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Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.12.+ ( 09/2022 )
September 29, 2022, 16:40:11
Thanks Menion, much appreciated.
Is there a log that I could create if it happens again that would help you to narrow down the problem?
Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.12.+ ( 09/2022 )
September 29, 2022, 14:51:40
Thanks for the reply. That feature does sound interesting. Does the new information get stored permanently or just temporarily?
Any idea what could be causing the disappearance of the offline LoPoints or how to get them back?
Since my post in the other thread I have changed my phone, but the problem stayed. As long as I have an internet connection I can use the Online LoPoints instead, but that´s not always the case.

Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.12.+ ( 09/2022 )
September 29, 2022, 09:00:54
the changelog states "automatic loading of fresh info for offline LoPoints" . What is meant by that?
Any chance that it fixes the issue that sometimes prevents the Offline Lopoints from loading (as described here : )?
It seems to happen less often now, but just last week I ran into the issue again.
Suddenly the LoPoints disappear from the map and when you click on "LoPoints (offline)" they don´t come back.
Also the selection doesn´t stick, so when you go back to the "Map-Screen Content" screen the offline LoPoints are not selected anymore. The Online Lopoints can be selected and work.
Restarting the App does not help, but at some point it just starts to work again. I can´t see any pattern for this behaviour.
I was using the "Germany South" map (dated September 2021).

Keep up the good work!

Edit - corrected some typos.
Even with the higher interval setting you might still get zigzags when you are in a building, as the GPS signal can be very poor inside. So you might find that pausing your recording when inside a building will give you the best result.
The only problem is that it's really easy to forget to turn it back on when you leave the building...
Troubles & Questions / Re: Questions about POIs
August 30, 2021, 17:16:26
I'll send you the required Information via PM. I'm not sure if you will be able to reproduce it, as I still can't say what's triggering it. One day they just keep disappearing and the next day it's OK. I Used locus all day today and the POIs worked flawlessly.
Troubles & Questions / Re: Questions about POIs
August 28, 2021, 22:19:57
The problem with the offline POIs not showing on the map (as described in my initial post) is back. I have changed from locus map Pro to locus map 4 and had hoped that that would solve the problem, but it hasn't.
Sometimes the offline POIs (viewpoints, ruins, toilets etc.) just stop loading from one second to the next. I have no idea what's causing it and even worse I have no idea how to get them back.
Restarting locus, restarting the phone, clearing locus app cache, changing the map, turning POIs off and on - nothing has helped so far. Sometimes they are back for a while, just to disappear again.
This has happened on two different Lomaps (Italy and Switzerland).
Online POIs don't seem to be affected, but they are no option when I'm in Switzerland, as roaming is crazy expensive there.
When I actively search for offline POIs (e.g. Supermarkets) it works just fine and they show up on the map.
Any idea on how to get my offline POIs back?
Troubles & Questions / Re: Questions about POIs
August 27, 2021, 22:50:06
The zoom that menion describes works in Locus, but it was new to me too.
I was just confused by his "tap > tap up > tap and hold" description of it. You just have to do a quick double tap and hold at the end of the second tap. You can then swipe up or down for zooming in / out. Actually works pretty well, but my muscle memory still wants to click that zoom button  ;D
I´d also prefer if it would actually load the map whilst zooming to see if I´m in the zoom level that I want. But it only reloads the map once you let go. You´ll see what I mean when you try it out.
Troubles & Questions / Re: Questions about POIs
August 27, 2021, 09:54:25
I can already hide the zoom buttons, if you don´t have that setting you should maybe update locus. I have the same options as with the other map items (vissible, auto-hide, hide).
That´s a good idea, I´ll give the volume buttons a try. 2 finger zoom is activated, but I don´t use it much, as i normally use locus with one hand.
But I can also live with the way things are at the moment. With the size of current smartphones there is plenty of space left for the map.

And maybe at some point there will be a way to customize the GUI a bit. Because I also think that the side panel is unnecessarily wide  ;D But I have it set to auto hide now, so it doesn´t bother me much.
I guess you can never get it right for everyone anyway - a narrower side panel leaves more space for the map, but also makes the buttons harder to hit under certain cricumstances (e.g. when biking).
Troubles & Questions / Re: Questions about POIs
August 25, 2021, 11:59:37
I'll be short
- POI customization: we will see, it depends on other tasks that modify our priorities. I would like to, but ...
Ok, I´ll just wait and see. The current, pre-selected POIs work quite well for me, but sometimes it would be nice to be able to tweak it. Maybe there´ll be a xml file that can be edited instead of an in-App solution?
- problem with overlapping > not sure if we talked about this, but it most probably won't be considered a serious and easily solvable problem, sorry
Now that I´m using Locus Map 4 it´s not as much of a problem, as the POIs can easily be switched off, but with Locus Map Pro I couldn´t find any way of turning POIs off - is it even possible?
- transparency of panels can't be modified
- zoom buttons position can't be changed
- color is based on day/night app theme that may be selected in the app settings
Ah ok, that explains why the buttons where grey when I first used Locus Map 4 (in the evening) and then white the next day. Changed it to dark mode now. Is there a reason why the grey buttons have some transparency and the white ones don´t?
I´d like to be able to modify the transparency and the zoom button position (I did prefer them in the bottom panel, as it left more space for the map), but can totally understand that you can´t make everything customizable.

