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Discussion/New features / Re: Show track name along the track
« on: June 21, 2018, 20:10:39 »
Attached are some examples of how I use Locus.  Thanks!

Discussion/New features / Re: Show track name along the track
« on: June 21, 2018, 20:00:12 »
Thanks, Locus is really a top notch app so I rely solely on the very advanced functionality of the tool... I haven't found anything similar.  But I am struggling with it's use in using & compiling track segments and feel there could be additional functionality built in (if the developers so desire). 

For example, displaying tracks or routes could use improvements IMO (as is the point with this topic). 

Additonally, when a track overlaps (on a loop), it's very hard to see which one you're on and where to go.  Navigation works, but sometimes we get off track.  But regardless, I'd like to look at the track without going into navigation mode.

Another dream feature is better track segment tagging... rather than just a "folder" type  structure.  Activity type is great, but perhaps it's multiple activities?  Tracks should be searchable by tag too (folder is too limiting and hard to organize).

Lastly, the ability to filter and apply colour/formatting to multiple tracks would be great too.

I use Trail Forks to get segments, which are organized very nicely.  They've so kindly allowed downloading their tracks to GPX, KML, etc.  However, to build on that I also have many hiking and other trails that I've compiled from various sources (not necessarily in OSM or Trailforks).  Perhaps just for personal reasons.

Of course, last dream feature would be to use Locus in Windows without an emulator!!!   =P

Thanks for all you do to keep this app first in class.  I love it... I just wish I could organize my segments better... they're a mess!

Discussion/New features / Show track name along the track
« on: June 19, 2018, 19:52:23 »
I store a lot of track segments in locus, similar to how Open Street Maps is set up.  I like how OSM shows the track name along the segment, it's much better than hovering or clicking etc.  Is this possible to show the track names along my own segments in Locus?

Troubles & Questions / Re: KML import issues from Google MyMaps
« on: May 17, 2017, 00:24:00 »
Interesting, it worked for me this time.  Actually, before I posted the actual KML I removed some personal information from the route... maybe that's what fixed it. 

I am using S6 and Android 7.0 by the way.



Troubles & Questions / KML import issues from Google MyMaps
« on: May 16, 2017, 20:03:58 »
Hi, I'm trying to import this file into Locus but it just says "Analyze..." forever.  After many minutes, I need to force close Locus as it seems to be stuck. 

Any workaround or suggestions?

Discussion/New features / Re: Route via stored segments
« on: December 18, 2015, 18:40:51 »
Ok, yeah that's what I thought... it's a dream feature that I think would be very handy!

Discussion/New features / Re: Route via stored segments
« on: December 15, 2015, 18:35:47 »
Hi, thank you.  I'm looking to link up multiple segments as well as tracks from the router etc.  For example, I may have segment A and segment C that are a few kms away from each other.  I don't have an easy way to link them together without the router (or manually drawing a line).  I can use the router to create segment B, but this is a manual a time consuming process (considering I may be filling in many gaps this way).  I'm imaging something like the router that also works with my stored tracks on my phone as well as it's own database.


Discussion/New features / Route via stored segments
« on: December 14, 2015, 20:33:03 »
Hi all,

I'm new to the forum, but a daily user of Locus for my adventures. I'm wondering if you can help me with something that to me would be a huge time saver for this already awesome tool.

As an alternative to the route builder router functionality (ie. YOURS, MapQuest etc.), do you know of a way to route via a stored Track (ie. one I've loaded via GPX etc.) where the router doesn't know the area?  I imagine this to function where I would use the router to plan the known route, then have the ability to routing via the displayed routes on my screen.  At which point, the builder would "snap" to the available routes.  Since the track points are known, it should be able to use them?

This is a dream feature for me since I have hundreds of GPX files on my device. I've arranged them into Segments for the most part.  What I've done to create the perfect route might be a combination of using the route builder and also merging those know routes into a new track.  However, this is a bit clunky (although still pretty cool that it's even possible).

I suppose a similar feature to routing by segments would be as implemented on Trailforks where you can join multiple segments:
(the issue with Trailforks is that it won't draw routes outside of these known segments unless done manually)

Alternatively (and I'm guessing more complex), it would be great if the map could snap to a visibly line on a calibrated map. For example, if I am displaying a map layer it would be able to "trace" over the lines on that map rather than me having to draw it manually.

If there is a forum posting on this, please direct me!  I'm aware I can create a routing track then merge them all together to create a new track but that is very laborious!


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