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Troubles & Questions / Re: Map detail scaling
September 09, 2023, 05:00:36
the maiwolf (sic?) desert theme is quite good for sparsely populated areas
Quote from: DIDYM13 on August 27, 2023, 17:32:00Quite Menion !!
When I'm in navigation mode, I feel like "the map is on a turntable" and some guy is kicking it with a quick spin on direction changes.
@Menion @DIDYM13 - is this a compass smoothing issue? I have config.cfg hardware_compass_filter=50 which is the maximum value and I recall a long time ago this worked well, but when walking these days, or stopped as a cyclist, the map rotates far less smoothly than I remember/ expect/ hope-for with filter=50.
Quote from: balloni55 on August 26, 2023, 19:29:33for me this new slider is not displayed and when i click on the wrench > active profile > locus FC
me neither - I'm not sure where it is displayed. I also checked web planner.
Other features / Re: Online search
August 26, 2023, 01:18:26 - yes sharing GMaps to LM4 working for me too. Excellent. Although not mentioned in release notes?

settings > Navigation > Router (LoRouter) > Profiles setup > (spanner) Active profiles > random crash while list is displayed, happened once, didn't happen for this report ;-(
Quote from: Menion on August 24, 2023, 11:00:36First post and five days without a response.
@menion five days? @freischneider & @lor74cas replied 2 days ago?
I agree with @Tapio. The track IS (normally) regularly saved & generally not lost even if phone randomly crashes/ turned off etc. So unfortunately G this seems to be a problem more specific to you.
Other features / Re: Online search
August 18, 2023, 00:48:14
Quote from: freischneider on August 17, 2023, 08:20:35I still have poor results here as well. Maybe it's because Google Maps doesn't append usable data when sharing. Coordinates would be important here. Maybe Google only gives the name. But also with this should come good results.
@freischneider - but the app that @0709 mentioned a few weeks ago for sharing between GM & LM works perfect, so it is definitely not a Google Maps issue (IMHO). My Android version is old (V8) & @joeloc mentions issues with current Android. The developer says up to Android 10.
Other features / Re: Online search
August 17, 2023, 00:49:58
Regards the latest 4.18.2 online search results & sharing from Google Maps. For me, it's the same experience as reported in previous beta @ Although the release notes mention search improvement (maybe compared to 4.17.0??), so I didn't notice any change.
It sounds like an aggressive power saving mode on the S23. Many people report such experience. I'd investigate Android power saving settings.
Other features / Re: Online search
August 10, 2023, 01:17:34
Quote from: Jan Čapek on August 09, 2023, 13:37:50Because what if you want to find something far away instead? For example New York - there are hundreds of places called like that. The app will never know for sure whether you want to find pub called New York 30km away or New York city in the USA. So it must provide compromise which suits both cases.
@Jan. We have to agree to disagree. The online search provides results for countries I don't even have maps for. Crazy stuff. Suggestion - add user preference to sort-by distance, or sort-by "LM4 relevance". Maybe add analytics to see what is the preferred use-case, my money is on the former. As @Joeloc said @ my online search workflow has now become GMap > share > LM4 because the results make sense.
Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.18.+ ( 8/2023 )
August 10, 2023, 01:04:48
Quote from: Jan Čapek on August 09, 2023, 13:41:39Yep, it is handy tool, but unfortunately the app isn't compatible with recent Android versions, nor is working offline.
@Jan - interesting/ thanks - yet another reason NOT to replace my 2017 phone (despite the very occasional/ rare LM4 deep down code exceptions that are too hard for Menion to fix).

Quote from: freischneider on August 09, 2023, 19:25:11Share GMaps: Now wait for the next version. And then we'll see. The whole writing costs the developers unnecessary time.
Search: Here, too, wait and see is the order of the day.  Besides, it doesn't belong here. There is a separate topic for this. Therefore no more contributions should come here.
@freischneider - it was the developer (by mistake) that wrote about online search in this topic. Next version - I had 4.18.0 & waited for what I thought was maybe fixed in 4.18.1. Honest misunderstanding. Sorry.
Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.18.+ ( 8/2023 )
August 09, 2023, 08:02:32
Quote from: Marek Scholtz on August 08, 2023, 08:50:33Now, we have updated also POI handling to new Google Maps format and hopefully they won't change it in a month. If you encounter silly URL in search window in the next release version, check if you are on latest Google Maps version and if yes, let us know.
@Marek - am using LM4.18.1 with GMaps (updated just today) & still experience "silly URL in search window". But I have an excellent workaround now from @0709.

Quote from: Jan Čapek on August 08, 2023, 14:38:484) Smart search MUST be able to return result >1000km far away if it might be relevant. You can already filter results to your map area. I don't consider this to be problem
@Jan - sorry to sound like a broken record (for those old enough to remember) but why would I (as a user) want to see search results from >1000km at the expense of results I know for sure are closer? Sure, put them at the bottom of the list, but sort by distance surely? MUST?

Quote from: Jan Čapek on August 08, 2023, 14:38:486) Topic with sharing data from Google Maps is only indirectly relevant with search capabilities. First, it is not "meant" to be used this way - it is implemented primarily for sharing data via emails/messages
I only use this as a workaround. The combination of the app that @0709 suggested has really improved this method of sharing greatly.
Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.18.+ ( 8/2023 )
August 05, 2023, 01:58:52
Quote from: joeloc on August 04, 2023, 11:12:12I still cannot share points from Google Maps app. All I get is a silly URL in the Locus search window.
@joeloc - you express your frustration more directly than me, although precisely the same feeling. Sharing points (sorry to repeat myself yet again but):
  • sharing long-tap (new) red push pin points works for me
  • sharing single-tap of (existing) POI - yes, same silly URL for me too
I've made a video to be 100% clear -

Quote from: 0709 on August 04, 2023, 14:46:53Transfer to other maps.
@0709 - installed - tested - wow it works - fixed the LM4 "online search silly URL" issue - thanks so much!
Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.18.+ ( 8/2023 )
August 04, 2023, 01:21:38
Quote from: T-mo on August 03, 2023, 17:53:23I guess that is about PlaceIDs and requires API-usage, if possible at all.
This can not be simply decoded or parsed like simple MapURLs with lat-lon. Currently only sharing a nearby set marking seems to be of help.
@T-mo - thanks - I guess an "ordinary" user like me doesn't know those IT details, and just "expect" that tapping the GMap Share, then selecting LM4, will seamlessly work. Unrealistic expectation I guess, but tell that to the confused user - what is the purpose of the "Share" button otherwise?
Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.18.+ ( 8/2023 )
August 04, 2023, 01:17:34
Quote from: slarti76 on August 03, 2023, 13:18:55What about then at least adding support for PlusCode? That can be copied from Maps with one tap and surely be parsed by Locus search without ambiguity?!
@slarti76 - thanks, hadn't used +codes before. Still slower (many more taps) than direct "share" of a point from my testing:
  • drag POI details down a few times
  • tap on "See all"
  • tap on +code (very little visual feedback BTW)
  • switch back to LM4
  • open Search (maybe side panel button)
  • paste clipboard (maybe more steps here)