Keep up the great work and I´m looking forward to the upcoming POI improvements.

Troubles & Questions / Re: Questions about POIs
August 23, 2021, 15:48:00
Hi Menion,
thanks for your reply.
I downloaded Locus Map 4 yesterday to see if the POIs work better compared to Locus Map Pro.
It´s definitely useful that you can now easily turn the POIs off, as they often overlap other writing.
Thanks for posting your roadmap, it´s good to know that the POI system is already being worked on.
I generally prefer using offline data, as it´s more reliable when you are in remote areas or in a country where roaming is expensive and therefor turned off. But I´ll definitely keep an eye on the development of the LoPoints service.
Are there any plans on making it more customizable so that we can choose which POIs we want to see?
Will there be a way of avoiding the current problem that POIs overlap other writing (town names etc.) ?

I also have a couple of questions about the Locus Map 4 GUI - can we adjust the colour and transperency of the GUI panels (top, bottom, side) somehow ? I preferred the more transparent look of Locus Map Pro, but couldn´t find anything in the settings. I´d also prefer to have the zoom buttons back in the bottom panel if that´s possible.
I am really sure that the zoom button and the hold map center button were grey (like the rest) when I installed Locus Map 4 yesterday, but now they are white and have no transperency at all. The only thing I did was to import my latest Locus Map Pro backup. Is this possible or is my memory failing me?

Troubles & Questions / Re: Questions about POIs
August 22, 2021, 14:38:39
Hello Freischneider,
thanks a lot for your reply. I have upvoted the link that you sent me and left a comment.
So if I understand you correctly there is no way at the moment to choose the POIs that are shown on the map? Not even in Locus Map 4?
I´d say that that´s quite a shortcoming for locus and should really be changed.
To answer your question - I am using the latest version of Locus Map Pro (updated it a few days ago).
I had read about the development of Locus Map 4 but never paid any attention to it. Maybe it´s time to download it and have a closer look. The 10€ per year charge is fine by me, I use locus a lot and I´m always amazed by it´s development which is definitely worth supporting.
And maybe the POI bug won´t be present in Locus 4.
Troubles & Questions / Questions about POIs
August 22, 2021, 11:10:05
on my last holiday I used Locus a lot (as always) and came across a few issues with POIs.
On my map (in this case the North Italy LoMaps Map) with the "Hike and Bike" theme I can see certain POIs, depending on the zoom level (Bus Stations, toilets, viewpoints etc.) - see attached screenshot.
These POIs are always visible and not just when I use the point of interest search function. As soon as I scroll around on the map it takes a second and these POIs show up.
I use these POIs a lot, so i definitely want to keep them.
So here are my questions:
1) Where can I decide which POIs I want to see? Let´s say I don´t want to see the train stations, where can I switch that off or switch others on?
2) The POIs often overlap other writing, especially town names (see screenshot). This can be very annyoing, so is it possible to change the layers and have them behind the layer of the town name tags? Or is there a way to easily turn off all POIs to read the tags and then turn them on again?
3) Sometimes (I have not found any pattern yet) locus suddenly stops showing these POIs and I have to completely close locus and start it again to see the POIs again. Sometimes I have to do this repeatedly, before the POIs start showing again. Is this a known bug? It´s a bit annoying, especially when I have a track recording running which I have to stop to close locus completely.
I renamed the shader cache folder and had another look at the map, but the hillshades where still wrong.
Afterwards I had another look at the newly created shader cache folder and the 3 subfolders where there, but empty. So by the looks of it no new cache files were created.
I´m just posting this in case it helps your bug hunt, for me the problem is solved, as I can use the openandro map for now and I´ll just wait for the Locus Map to be fixed too.
Once again I´m amazed by the level of support that this community and the developer delivers!
I just tried Sonnys hgt file and it works like a charm - thanks a lot!
Interestingly enough Locus seems to ignore the hgt file information for the hillshades when using a locus map. With Sonnys hgt file i get the correct hillshades on the openandro map, but not on the locus map.
Is it correct, that the 1" files have a higher resolution than the 3" files (by factor 3), but in return are much larger in filesize (almost factor 10)?
@ Sonny
I actually tried to download the directly to my phone when i got back from the hike (from your DTM Germany 1" v1 folder), but it didn´t show up in the list. I think my phone had a problem to display the google drive content correctly, as it went from N50 straight to N54 in the list, with no N51 Files. I just opened the folder on the computer and all the files are there.
I´ll have a look at the files when i get home and download them on the computer this time instead of trying it on the phone.
Thanks a lot for your reply and for all your hard work to combine the elevation data from all the different sources and most of all for sharing your data with everyone. I´ll make sure to send a donation to you.