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Englischer Satz in deutschem Text.

Besten Dank, ist erledigt


As you probably know the themes for the OpenAndroMaps are maintained by Tobias since 2013. He
  • created and constantly improved the Elevate / Elements Themes,
  • created variants for different Display resolutions
  • added the layer feature which is, thanks to Menion, fully supported by the regular Version of Locus Map
  • redesigned all Icons
  • maintains map legend and description
  • aso..

I kept the Andromaps_## themes up to date as far it was possible.
However my resources are limited and the Elevate/Elements Theme is lightyears ahead of the Themes I started with so its time to announce the EOL of the Andromaps themes.
I encourage all users to switch to the themes of Tobias (in fact I, by myself use the Elevate). As I said - the Quality is far ahead of the old ones.
The Andromaps-Themes will stay part of the ziped maps for compatibility reasons, but - new map features will only be added to the Elevate/Elements.

What is the difference between Elevate and Elements:
- Elevate is designed for usual Maps in urban areas where Details appear in higher zoom levels for better overview
- Elements should be used in wider areas like north of Scandinavia, South America, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Russia, aso where its essential to have all Details in lower zoom levels.

For anyone who prefer the old Andromaps Themes: These will work with future Versions the OpenAndroMaps as long as no essential change in the structure of mapsforge will take place.

Place for download and direct install of the Elevate Themes:


Troubles & Questions / Re: Open Andromaps Map Style too "thin"
« on: September 18, 2015, 13:31:28 »
The cycle tracks are way too thin and too small.

I strongly recommend to switch to Elevate3 XL-Version, here you can chose :
"Kräftige Fahrradrouten" in the Layer-menu.

This should solve the problem.

Troubles & Questions / Suunto Ambit3 as external GPS ?
« on: September 07, 2015, 12:37:41 »

I'm thinking about buying a Suunto Ambit3 (currently I use an Ambit1 and I never had such a reliable Sportwatch bevore).
The Ambit3 has the ability to communicte with a smartphone over Bluetooth4, sending GPS-Position. (and heartrate, aso..)

This would be a great battery saver for the Smartphone.

So: can anyone confirm that LocusPro can communicate with an Ambit3, in a reliable way, using the Ambit3 as an external Bluetooth GPS?

Die Datenbasis ist OSM, korrekt.

Dem Mapsforge MapWriter fehlen einige wichtige Eigenschaften, so kann er keine Routen-Relationen Auflösen = keine Rad.- oder Wanderrouten rendern.
Das muss "zu Fuss" gemacht werden bevor die Karte erzeugt wird und ist ein extrem komplexer Prozess den sich nur Peter von Locus und ich mit den OAM antun.

Auch umschiffen die OAM viele Fehler sowohl in den OSM Grunddaten als auch im MapsForgeWriter selbst.

Wenn es dich interessiert:
Die enthaltenen Tags in OAM:

Die mapsforge Karten direkt vom Mapsforge Server enthalten weder Radwege noch Höhenlinien in den Grunddaten. Das können nur die LocusMaps und die Openandromaps.

Gesendet von meinem SM-T230 mit Tapatalk

Tools / Re: [Function] Live Tracking Test Service
« on: June 22, 2015, 14:36:45 »
Hi Gynta

Please could you add me to this service.
Nick: kech61


Hi Menion,

I'm shure that you will find a solution - no need to hurry...

Merry Christmas and a HappyNewYear!

Hi Menion,

For long winter nights her is a good example an GB map:

Reported from John Percy:

I know that Locus uses a most advanced Render-Engine.
The bug seems to be common to all APPs based on V3.
Dont know why it appeared since I use mapsforge writer newer than basic V3.0.0

Anyway, its not that anoying in Locus than on standard V3 implementations.

Best regards,
and thanks that you keep Locus kompatible with my old XperiaActive on Android 2.3...

Troubles & Questions / @Menion: Issue with mapsforge writer V4 and V5
« on: December 09, 2014, 12:01:19 »
Hi Menion,

There is an issue with the new MapsforgeWriters.
I posted it here:
while Ludwig posted the reason here:

It affects Locus too, while there are no white tiles, the affected Tiles are nearly empty.
Please could you take a look at this issue, it would be fine if you stay compatible with the openandromaps.
The new writer is way faster than the old one and handles complex geometry much better - so i would like to stay with the V5 writer.

Thanks and best regards,

Troubles & Questions / Re: Locus Actions crashes APP
« on: September 28, 2014, 08:18:25 »

I have sent the catlog to
Anyway, it seems to be that the scripting works well on other devices so I will add this method for download and install on Openandromaps in the next weeks.

@Menion: Does the scripting work on Android 4.4.2 Devices?

Troubles & Questions / Re: Locus Actions crashes APP
« on: September 27, 2014, 15:46:10 »
Hi Menion,

I gave the Locus-Actions a second try and it works in Virtual Tablet, Android 4.
On my XperiaActive, Android 2.3.## it still crashes the App.

Is there any hint you can give, any known problems with android versions, Apps or something like this?


There is a new generation of maps upcoming in the next weeks.
No big deal for you - the old Themes will be 100% compatible with the new maps.

However, the last couple of weeks (weekends ;-) ) I changed the structure of my rendering system.
Now its possible to assign special tagmappings to individual maps with ease, and the simplification-factor too.

Next weeks will see maps with contourlines starting at zoom-level 8 (major/medium) 11 (minor) for maps covering wide empty areas.

Starting with iceland (ready for download) with new contourlines, tags like helipad, shelters, alpine_huts, peaks, volcanos at very low zoom-level and a simplification factor of 3.

There are some additions/changes neccessary for the themes, basicly adding code for contourlines from level 8 on and adjusting the zoom-mins.

The whole posting and a preview of the new can be seen here:


Kann man es also per Theme ändern oder nicht?


Die zoom-appear unter diesem Link sind jene die für den Urbanen Bereich gelten (80% von Europa).
Konkret ist Fuel dort wo Sprit ein Problem sein kann (SüdAmerika, Australien, Island, Afrika etc..) ab Level 13 enthalten.

Das ist hartcodiert und kann nicht auf "früher" geändert werden (zu 98%)

Die restlichen 2% ?
Nun ein Datensatz wird dann von der OSM in Mapsforge übernommen wenn mindestens ein Tag matched.
Das heisst wenn ein amenity=fuel zB an eine Fläche gebunden ist die früher eingebunden wird (zB landuse=industrial= level10) dann erscheint der "fuel" auch ab level 10 - so er nicht über die Theme eingebremst wird.
Das erklärt warum in der andromaps_HC manche Pois sehr früh auftauchen - in meinen Themes verwende ich kaum zoo-mins um die Karten auch in Wüstengebieten in voller Detailtreue darzustellen...
... da ich eine Menge verschiedener tag-mappings verwende die an die jeweilige Struktur des Landes angepasst sind.

 Beste Grüsse,

Troubles & Questions / Re: Locus Actions crashes APP
« on: December 31, 2013, 14:53:55 »
Hi Menion,

Thanks and a happy new year!

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