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Every time I try to create new points by entering entering lat/long coordinates on the 'edit point' screen LM4 reports 'Invalid value'. What do I have to do to make this work?

If I enter those same coordinates into Google Maps layers they work as expected. See some drop pins marking water sources here:

Entering 44°52'16", 5°30'32" into Google Maps layers puts a drop pin on the 'Source Les Serrons' water source. Entering those same coords into LM4 returns 'invalid value' even though I'm using the WGS (x° x' x.x") format with N:44°52'16" and E:5°30'32"

Can anyone help me enter the coordinates straight into LM4....and have them work!?

Currently I'm creating the points in Google maps and exporting a KMZ file of the points which LM4 imports successfully.

Good work :-) I'd like to try this theme in Locus Map 4 with OpenAndroMaps etc

Is that possible? If so, how?

I'm on Android version 12.
Troubles & Questions / Re: Tracking settings
October 30, 2021, 15:26:43
Thanks....I realise that a 10m interval will likely generate extra points when I'm still.  Not quite as many as a track interval of 2 seconds though :-)

I'm a happy bunny now. Thanks very much.  I just wanted to be completely clear that my understanding was good.

LM4 is a great app and the more I see of other apps the more I appreciate Locus Map 4. Please don't change it's focus on being a great navigation tool :-)

Troubles & Questions / Re: Tracking settings
October 23, 2021, 11:48:59
Yep....I think so. Thanks.

Let me check.
So if I want to record a track of a hike with a track point every 10 metres I should go for

Trackpoint recording condition: Distance OR time.
Distance interval: 10m
Time interval: 10,000s

Then unless I stop moving for a very long time (!) the track will only include track points regularly spaced at 10m intervals.
If I want to record a track of a hike with a track point every 2 seconds I should go for...

Trackpoint recording condition: Distance OR time.
Distance interval: 10000m
Time interval: 2s

That guarantees track points every 2 seconds and would generate 1800 track points in the same place if I stopped for an hour.
Troubles & Questions / Tracking settings
October 17, 2021, 16:30:00
Could someone explain the Trackpoint recording conditions please?
I'm not 100% clear on how these work. Thanks :-)

eg I will typically want to record a track with a regular 2 second track point interval
OR a consistent 10 metre track point interval.

The manual says -
Trackpoint recording conditions defines method of trackpoint recording based on distance and time intervals:
Distance AND time - both intervals at once trigger trackpoint recording - smoother line but less accurate
Distance OR time - one of the intervals triggers trackpoint recording - very accurate but a lot of trackpoints recorded
I realised this after I'd typed the post but couldn't see a way to delete it. Feel free to remove this exchange. Thanks.
Please can the Elevate Map style be changed so that the 10m interval contours for hiking appear at the same zoom level as Cycling and Mountain Bike

The 10m interval contours don't appear until quite a high zoom level when 'Hiking' is selected
For Cycling and Mountain Bike the 10m contours appear when zoomed further out....better.
Web portal & sync / Re: Web planner / portal
March 14, 2021, 00:19:46
The web planner doesn't work well set to walking, but does OK set to hiking. I screen recorded the issues which you can see in this video:
Web portal & sync / Re: Web planner / portal
March 04, 2021, 16:28:13
The two marked panels in the attached image need to stay fixed in position. Only scroll the waypoint list.

The top panel needs to be accessed a lot. Every time the auto-plotting won't go the right way then manual plotting is required to get past the problem area.

The bottom panel is accessed less often but it would be good if it was always visible.

The Outdooractive route planner works like this.
Just joining in on this....realistically how far off is the official release?

I've just been playing with the web-based planner and the auto-plotting/snap-to-path really doesn't work very well. Odd routes are chosen, bits of the route are invisible etc.  The manual plotting seems to work fine.

I can make a screen recording and link to a video if that's helpful?