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Troubles & Questions / Re: Azimuth line (map objects)
« on: April 01, 2012, 13:24:05 »
Personally I do not mind that course bearing has a little delay. If this helps to save battery then all is well. Actually, if it was to be computed every two seconds that would be just as fine. Concerning the hardware compass, I am using "heavy filter" setting to make it less twitchy. With a compass line this gets even more important so the line do not go "all over the place". Maybe a "ultra, ultra heavy filter" could be used?:) Perhaps even remove the filter option entirely and make a VERY strong filter default? Unless battery is affected from heavy filters...

As for colors:
-Course bearing. Red is already perfect. Highly visible for topo, seacharts and photos. Also when the sun shines on the screen. Highly visible in night modus too. Vital text for movement is speed and degrees.
-Compass line. Orange for high visibility just as the "show view" bracket? Vital text is just degrees. As for the arrows...Hmm, are they needed at all? This will make it stand out from other lines and also reduce screen clutter.

I guess pressing the compass button in the GPS-screen will turn the line on/off -and equally so for "use hardware compass"?

Troubles & Questions / Re: Azimuth line (map objects)
« on: March 31, 2012, 20:32:45 »
This why I suggested a new additional line, the "compass line" to avoid confusion.
In my example below I have enabled "hardware compass", but the course bearing (azimuth line) still shows my direction. Which I think should be so. I am pointing my phone at 170 degrees while walking towards 130 degrees.

To sum up: Everything is totally ok right now. With the addition of the compass line ;)
Then we will have bearing to objective from the "guide line", heading and/or bearing from a "compass line" and course bearing.
PS, I have also suggested some extra info on the course bearing line, speed and degrees:)

Troubles & Questions / Re: Azimuth line (map objects)
« on: March 30, 2012, 17:48:40 »
By the way, Menion... How about a new optional line: A "Compass line" that displays the data from the magnetic compass? 8-) That would be very nice

Troubles & Questions / Re: Azimuth line (map objects)
« on: March 30, 2012, 17:19:01 »
"Course bearing line" will do just fine in English:)

Troubles & Questions / Re: Azimuth line (map objects)
« on: March 30, 2012, 17:11:13 »
Thanks for moving this topic into English:)

The azimuth line is actually a misnomer, for its real term is "Course Bearing" (the direction you actually move).

There is often some confusion in the terms being used with navigation. What is used most are the following:
-Course: The waypoint (line) you have plotted on your map
-Course Bearing: "Azimuth Line" in Locus. The actual way you are moving to.
-Heading: The direction the nose of your ship or plane is pointing at. (true and magnetic are also used)
-Bearing: The number you get when you turn your compass at something.

At land, "course bearing" and "heading" will be the same. But at sea or in a plane those number will differ because of wind and drift. If you have a strong wind or current from the sides, your plane or ship will end up at a different place than your nose (heading) originally pointed to. The "course bearing" will then have had a deviation from the "heading".

Discussion/New features / Re: Language in the Forum
« on: March 30, 2012, 15:28:11 »
Read my post again. I just do not see the point in having three separate forums UNLESS the topics are directly related to THAT SPECIFIC country's maps, geocaching etc.

Why post GENERAL topics that interest EVERYONE in i.e a German section? This just makes people miss out on vital info and are also not being able to contribute. The community loses a lot of potential from this. I cannot see why this is hard to understand.

Discussion/New features / Language in the Forum
« on: March 30, 2012, 12:18:47 »

I find it quite troublesome that the forum has so many topics written in different languages. People are missing out on so much information, and are not able to join discussions with their valuable input.

I have no problem with different languages about topics directly concerning that particular country. There are dedicated forum sections for that. But when concerning general topics the network suffers from not being able to receive input. People today in 2012 are able to express themselves in English, are they not? I am from Norway myself, but if I were to post topics in Norwegian I must not expect much help either. I think the moderator should be more offensive in asking people to post in English in general forum sections.


Solved / Re: Color of azimuth line
« on: March 19, 2012, 15:20:29 »
NIce, and thanks. I was kind of "lost at sea", literally.. Crossing fingers for an imminent  release of new version on Market.  (I refuse to call it Google Play :D  )

Solved / Re: Color of azimuth line
« on: March 18, 2012, 22:39:17 »
Yes, that just changes the diantance- and time circles. The azimuth line is unaffected of changes in color.

Solved / Color of azimuth line
« on: March 18, 2012, 18:02:17 »
Previously the "azimuth line" was red, but is now black which makes it impossible to see in night modus. I cannot find a setting for this, only for "guide line" Please make an option for this or just revert the azimuth line back to red?

This is all important for me when kayaking at night. Cannot see where I am going anymore :lol:

Troubles & Questions / Samsung Tab 7.7
« on: March 08, 2012, 12:04:35 »
Short question: Will Locus work just fine with a Samsung Tab 7.7 running Honeycomb or ICS? Do buttons scale up or stay small?

Discussion/New features / Re: Locus Shop
« on: February 08, 2012, 14:09:36 »
Hm, interesting. Are you also planning to obtain licensed sales of various maps from commercial actors via the shop? I.e "packs" of say 10.000 offline tiles. Would be nice to overcome download quotas this way, and to regain access to maps that are long gone from Locus because of copyrights.

Various & Bin / Re: More infos by sending a waypoint via SMS
« on: January 04, 2012, 14:04:01 »
From "functions" one can choose to share either (1) map centre or (2) screenshot.
If you you choose option 1, you can insert several options i.e maphash (link), location as text, altitude etc and send them to SMS, mail etc etc

Edit: highlighted the option you were specifically looking for

Under review / Re: "Big Button" profile
« on: November 28, 2011, 12:09:08 »
Bumping this one.

A "bigger button setting" is also useful for hitting the right button during one of those bumpy rides/running etc without the need to first make a stop.

Under review / "Big Button" profile (setting)
« on: October 31, 2011, 12:30:37 »
As winter is closing in, people are getting their gloves on. (yes there are gloves that can operate touchscreens :) ) People who use GPS regularly know what to wear. In light of this I wondered if a "Bigger Button GUI" profile could be done so operating with gloves on will be a bit easier?

By the way, I recommend neoprene gloves (must be slightly wet) as well as these relatively cheap gloves with silver particles for outdoors people using Locus :idea:

Edit: I have a 4.3 inch display and it is juuust so I can operate the individual buttons without pressing the one next to it. I hit the right one about 75% of the time.

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