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Implemented / Remove WWW link for map origin
« on: December 02, 2011, 15:28:29 »
Locus displays an online maps origin at the bottom left, like eg "Map Data ___OpenStreetMap___". OpenStreetMap is a link that launches a web browser, which is understandable, but a bit unfortunate. That location is simply too close to the menu button or to possible toolbars. I've hit that link by accident quite a few times already.

Please allow to remove that field, or at least make it not open a web browser on a simple single click. I hardly ever want to check out the web page of the current map supplier. Offering that possibility on single click at a prominent location is counter productive for a tracking app.


Implemented / RMAP map format
« on: December 02, 2011, 14:14:29 »
Hi menion.

Just discovering locus a bit more... great program you wrote there. It seems to beat other solutions in almost all aspects. One thing bugs me though, I cant really find a simple way to use "professional" raster maps in Locus. Online maps, OSM, mapsforge, etc is all fine of course. But when it comes to the alps, nothing beats properly handcrafted raster maps, eg from Kompass or Swissmap or IGN or Alpenverein.

Would you maybe consider supporting the RMAP format for this? It was invented by CompeGPS/TwoNAV and is not officially documented. However, Mobac once had a writer module for it (can supply java source if needed). Also, OruxMaps was able to reverse engineer and support that format very quickly, so it cannot be that difficult. Basically just a bunch of jpg/png tiles in different zoomlevels stuffed together, probably very much alike to your own sqlitedb.

Whats the point of yet another format? RMAP can be written painlessly by professional PC raster mapping software, like TTQV or CompeLAND. So basically, everything we create/use at home in GlobalMapper/TTQV/CompeLAND could be exported to Locus with just a single mouse click.

Also, with Locus supporting RMAP, we would be able to maintain one single map directory for all serious android offroad tracking apps (in my opinion these are OruxMaps, TwoNav and Locus).

If you are considering this, I can supply the old mobac writer source code and plenty demo maps in any size and projection you wish.


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