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Tools / Easy to create your own map from JPG using MAPC2MAPC
« on: July 31, 2011, 13:43:50 »
Hi All,

For your information, the author of MAPC2MAPC just released a new version which seems to work perfectly to generate your own maps from an image file in Locus.
http://www.the-thorns.org.uk/mapping/

The procedure is described in the link below and it uses Google Earth to generate a KML file to calibrate the map:
http://www.the-thorns.org.uk/mapping/GEcalibrate.pdf

Hope this helps!
Cheers,
David

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Maps / Free maps for hiking
« on: July 22, 2011, 11:21:57 »
Hi all,

I would like to share this link for downloading/uploading maps
http://mappery.dreamhosters.com/

Some maps in the Alps are very accurate for hiking/skiing like:
http://mappery.dreamhosters.com/map-of/ ... Hiking-Map

Did anybody try to port in Locus similar maps of famous hiking places in the Alps? Any link to share?

David

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Hi,

I would like to propose a new option to choose where to center the map to the current location. At the moment, the current location can be ' centred' in the centre of the screen.

 In order to use a bigger part of the screen towards the direction where we are heading (I usually keep ' rotate map' on while biking/hiking), it would be nice to center a bit lower than the screen center; for example in portrait mode, it could be at 2/3rd of the screen on the y axis and in the middle of the x axis. This could be set as preference in the settings menu.

Examples from Garmin screens:
http://www.google.com/m/search?site=ima ... armin&sa=N

Sorry to often refer to Garmin in my features wish list, but even though their interface is not intuitive and user friendly, they just got some of those small things that make it easier to use while outdoor, like also automatic track recording.

Thanks,
Davide

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Hi,

A nice feature would be to have track recording switched-on in background, all the time in a similar way as Garmin GPSs have.

Advantages:
- Makes the experience of going out with a GPS more hassle-free and makes sure an interesting route never goes unrecorded.
- Easier to explore new routes to go to the same destination because all the routes used to reach that destination in the past have been recorded and can be displayed, so it is easy to experiment new trails and perhaps revert back to an old one if better.

Suggestions:
- A track could be automatically stored using a timestamp as a name every x hours or every day or every time GPS is switched on/off/signal is lost (the latter one is what a Garmin GPS does).
- A circular memory could be set to prevent excessive storage memory usage and make sure old tracks get overwritten.
- In case an automatically recorded track is interesting, it can be renamed and stored separately in the normal track folder.

What do you think?
Thank you,
David

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Troubles & Questions / Export GPX/KML via gmail not working
« on: July 20, 2011, 07:59:22 »
Hi,

I tried to export a track from Locus via gmail (select track, export, share exported data, export, gmail selected, mail compose window appear with exportShare.zip attached, mail sent to myself).

However, the mail received does not contain any attachment.
I am using Android 2.2 and I see GMail can only send images as attachments, issue that can be solved by installing a proper file manager, such as Astra one. After that, it is possible to attach any file to a mail via the gmail application.

However, Locus still cannot export a track via gmail. Am I missing something?

Thank you,
David

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Hi,

I extended the number of online maps Locus can use by installing "Locus - Addon map" application.
While using maps sources such as Eniro and Fonecta (useful for topo information of Nordic countries), I got the following problem:
after a while, tiles cannot be downloaded anymore and for each tile the text "unknown problem" is shown.

The strange thing is that sometimes it works. I tried yesterday with Eniro maps, worked for a while and then the problem arised. Today I tried again, worked for few minutes, then the problem came back again.

What could be the problem?
Thank you.
David

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