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Wishlist / Re: Map legend shortcut vor vector maps
October 03, 2023, 22:13:03
The Elements theme links to Elevate.pdf from a lnk file. That works for me in both Locus Classic and Locus v4, so it still is possible. I think that's what you are wanting to achieve so it's probably worth working from there.
My Voluntary and Velocity themes are updated for Lomaps gen 4 and also work with Lomaps gen 3 and OAM maps.
They can be installed into Locus from - use the appropriate Locus quick install button.

@voldapet Yes, they can be added back to Locus Store.
Troubles & Questions / Re: Add LoPoints
September 10, 2023, 15:42:02
What category of Lopoint should it be?
Like @freischneider I strongly recommend OAM maps.
However, for me using Locus classic, Openptmap from Locus store does not work but German OSM and Transport map do.
It is only Openptmap that is not working. Other OSM maps which are available via the Locus store display OK.
The Openptmap website at isn't working, so this is not a Locus fault.
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] Voluntary
August 24, 2023, 18:08:10
Could you give me an example, please?
Any road that is mapped as gravel will have the edges dashed and the central core according to its status. It's hard for the theme to make up for deficiencies in the mapping.

Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] Voluntary
August 16, 2023, 00:53:53
The latest version of the Voluntary theme has been uploaded, with support for cycle super highways, optional emphasised cycleways, improved marking of frontiers and other boundaries.
Thanks for support and helpful suggestions.
Download from
[Edit: Bugfix uploaded 17 August 2023.]
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As best I can recollect:
In Inkscape
- Ungroup everything [Objects]
- Simplify paths until just before the drawing visibly distorts [Path]
- Clean up document [File]
- Save as Plain SVG [File]

In SVGCleaner
- Use defaults

But I don't know which are the key steps. It was just trial and error for me.
Did you not change the SVG engine at some stage? I remember I had trouble in the past making sure my SVG icons were sufficiently simplified to work in Locus. I think that changed at some point, unless I just simplified them myself in Inkscape as a matter of course.
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] Voluntary
August 03, 2023, 00:54:30
Quote from: balloni55 on August 02, 2023, 13:12:44Question, why are the bike paths displayed differently depending on the used map?
I can't check directly on the maps you are looking at but there are various possible reasons
- OAM includes more information about surfaces and accessibility than Lomaps do
- OAM interprets lcn=yes as network=lcn, resulting in more local cycle networks showing than for Lomaps. This is possibly the case in your example.
- OAM does many similar transformations on the data, producing more information in general
- OAM attaches all routes to the highway they follow, meaning it is possible to know if bike and hike routes are running together, for example
- OAM preserves only the route of the highest "importance" of each type (bike, hike, MTB) when several routes run together. Lomaps preserves all routes. The theme then displays the route of the highest importance but if there are several routes of the same importance running together, the selection of which route reference to label it as is effectively random.
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] Voluntary
August 02, 2023, 12:17:57
That cycleway isn't highlighted in the Locus internal theme either. I note that it was last edited 14 days ago and it may be that the map hasn't caught up yet. OAM maps typically are updated monthly.
In Voluntary, the test is simply for highway=cycleway and shared use will not affect it, so I can see no other reason why it's not showing.
Please let me know of any other issues.
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] Voluntary
August 02, 2023, 00:47:15
I've uploaded a new beta with an option in the Cycling style to independently switch on emphasis for cycleways.
Translations are not yet done.
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Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] Voluntary
July 31, 2023, 11:31:50
Some countries have cycle highways or cycle superhighways with limited access junctions etc which will be in the next version of OAM maps. I think those should take precedence over cycleways, but otherwise OK.
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] Voluntary
July 31, 2023, 11:04:14
So, just highway=cycleway, nothing else to make it special?
The surface is not necessarily solid in other countries, so that can't be assumed.
If I add an emphasis like for cycle routes but in a different colour (purple is used for MTB), we have to decide which takes priority, cycle route or cycleway?
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] Voluntary
July 31, 2023, 08:49:14
Hmm. That was something I had not understood. Could you give me a link to the osm data of this cycleway so I can be sure of which tag makes it a special cycleway and needs highlighting. And the location, too, please.
Would highlighting in a different colour help?Does this highlighting need a high priority so that other cycling route colours don't show?