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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.36.+ ( 30. 1. 2019 )
« on: Yesterday at 18:40:36 »
@voldapet: turning off automatic map loading for vector maps does indeed stop this effect.

Edit: furthermore, it is connected with the fact that I have maps with overlapping coverage in this area. LoMaps Scotland, OAMaps UK_Scotland, and OAMaps Great Britain. If I disable any two of the maps, the effect doesn't happen. (It may be worth noting that UK_Scotland has contour intervals of half the other two maps.)

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Follow the instructions above the line in the first post. Ignore everything below the horizontal line. There is no need to generate your own routing data as you can download and install the files directly from the link given.


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Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
« on: Yesterday at 10:52:35 »
Thanks. I hadn't realised that. I've added a comment to the first post to point that out.

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Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
« on: February 16, 2019, 13:01:39 »
Apologies for such a quick update but I've realised that many of the wilderness huts (bothies) in Scotland are mapped as both "wilderness huts" and "basic_hut" shelters. I've now modified the two Voluntary themes to prioritise showing (a) if the hut is private (b) if it is a basic shelter (for example, no fire) (c) if it is a true wilderness hut. I think this conveys the best information and hope it works elsewhere. This update changes only wilderness huts and if you are not interested in them you can skip this update.
The theme files are zipped and attached to the  first post in this thread.

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Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
« on: February 16, 2019, 09:40:36 »
There are two web links to the keys and also two zip files attached to the  first post in this thread. The zip files contain the themes.



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Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
« on: February 15, 2019, 17:38:10 »
New version available in the  first post in this thread.
Summary: Continued improvement in Mapsforge v 4 theme. Better and more specific displays of mountain huts and shelters, especially with Hiking style. Improvement with display of contours, peaks, tunnels, mini roundabouts, toll roads, national borders and more.

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I have just checked in Locus. Using BRouter navigation in Locus, I can choose between Locus profiles (from @poutnikl, I believe) and BRouter profiles. The Locus profiles can be further customised using advanced settings. By experiment, it seems to me that by default the various Locus walking profiles take scenic routes while the built-in BRouter profile takes the shortest route, as @poutnikl says.

In BRouter advanced settings, Locus offers the following relevant profiles, which can be applied to different buttons, along with a choice of icons:
Locus Profiles
- Hiking-Alpine-SAC4
- Hiking-Mountain-SAC3
- Walking-SAC1-SHRP
- Walking
BRouter Profiles
- Shortest

Again, by experiment, it seems that the BRouter standard profile "Shortest" is its standard walking profile.

So Locus can be readily customised to offer a shortest walking route and a pleasant walking route, if one should so desire, as in the setup screen below. For details of how to do this, I refer you to the manual!

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I suspect the built in Shortest would not take a footpath that is not an allowed route for bikes? Or maybe cars?

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On the other hand, I can imagine a real life situation where I would prefer a quick walk over a pleasant one. Suppose I am in an unfamiliar city and I need to get to an appointment and an short of time. I would really want the app to guide me by the quickest walking route regardless of the surroundings.


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It is simply a matter of the weightings in your chosen routing engine. Brouter, Graphhopper etc. With Brouter offline you can tweak the weightings yourself if you really want to.

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Depending on the routing engine you use, it most likely intentionally deprecates walking alongside main roads in order to give you a more pleasant walking experience.

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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.36.+ ( 30. 1. 2019 )
« on: February 14, 2019, 12:24:01 »
@voldapet
Try this, which reproduces every time for me:
Map: LoMap Scotland
Theme: Internal Hike & Bike
Location: N 56.72078° , W 006.03068°
1. ZL 14
2. Now zoom out to ZL 13
3. Then zoom back to ZL 14. (Despite what I said earlier, no need for speed.) For me, extra contour lines appear, which can be noted by the increased darkness of the map
4. Lock the zoom and magnify the screen to see this more clearly.
Reset the theme or the map and the map image corrects itself.
The screenshots below are in this order.
 The "fast fling" whereby I encountered the effect originally is unnecessary. The same effect happens with other themes and maps of the same area, and with or without hardware acceleration.


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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.36.+ ( 30. 1. 2019 )
« on: February 13, 2019, 13:02:38 »
@voldapet, @ michaelbechtold
Thanks for the feedback. Normally the display is perfectly OK. I've done some more trials and I can reproduce the effect fairly reliably by a series of rapid "flings" of the map, moving the map before it has a chance to redraw completely. (In real life, this occured when moving quickly to a new location.) I can get the effect maybe one time out of ten or twenty. It seems to require an area with many contour lines but does not depend on zooming out to the world map. I have made it happen with OAMaps of GB and of UK_Scotland, and with the LoMap of Scotland. I have made it happen with my Voluntary theme and with the built in Hike & Bike theme. (By the way, I checked and contour lines are not duplicated in my theme.)
Once Locus is displaying the double contour lines, they continue to be displayed on zooming in or out, scaled appropriately. The duplicate set disappears on reloading the theme or the map.

@menion Thanks.

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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.36.+ ( 30. 1. 2019 )
« on: February 12, 2019, 17:30:32 »
Under certain circumstances the (cubic-curved) contour lines on vector maps are drawn twice, differently. I think it may be to do with zooming in quickly from the world overview map when there is a high density of contours. See attachment. This is using a Mapsforge v3 map from OAM.

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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.36.+ ( 30. 1. 2019 )
« on: February 11, 2019, 14:42:04 »
@menion. Thanks for response. Uninstalling and reinstalling Locus Pro worked, using back up and restore.
However:
- Restore did not restart the app, despite saying it would in 5 seconds
- Backup/Restore mangled some of the directory locations that I had set
- It's not user-friendly way of updating themes!
I understand your comments on bug reports.

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