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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.37.+ ( 18. 3. 2019 )
« on: April 22, 2019, 09:58:42 »
I have New Point enabled in the side menu.
1. Move map to location of interest. Tap on New Point. Note Save is on top bar of new screen, so should be safe to back out of this screen. Back out. New point saved at current location and map moves there. Lose place of interest. Not what I wanted at all. Bug.
2. Move map to location of interest. Tap on New Point. Fail to note that middle of screen says Current Location (not Map Centre). Save. New point saved at current location and map moves there. Lose place of interest. Not what I wanted at all. Either should remember previous user choice or default to Map Centre.

Conceptually this relates to the discussion of "nearest" above. The question is "Where are you interested in" - where the map is showing or where you are physically. Using the model of paper maps, if you are using a map you are *always* interested in where the map is showing.

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Discussion/New features / Re: Update of map core (2019)
« on: April 22, 2019, 00:31:06 »
No, we're not talking about the same thing. Locus-specific themes have a command scale-text-size which scales the text as the map is zoomed. There is no equivalent command for MF V4. Previously, if the map (and text) was at 75% of a zoom level, tapping the zoom + button restores the map (and text) to 100%.

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Discussion/New features / Re: Update of map core (2019)
« on: April 21, 2019, 23:13:30 »
My problem with scaling is that if I have adjusted the zoom with two fingers and end up with a display of, say, 75% of a certain zoom level, the text may be quite difficult to read. Tapping the zoom + button goes to the next zoom level, but still at 75% and leaves the text too small because the MF v4 renderer can't scale text (which the Locus renderer can do).


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Discussion/New features / Re: Update of map core (2019)
« on: April 20, 2019, 22:42:49 »
Though place names are loads better in the new MF v4 renderer, quite a few are still truncated. Can this be improved?

Also, in previous versions, zooming by means of buttons "locked" to 100% scaling,  which seemed quite good to me. In this alpha, that is no longer the case. Is this intentional?

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Discussion/New features / Re: Update of map core (2019)
« on: April 20, 2019, 00:21:47 »
Is there going to be a way of programmatically cleaning bits of old themes from the _themes directory? Or will it depend on use of a file manager? I'm thinking of what happens if I change the file structure of the themes I make available.

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Discussion/New features / Re: Update of map core (2019)
« on: April 19, 2019, 23:55:23 »
Aha! I have a back up directory that Locus didn't access previously but does now. Solved. Thanks.

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Discussion/New features / Re: Update of map core (2019)
« on: April 19, 2019, 23:25:01 »
Now:
- Only offers v3 themes if LoMaps or MF v3 map is chosen - OK
- Offers v4 themes PLUS "ghost" themes if MF v4 map is chosen - as posted before at https://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=6471.msg54862#msg54862.
I'm referring to the external themes with the ghosted map icon. They appear to be duplicates in some way.

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Discussion/New features / Re: Update of map core (2019)
« on: April 19, 2019, 15:22:09 »
There appears to be a 3d perspective view in the new alpha. I don't know how I turned it on, nor how to turn it off.




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Discussion/New features / Re: Update of map core (2019)
« on: April 19, 2019, 15:11:54 »
SO new setup of system:
V3 maps: offer V3 (basic + locus-extended) themes
V4+ maps: offer V4+ themes
Isn't that exactly what we have on the current (Pro) release?

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Discussion/New features / Re: Update of map core (2019)
« on: April 12, 2019, 20:33:10 »
I would agree about not offering V4 themes for V3 maps. The scaling doesn't work. Caption position appears not to be supported, though that could be sorted, I guess. There may be other points but I've not looked closely.
That deals with my point 2. As far as my point 1 is concerned, I don't know what the ghosted themes represent. Are they folder names?

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Discussion/New features / Re: Update of map core (2019)
« on: April 12, 2019, 19:40:37 »
1. Why are there ghosted themes (originally for MF v4 maps, now for MF v3 as well)?
2. MF v4 themes are not optimised for MF v3 maps not do they look the same as on V4 maps - is this to be improved?

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Discussion/New features / Re: Update of map core (2019)
« on: April 12, 2019, 15:25:24 »
Hmm. Deleted that file, restarted phone. Same results, which do not reflect my usage recently or from the start of using Locus. File reappears as 915 bytes with today's date.

Edit: the same file is also shared by Locus Pro, which reads it correctly.

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Discussion/New features / Re: Update of map core (2019)
« on: April 12, 2019, 14:56:51 »
My issues so far are resolved.
Maps Manager / Smart Choice / Online / Most Used seems stuck and gives the wrong maps.

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Discussion/New features / Re: Update of map core (2019)
« on: April 12, 2019, 11:41:16 »
Also, Quick Map Switch "Last Used" online map and Map Manager "Last Map" don't  update last used maps now. Possibly connected with maps in  custom providers file?

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Discussion/New features / Re: Update of map core (2019)
« on: April 10, 2019, 22:21:55 »
@john_percy
right, in case you will want to use your theme optimized for V3 maps, in new V4 maps system, then you may see a difference in how soon certain items appear. To be true, I'm not 100% sure how this affect real usage so best to give it a try and you will see yourself.
Here is an add-on alpha version of my "Mapsforge Voluntary" theme. Download, extract, and add to an existing Voluntary theme installation to get a "Mapsforge Voluntary alpha" theme for MFv4 maps in Locus Alpha. Zoom-mins and scaling have been tweaked to make its appearance closer to the theme on LoMaps/MFv3 but how well it does this depends on the resolution of your device.
Please let me know if I am on the right lines with this.

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