37 +0200] "GET /trips/add_pt.php?dt=2012-06-30+12%3A43%3A24&lat=...

Maybe I'm doing something wrong with defining the time field?

Troubles & Questions / Weather not working anymore?
December 12, 2011, 08:36:01

It could be a temporary glitch, but I just downloaded the new Pro version, and now the weather display doesn't work anymore. I get a "Process unsuccessful" warning.

Troubles & Questions / Parsing tracks with python
November 09, 2011, 13:20:33
This is a bit non Locus related, but I'm going to ask here anyway.

I have some python scripts which parse the GPX tracklogs from Locus with minidom.parse(...). Sinds the beginning of November, the parse gives an error. When I look at the file, the error seems to be in this line: <topografix:color>c0c0c0</topografix:color> It gives a "prefix undefined". If I hand-remove this line, I can parse the GPX file without problems.

Is this error on the python side, or is there some definition missing from the GPX file header or something?

(If python has a problem, maybe other scripts have a problem too.)

Apologies if this has nothing to do with Locus.

Troubles & Questions / GPS switching off
November 08, 2011, 08:34:14
I'm not sure, but has the treatment of GPS on/off changed again?

When I finish recording a track, click on save, I get the "GPS off" message, and I have to go to the little button with the satellite dish, and press "on" again. It also seems to switch off the GPS when I put Locus in the background. Did it do that  before? I have a feeling I could put it in the background without switching the GPS off, before.


ps: oops, this has been posted before in //
Implemented / Curent track over older track
November 04, 2011, 09:15:21
I was recording a track on the same road I had been before that trip, and I noticed that the purple track of the track being recorded was drawn under the blue track from earlier that day. That way you don't see your current track, so I would like the purple track to be drawn on top of the blue one.

Troubles & Questions / Rotate map not drawn completely
September 26, 2011, 12:59:01
It seems that not all of the map is drawn when I switch the "rotate map" option on. See attached screenshot. (The area is covered by the map, I checked that).

Troubles & Questions / Cell-ID locations
August 24, 2011, 12:46:17
There is an option to record Cell-ID locations. Does that find the coordinates of the Cell phone towers you are connected to? I tried recording a track with the GPS off and the cell-ID location option on - I thought maybe that could make a track from tower to tower. It didn't work though.

What should it do exactly?

Implemented / Boat category
July 25, 2011, 21:51:42

I like a new category for the tracks: boat. There is canoeing and swimming, but I sometimes travel by boat or ferry, and it would be nice to be able to set the type.

I have Locus set so it shows only the last 120 points of the track is recording. It suddenly looks like it doesn't display all the points anymore, it looks more like it shows every 10th or something point. I first thought I had changed by track recording settings, but they were still on 1 second/1 meter. The recorded track in the end has all the points, so that was no problem.

Troubles & Questions / Strange crashes
July 04, 2011, 22:42:10
I had some strange crashes the last few days. It just happened again, and I saved (included here) the error and crash log.

It happened after importing 1012 POIs, looking around on the map, and pressing on exit. After the exit, the whole Android hanged, resulting in force-quit of Locus.

Before the crash (when I uploaded pois to the SD) I also saw that I got a directory called "null" on my SD, which contained al the Locus directories, (logs, data, etc), but empty. That must have happened in a previous crash.

I have been using both Forum test versions and pro versions, I have a feeling it started after I used one of the test versions - maybe I should deinstall them and only use Pro version? :)

Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but when I click on a Poi, and choose calculate route, I get a choice for car/cycle/walking, and a checkbox for "fast". So far so good.

After I have done this once, I never get this choice anymore, and a route is calculate directly, without that dialog box with the car/bike/cycle. Even if I choose a completely different point, or even delete that first point (I am probably doing something wrong :) )