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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.37.+ ( 18. 3. 2019 )
« on: May 04, 2019, 23:49:39 »
@Viajero Perdido:
(a) Taking your starting view as ZL12/100%, tap on the Zoom Lock button. View is now a magnified version of current zoom, say ZL12/1600%.
(b) Tap the [ + ] or [ - ] buttons and the magnification changes but the zoom is locked at ZL12.
(c) Now tap Zoom Lock to turn it off and display reverts to (say) ZL12/100%.
(d) Next time you tap Zoom Lock you will see the map view magnified by the same percentage as you left it with last in (b) above.
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.37.+ ( 18. 3. 2019 )
« on: May 03, 2019, 12:23:30 »
Regarding label layers and so on, Emux's Cruiser GL on android is a great example of what can be done with a separate text layer. Two finger rotate and perspective view keeps the texts horizontal. It even has an optional 3d building view. The rest of the app isn't a patch on Locus however but as an example of map rendering and routing it's excellent.
It uses Mapsforge maps and themes but (I think) a different rendering engine.


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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.37.+ ( 18. 3. 2019 )
« on: April 30, 2019, 19:40:14 »


I don't know if I understand correctly? The PRO version selects the map theme. The preferences would make no sense if the map theme could not be selected. What would be the prefix "tourism" with a car theme map?
Now that Locus is supporting two parallel sets of themes - for LoMaps/MF3 and for MF4 - selecting a theme is not sufficient as the theme has to be the right type for the current map. Really the map type has to be selected as well. But that presupposes that type of map is available on your device.


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Discussion/New features / Hill shading intensity
« on: April 30, 2019, 11:12:15 »
It seems to me that the hill shading gets increasingly intense at lower zoom levels to the point where it can easily obscure important map details in hilly terrain.
I have two requests
1. Please turn down the volume control at lower zoom levels so the hill shading is more visually consistent
2. Please introduce an intensity control for hill shading in settings


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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.37.+ ( 18. 3. 2019 )
« on: April 27, 2019, 00:19:56 »
As a result of the changed way the new beta deals with scaling maps for devices of different resolution, I've put together new versions of my Mapsforge version 4 compatible themes. They are effectively add-ons to the Voluntary themes. At present they are solely for the beta version and will simply not appear in the list of available themes in the current release, hence I have named them Voluntary Mapsforge beta and Velocity beta.
Download, unzip and add to your Locus themes directory.
Please let me know if they work for you.
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Discussion/New features / Re: Update of map core (2019)
« on: April 21, 2019, 23:13:30 »
My problem with scaling is that if I have adjusted the zoom with two fingers and end up with a display of, say, 75% of a certain zoom level, the text may be quite difficult to read. Tapping the zoom + button goes to the next zoom level, but still at 75% and leaves the text too small because the MF v4 renderer can't scale text (which the Locus renderer can do).


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Discussion/New features / Re: Update of map core (2019)
« on: April 07, 2019, 19:18:48 »
I don't fully agree with Tobias and really don't understand the zooming idea.
For example, when I change from LoMap (or OAM V3) ZL 20 @ 75% to OAM Mapsforge V4 the zoom changes to ZL 18 @ 100% with the map showing the same area. That obviously seriously affects what items are displayed at what map size. Will I need to change all the zoom-min settings in the V4 theme or what?



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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.37.+ ( 18. 3. 2019 )
« on: March 20, 2019, 15:32:41 »
@menion @Andrew Heard
It would appear that this is connected with certain historic data.
- Some tracks show zero distance away when sorted by "nearness" but some do not.
- For some of these "zero distance" tracks, clicking on the mini-map to move to the track's location and display it means that the distances are correct on reopening the tracks screen. However closing the app and reopening it resets distances to zero, as does re-sorting the tracks or moving to current location.
- For others of the "zero distance" tracks, the above has no effect.
I'll email my backup.
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Follow the instructions above the line in the first post. Ignore everything below the horizontal line. There is no need to generate your own routing data as you can download and install the two files you need directly from the two download links given.
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Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
« on: February 17, 2019, 10:52:35 »
Thanks. I hadn't realised that. I've added a comment to the first post to point that out.
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Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
« on: February 15, 2019, 17:38:10 »
New version available in the  first post in this thread.
Summary: Continued improvement in Mapsforge v 4 theme. Better and more specific displays of mountain huts and shelters, especially with Hiking style. Improvement with display of contours, peaks, tunnels, mini roundabouts, toll roads, national borders and more.
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I have just checked in Locus. Using BRouter navigation in Locus, I can choose between Locus profiles (from @poutnikl, I believe) and BRouter profiles. The Locus profiles can be further customised using advanced settings. By experiment, it seems to me that by default the various Locus walking profiles take scenic routes while the built-in BRouter profile takes the shortest route, as @poutnikl says.

In BRouter advanced settings, Locus offers the following relevant profiles, which can be applied to different buttons, along with a choice of icons:
Locus Profiles
- Hiking-Alpine-SAC4
- Hiking-Mountain-SAC3
- Walking-SAC1-SHRP
- Walking
BRouter Profiles
- Shortest

Again, by experiment, it seems that the BRouter standard profile "Shortest" is its standard walking profile.

So Locus can be readily customised to offer a shortest walking route and a pleasant walking route, if one should so desire, as in the setup screen below. For details of how to do this, I refer you to the manual!
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.36.+ ( 30. 1. 2019 )
« on: February 09, 2019, 20:11:49 »
1. I can't find any way to clear the cached images for mapsforge V4 themes. That is to say, I've changed the icon for "ruins" in a theme and the V3 theme displays the new image but the V4 theme doesn't. I've tried clearing the caches within Locus.
Edit:. The beta version displays ok.
2. The latest full and beta versions seem to crash an awful lot in use. Mainly on redrawing the screen on moving our zooming, I think.
3. "Sort tracks by nearest" doesn't work. All my tracks show "0" (in blue). I don't even understand how this is meant to work, compared to "sort by distance" to start and "sort by distance to end". Both those show a valid distance and sort correctly.
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I believe that the background rectangle is not implemented for path text, despite the manual.

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Troubles & Questions / Re: Brouter. Where it disappeared?
« on: January 12, 2019, 16:38:08 »
Did you try running Brouter directly, selecting the Download Manager option and downloading the routing data for the area you are interested in?
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