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Troubles & Questions / Re: How to change icons in upper bar ??
« on: August 10, 2013, 12:54:48 »
Quote from: "menion"
funny discussion .. where is point? Settings a panel is simple .. all buttons that are already visible on top or right panel, cannot be added twice!! So if you want a compass at top and this button is already at right panel, you firstly need to remove it from right panel.
I worked that out, and I can understand why, but it wasn't obvious to me at first.

Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Themes] V-Scale
« on: August 09, 2013, 16:17:51 »
Quote from: "voldapet"
do have any example (coordinates) for Locus internal themes, please? I’ve checked your example with major power lines and they seem OK for internal theme with England map.
At N 52°10.877' W 01°00.130' the minor ticks (blobs) disappear at zoom 20 and above, and the major ticks disappear at zoom 22 (using internal Hiking theme and England map).
Exactly what happens seems to depend on the tile (probably not the orientation of the power line as I first thought) but for most tiles, the minor ticks (blobs) disappear at zoom 22. For example, at zoom 20 at N 52°11.244' W 01°00.538' (where tiles seem to join) the minor ticks are visible on the portion of the power line to the NW, but not to the SE at zoom 20. At that location, at zoom 22, minor ticks disappear on the NW section of the power line and both major and minor ticks disappear on the SE section.
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Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Themes] V-Scale
« on: August 09, 2013, 10:53:11 »
The points illustrated above are: N 52° 10.877' W 01° 00.129' and N 52° 10.574' W 00° 59.969'

The similar problem occurs with the Locus England map and the Locus built in Hiking & Cycling themes, which display major power lines (though I initially thought they did not).

Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Themes] V-Scale
« on: August 09, 2013, 09:01:04 »
I've posted a message about a display bug which shows up on high zooms with power lines here: http://

I edited the power lines section as a workaround:
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      <!-- power lines  -->
       <rule e="way" k="power" v="*">
          <rule e="way" k="power" v="line" zoom-max="16">
             <line stroke="#799079" stroke-width="1.2" stroke-dasharray="3,44" stroke-linecap="butt" />
             <line stroke="#799079" stroke-width="0.2" stroke-dasharray="3,7,30,7" stroke-linecap="butt" />
          <rule e="way" k="power" v="line" zoom-min="17" zoom-max="19">
             <line stroke="#799079" stroke-width="0.8" stroke-dasharray="6,65" stroke-linecap="butt" />
             <line stroke="#799079" stroke-width="0.2" stroke-dasharray="6,10,45,10" stroke-linecap="butt" />
          <rule e="way" k="power" v="line" zoom-min="20">
             <line stroke="#799079" stroke-width="0.6" stroke-dasharray="9,88" stroke-linecap="butt" />
             <line stroke="#799079" stroke-width="0.2" stroke-dasharray="9,14,60,14" stroke-linecap="butt" />
          <rule e="way" k="power" v="minor_line" zoom-max="16">
             <line stroke="#799079" stroke-width="1.0" stroke-dasharray="3,32" stroke-linecap="butt" />
             <line stroke="#799079" stroke-width="0.15" stroke-dasharray="3,6,4,4,4,4,4,6" stroke-linecap="butt" />
          <rule e="way" k="power" v="minor_line" zoom-min="17" zoom-max="19">
             <line stroke="#799079" stroke-width="0.7" stroke-dasharray="6,48" stroke-linecap="butt" />
             <line stroke="#799079" stroke-width="0.15" stroke-dasharray="6,9,6,6,6,6,6,9" stroke-linecap="butt" />
          <rule e="way" k="power" v="minor_line" zoom-min="20">
             <line stroke="#799079" stroke-width="0.5" stroke-dasharray="9,64" stroke-linecap="butt" />
             <line stroke="#799079" stroke-width="0.15" stroke-dasharray="9,12,8,8,8,8,8,12" stroke-linecap="butt" />

I don't know if you class this as a display bug, but on vector maps, short elements of dotted lines may disappear for certain angles at high zoom. For example, using a V-Scale theme to display OpenAndromaps Great Britain map, the short elements of power lines disappear on sections where the lines run close to 45 degrees. I know this is not a Locus built-in theme nor a Locus Store map, that's why I am slightly hesitant about flagging it here - but as far as I can see it is a display bug in Locus. [attachment=1:k2pnprjp]2013-08-07 23.06.56.jpg[/attachment:k2pnprjp][attachment=0:k2pnprjp]2013-08-07 23.05.56.jpg[/attachment:k2pnprjp]

Edit: The points illustrated above are: N 52° 10.877' W 01° 00.129' and N 52° 10.574' W 00° 59.969'. A similar problem occurs with the Locus England map and Locus built-in Hiking & Cycling themes, which display major power lines, though I initially thought they did not.

Quote from: "menion"
And about new offline pois ... Which points are displayed depend just on vector theme. So if you select theme where aren't gas stations, you'll not see gas stations ...
So, if the map and the poi file have the same name, so the the pois are displayed automatically, I am meant to get gas stations twice - once from the map & theme and once from the database?
Also [bug], the database poi symbols are not scaled when the vector map is scaled.

