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Troubles & Questions / Navigation to a point vs along a route
« on: April 14, 2018, 06:57:28 »
I'm having difficulty with the concepts behind these two forms of Navigation.

I am creating routes externally using Google Maps or, which I export to KML and then import into Locus Maps, and it all works to some degree.

What I can't decide in this circumstance is whether to have the "Recalculate" settings on 'Point Priority' or 'Route Priority'.  In a situation where for some reason, such as road works, I have to deviate away from the imported route for a short time, I want Locus to recalculate and put me back on the path towards the next via-point or destination.

The manual says:-
 "Auto-recalculation with point priority ignores your selected route and creates a new route to the nearest via point or directly to the finish.",

 but what is not clear is whether this is to the physically nearest via-point or to the next via-point in the direction towards the destination.  Seems to me  you would not want to head backwards to the physically nearest via-point if due to a road diversion you were forced to a location further forward towards the destination.

This is only for turn-by-turn road navigation such as a standard car GPS uses.

Troubles & Questions / "Track has re-calculated" loop
« on: April 14, 2018, 00:54:48 »
I am going to Japan next week, and I've downloaded the offline maps from Locus to my smartphone. 
I have created the routes externally, some on Google Maps, some on Motogoloco, in both cases exporting a KML file, which I can import into Locus Maps Pro okay.   I am using Locus to give me turn-by-turn directions just like a standard car GPS, and not for bush walking or other off-road pursuits.   I have set it to Navigation, not Guidance, and "Route Priority".  The manual was not clear enough to me decide whether "Point Priority" is a better choice, and happy to get advice on that option.

As a test, I created a local route the same way, and it worked fine, giving me verbal instructions for about half the trip, until it got confused, probably by deciding I had deviated off the expected path.  About every 30 seconds thereafter it kept telling me that "The track has been re-calculated".

That it would re-calculate was expected, as I have it set to re-calculate if I'm 100m off the track, but it did nothing other than repeat that warning, rather than continue forward to my destination.    I really need to have this sorted before I get on my motorcycle in Osaka next Saturday to navigate me across that mega-city, so all advice greatly appreciated.

Troubles & Questions / Search by coordinates
« on: September 28, 2017, 16:00:29 »
I could not find whether it is possible to search by coordinates when using offline maps?  I will be travelling away from phone reception areas in a remote Park that has poorly sign posted roads in it.  I have researched the coordinates of major junctions using Google maps beforehand,  so I want to be able to enter such coordinates into Locus Maps as a search.  Is this possible?   If so,  how is it done?

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