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Troubles & Questions / Re: "Cache online maps" unclear
« on: February 01, 2013, 20:46:09 »
thank you

Troubles & Questions / Re: Can I import and play a route?
« on: February 01, 2013, 20:41:28 »
I am impressed by the range of functions Locus provides -- on the paper,  I have not done the reality check yet ;-)
And also a big hand to the author of the documentation, that guy loves his job ..grin..

Reading the doc, I got the impression, that this functionality originally was designed for geocaching, finding individual points.

Basically I'd like to have the same as tommi is talking about.

Total guidance: Complete voice leading along a track.
Silent guidance: I just get informed when I missed a junction, left the track. If that occurs, Locus could guide me back on track.
Guidance on demand: I push a button and Locus tells me to go left or right.

Troubles & Questions / "Cache online maps" unclear
« on: February 01, 2013, 17:38:53 »
Hi all,
From the user manual:
"Cache online maps (Settings for experts) - this setting prevents displayed online maps to be temporarily saved"
Hmm, I would expect that online maps are cached, when I check the button while the manual says, that checking will prevent that.
Could someone please shed some light on this? What action does actually do what?  ;)

Another question:
For offline navigation it would be nice to be able to download maps for a certain area in the cache for several zoom levels.
Can I do this, downloading maps, or do I actually have to use it /display it to have it stored in cache?

Thanks a lot for your eventual advice.


Troubles & Questions / Re: Can I import and play a route?
« on: January 31, 2013, 17:52:27 »
With "play" I mean the ability to simulate the loaded track while at home and far away from start/destination.
When I tried this with OsmAnd+ and had a start/destination maybe in Italy, OsmAnd draw a straight line across the alps and took the shortest way to the destination.
Also if I was not precisely on the defined start point of a loaded track, Osmand was not able to handle this. There was no other way this app would help me to find the start point but to draw straight lines across the country.

Yes, the link you sent me is definitely helpful, I just overlooked it and will read in detail later. Locus looks  v e r y  promising to me.

Btw: are there any known issues using a Bluetooth GPS Provider? Many apps (also google apps) cannot handle this properly, at least on my phone.
Google Maps insists that I have to activate the internal gps while google MyTracks refuses to work at all.

Thank you

Well, very promising, just bought the Pro version an will try it.
Thanks again.

Troubles & Questions / Can I import and play a route?
« on: January 31, 2013, 14:11:36 »

I am a disappointed OsmAnd+ user, looking for an alternative.

I basically want to use navigation while Inline Skating and want to do the following:

I select a route from a website, maybe
I want to import it into Locus, display it, while far away from the start and end point of the loaded route.
Skating along I want to be guided (ev. with voice) by Locus along the road, not missing any junction
I want to use an external gps mouse (i-blue 747a+ / Bluetooth GPS Provider)
I drive on Places, where there is no regular street, maybe on a dam, a river dyke in the Rhein valley (almost 60 km long), where there are small routes for bicycles.
I want to record routes.

Quite basic requirements, I think, but did not find an app yet that fullfilled this really. Osmand+ (paid) looked promising but fails miserably in lots of points.

Can this be done with Locus or Locus Pro ?


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