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Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.20.+ ( 11/2023 )
November 29, 2023, 16:43:52
Menion, yes there are values in Brouter - but these can be total garbage, as discussed in the linked thread.
Of course I understand, that you have to decide which features are free and which are not. In this case Locus free maybe should better display no elevation values at all (in case of GraphHopper or BRouter) instead of wrong or 0m
Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.20.+ ( 11/2023 )
November 29, 2023, 14:16:41
Quote from: Menion on November 29, 2023, 11:43:17@Sonny
sorry it is so complicated. Latest public Locus Classic has this implemented incorrectly and in the case of Locus Map, you need at least Silver to work with elevations in the app.

I see. Would it be a good compromise idea to use elevation files just for Route-planing-only in LM4 free version (just Locus internal, automatic use of these files during route planing) :) ? Nothing else (no manual update of track or point elevations, no corrections of GPS-values, no shading etc.)
Otherwise it would make no sense to use other route planers in LM4 free than LoRouter Online because of their display of wrong or 0m values. And in worst case people are blaming Locus for displaying "wrong" elevation values of a planned route.
Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.20.+ ( 11/2023 )
November 28, 2023, 17:13:04
Within the latest beta (free version) there's still the problem discussed here of calculating wrong elevation values (BRouter) or no elevation values at all (GraphHopper) because of not using internal elevation files
Hi Menion,

- What elevation data exactaly are you using for your LoRouter online? And are these the same files which LM4 useres are downloading for using LoRouter offline?

- A very important advantage of Locus against its competitors has always been its offline skills. Very important when hiking/cycling where no Internet is available or being abroud where Internet is too expensive.

I personally use BRouter in LM3 offline all the time. It delivered the best elevation sums of all apps until about half year ago. Since then LM3 (and maybe also LM4 using Brouter, Graphhopper) changed something to the worse (see linked thread above) and we do not get good elevation sums anymore although we have installed the best elevation files available in Locus "SRTM"-folder (Sonny 1" DTMs).

So our request: please change this behaviour to how it worked in the past, namly on-the-fly use of precise elevation files within "SRTM"-folder to calculate elevation stats when using other route planers (e.g. BRouter) than LoRouter.
I tested Online Web Planer using a route which created dramatic wrong values in the past, have a look at:
Online Web planer delivers correct values now - great! (btw: what elevation data the online planer is exactally using now?)

But sadly the issue using this example route still exists if using Route planner within LM3 and maybe also within LM4 - althoug exact elevation data is installed.
Maybe an interesting improvement for Locus user and developers: "DTM Czechia v2" has been released which is based completely on precise LiDAR data.
Just an update:
Quite a few new DTMs have been released during the last months, especially in Middle- and Eastern Europe.
Have fun with them!
There's also a similar problem regarding missing red points of Mysteries, mentioned in the helpdesk:
Quote from: balloni55 on April 19, 2023, 08:04:47a way to turn them off in the config would be very good

Good idea! So maybe you want to post it in the helpdesk
During the last months I worked a lot to create new DTMs, now they are available:

Norway_Mainland v2, Norway_Svalbard v1, Norway_Jan Mayen v1, Denmark_Faroes v1, United Kingdom v2, Ireland v1, Portugal_Mainland v0, Portugal_Madeira v1, Portugal_Azores v1, EUROPE v18

Have fun!
Web portal & sync / Re: DNF icon is not displayed
February 10, 2023, 19:29:30
@balloni55 : What is the "locus map web"? Do you open it with Locus App, or via Browser? How did you import your Geocaches or does "locus map web" connect to Groundspeak to get the Caches?
Web portal & sync / Re: DNF icon is not displayed
February 09, 2023, 20:07:52
There are already some threads regarding DNF display in the help desk at
Just search for "DNF". Maybe some of the threads is a copy of your problem.
There hasn't been an OpenData elevation source for it yet. Do you know one?
Btw: The same is true for the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
I created new DTMs of Germany and Luxembourg

For Germany I used new LiDAR source data of Hessen and Bayern. And the quality of Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Saarland, Niedersachsen, Bremen, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern got significantly improved, especially in wooden areas.
For Luxembourg I used finer LiDAR source data.

Have a good time!
I'm not sure if Locus is able to read or unzip .zip-Files.
But I can tell you a useful tip to bulk unzip files on a PC: I'm using software "WinRAR", mark all files I want to unzip, right mouse click and select "Extract Here" from the menu. Now all files are unzipped into the same directory