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Troubles & Questions / Re: Force Close when trying marker icon
« on: February 01, 2011, 17:12:55 »
If it is difficult to compute and show the entire track from My Maps, perhaps it would be sufficient to just center the map on the first point in the track using the current zoom level.  That at least gets the user to the general location so they can pan/zoom as desired.

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Troubles & Questions / Re: Force Close when trying marker icon
« on: February 01, 2011, 02:27:09 »
unfortunately AT&T blocks installation of any apps except from the market place.  Hence you need to root the phone to remove that block to install an .apk file that is downloaded from a web site.

I did download the lastest version (0.9.8) from the market place and installed it.  I see that for tracks from the database it is possilbe to move the map to show the track after selecting it.  For tracks from "My Tracks" on google, however, Locus does not seem to move to the track after checking and loading it and the context menu item that says "Map" for the tracks in the database, says "Share" for the track in My Maps.

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Troubles & Questions / Re: Force Close when trying marker icon
« on: January 30, 2011, 22:15:01 »
Thanks.  I did not try the beta because I've not yet rooted my phone.  I was hoping first to get the 2.2 upgrade from AT&T (if they ever do it, soon I may lose patience and root it and upgrade myself).

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Troubles & Questions / Re: Force Close when trying marker icon
« on: January 30, 2011, 02:01:39 »
Menion,
Thanks for fixing the fc with Android 2.1 issue in 0.9.7. I can now load the My Maps into Locus successfully.

It would be nice if the interface to My Maps and the interface to the tracks in the database had the same features.  For example if you touch a track in the database it pops up a menu that lets you choose "map, edit, export and delete".

It would also be very useful if when you selected a track and went to the map, the map auto panned and zoomed to show the track (or at least there was some way to find the track easily on the map).

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Troubles & Questions / Re: Force Close when trying marker icon
« on: January 22, 2011, 16:58:02 »
Menion,
Thanks for your reply.  FYI, I loaded the latest version of Locus (0.9.6) and observe the force close continues even after a complete uninstall, removal of the locus directory and reinstall.

I'd love it if AT&T would push out the 2.2 version of Android for a number of reasons!

Hopefully you will find a fix.  Let me know if you want me to test something on my 2.1 phone.

Dale

P.S. I like the tracking feature.

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Troubles & Questions / Re: Force Close when trying marker icon
« on: January 19, 2011, 20:18:19 »
OK.  I've emailed the log files for your examination.

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Solved / Re: Question about cached maps
« on: January 19, 2011, 20:13:08 »
Thanks for your quick explaination.  I understand.  It is no problem for me to delete the cache files with a file explorer, but for an application that is widely available and useful you probably need to make the cache files take care of themselves and will probably have to enhance the RMaps format to keep a bit more information.

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Troubles & Questions / Re: Force Close when trying marker icon
« on: January 19, 2011, 17:28:15 »
Sorry about my misstatement.  I intended to say "MyMaps", not "MyTracks".

What mechanism (email address or other upload) would you like me to use to send you the logs?

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Solved / Re: Question about cached maps
« on: January 19, 2011, 17:25:59 »
Menion:  Thanks for your explaination.   I understand you to be saying that all maps will be cached until the SD card fills up (and then things will break) or until the cache reaches 2 GB for one map type (and then things will break).  If this is correct, I agree that you need some way to stop the caching before things break.  I do not find any option in the program to clear the cache.  At the least I would think that such an option would be useful or necessary.  lacking such an option, what is the correct way to delete the Online cache?

If all maps are cached, what is the purpose of the first option in the offline maps "Online Shared Maps" settings?  It sounds like you are saying this is always enabled.  Am I misunderstanding something?

If you had some way to indicate in the Online SQL Database which tiles were added automatically by browsing online and which tiles were added explicilty by the user saving them, then if the user asked to have the cache flushed (or if you flushed the cache automatically because the size was too large) you could avoid flushing the tiles that were explicitly cached by the user.

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Solved / Re: Question about lock ICON
« on: January 19, 2011, 17:05:29 »
Thanks for the explaination.  I now understand what it does.  The confusion was caused by the term "Layer".  I was thinking of a layer in terms of a separate map layer as in Google Maps where you can enable and disable the map view layer on top of the sattelite view, or where you can add and remove a "My Tracks" layer on top of a map.

Here is an alternate way to describe the function of the lock button:  "The lock button prevents the zoom function from loading new maps as you zoom in/out.  Instead of loading new maps, the zoom function will simply enlarge or shrink the existing map.  This may be useful if you have offline maps, do not have a particular zoom level and still wish to zoom in."

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Solved / Question about lock ICON
« on: January 19, 2011, 02:36:46 »
Sorry, but I don't understand what the Lock ICON does after reading the manual and playing a bit.

Could you elaborate about what is meand to "lock layer and allow to change zoom only in one layer"?  How do you display multiple layers?  I can switch between maps, but they do not appear to be layered.

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Solved / Question about cached maps
« on: January 19, 2011, 02:32:23 »
I've read the "manual" and played around a bit with the offline maps but still do not quite understand how the caching of maps work.  The manaul implies that you need to explicitly request that a region be stored for offline use and give a set of four options for saving the map: 1) Online shared map (SQL) 2) Separate map (SQL) 3)External map (SQL) and 4) Older download map (TAR).

Even when I do not select any of these types explicitly the program appears to cache maps after I view them.  That is, I can view some maps, close the application, disable wireless access, start the application again and successfully browse to those areas that I viewed previously.  It is acting like option #1 is always enabled.  Is this true?  If so, does the cache eventually fill up?  When do maps get purged if not explicitly saved?

If you use option #2 (Separate map), how and when does the data for that map get used vs. the online map data?

By the way, I think Locus is great.  It is fastastic to be able to use multiple different map sources, switch between them and also have the map data availabe for offline use!

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Troubles & Questions / Force Close when trying marker icon
« on: January 19, 2011, 02:17:15 »
Originally when I pressed on the little icon on the side of the screen (man holding flag) I was prompted to allow access to my google credentials. The first time I said "deny" because I wanted to understand what the credentials were for. After reading a bit I decided to try the feature (which allows the application to link with Google "My Tracks", correct?), but now whenever I tap the icon I get a notice about the feature being a beta feature and then the application does a force close.

I'm using version 0.9.3.

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