Maps / Re: Need Help 4 Vector Maps
« on: August 02, 2013, 17:04:28 »
Whatever kech61 has done for his server, it didn't work properly for me, and it was only after I cleared the browser cache and restarted that I managed to get the latest map on download. (And yes, I also cleared the download folder.) This happened more than once for me, and on more than one updated map, so I know it's true!

Maps / Re: Need Help 4 Vector Maps
« on: August 01, 2013, 16:28:25 »
Quote from: "loc-us"
i had downloaded the vector-maps a different times and always the same problem.
Have you cleared your browser cache and restarted the browser? It may be obvious but it's caught me out before now.

Maps / Re: Need Help 4 Vector Maps
« on: July 31, 2013, 10:01:35 »
I have had a similar problem with a vector map, which was resolved by re-downloading. It appeared that the process of downloading the map to a PC and then uploading to my phone had not gone smoothly.
The xml files are themes designed for oruxmaps. There are better ones for locus.

I like the "world map". Is there any possibility of applying a custom theme to it? All the road colours change when I zoom out (though it's not the worst thing in the world and I could live with it!)

Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Themes] Voluntary bundle
« on: July 24, 2013, 18:13:40 »
Updated with more items being shown, and some speed and display enhancements.
[Edit] Re-uploaded as access=no didn't mean what I thought it did.
[Edit 2] Re-uploaded with improvements to mountain peak name and elevation positioning

Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Themes] Voluntary bundle
« on: March 27, 2013, 09:35:55 »
I have updated the first post with a new version of the themes which now show hiking and cycle routes on the latest Locus maps as well as with the OpenAndroMaps.
The new Locus maps also show windmills, gates, orchards, pylons in these themes.

Themes - Vector maps / [Theme] Voluntary UK
« on: March 04, 2013, 18:22:01 »
The Voluntary UK theme is designed for clarity of display. Its colours are based on UK Ordnance Survey conventions and will be fairly familiar to British users. Even if you are not British, the colours and styles will probably work well for you. It automatically scales for devices with displays of different resolutions and symbols enlarge smoothly for higher zoom levels. The zoom levels at which various features appear has been adjusted to provide optimal information and reduce unwanted clutter.

You can choose Hiking, Cycle, City, Multi, Yellow or Transparent style when you select the Voluntary UK theme.

The styles take advantage of switchable options. Display of hiking, cycle and mountain bike routes can now be switched on or off, as can highlighting for each of them. The number of options shown is relatively limited to aid ease of use. Cycling, Hiking, City and Road styles function almost as presets with a limited range of tailored options. Within these particular styles the display is subtly tailored to its purpose: for example, Road displays junction and road numbers better; Cycling has a better display of cycle routes. Multi, Transparent and Yellow have a fuller (but manageable) range of options. Locus remembers the settings of the options for each style.

The City style is aimed at use in large cities such as London and has a less cluttered (and slightly faster) display at low zoom levels. Colours in the Yellow theme are more muted and are aimed at use with overlays in Locus Pro.

1. Voluntary (Mapsforge version) | 2. Velocity (Locus version)

A "Transparent" style turns off the map background and enables use of a vector map as an overlay on top of a satellite image in Locus Pro. This requires the use of "src atop" blend mode for the overlay map. Similarly the "background" checkbox in the Yellow style can be used to achieve the same effect.

Generally, blue dashes are cycle ways, green dashes represent dual use both on bike and on foot (bridle paths in the UK), and brown shorter dashes use on foot only. Blue blobs are cycle routes, green blobs are hiking routes. Mountainbike trails are shown by violet blobs. Cycle routes are also indicated by blue dashes on the roads. Hiking, cycle and mountainbike routes can be emphasised by selectable overlays.

The theme is designed to work well with both LoMaps from Locus Store and maps from OpenAndroMaps. Footpaths, bridleways and cycleways are indicated on the map by dashed lines where they follow the path of a mapped track or pedestrian way if the map supports it (currently OpenAndroMaps).  Also on maps from OpenAndroMaps, blue dashes on roads are either cycle routes or roads with cycle tracks alongside, while shorter blue dashes on roads show cycle lanes in the road.

The Locus package includes a version that works with Mapsforge v4+ (Multilingual) maps from OpenAndroMaps. This theme only appears when a Mapsforge v4+ map is selected.

Also included in both zip files is the visually-similar Velocity theme for a simpler display with much faster drawing.   

The package is available in two versions, one for Locus maps and the other for Cruiser, Orux Maps, etc.

The Locus version of this theme can be installed easily from the Locus Store in the app. Go to Locus Store > By Usage / Graphic  / Themes - Vector Maps and scroll down to Locus Community / Voluntary UK theme. Alternatively, download Voluntary, below.

For Cruiser , Orux Maps, etc., download, below.. 

From time to time I will update these themes (and reset the download count). The latest version is always in this post.

Direct link to full resolution key (Locus version):
Direct link to full resolution key (other apps):

The themes themselves are in the zip files attached to this post, below. You need to be logged in to this forum to see and download them.

Updated to show hiking and cycling routes at lower zooms in the respective styles and to improve the rendering of unpaved roads; bugfix version released and download count reset 09 May 2020

Maps / Re: Usable map of Ireland?
« on: February 27, 2013, 10:14:01 »
There are good maps here: but I don't know if there is any way they can be made available for Locus.

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