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Wishlist / Text to speech for waypoint notification
February 28, 2013, 16:58:18

Presently the waypoint notification settings allow to use a sound or a frequency.

It will be useful to add a text to speech option when the "Notify on distance" option is selected.
The spoken text will be the name of the waypoint.

Example of use:
Can be used to improve the guidance notification when following a complicated or dangerous track.
The user can give as name of the way point the text he wants to hear when approaching this way point.

Thanks and regards
Wishlist / Re: Merging SQL databases
February 28, 2013, 16:34:25
Sherman, hello

Thanks for the advises.

I was not able to get any usable result from GemfTool after several attempts (sometimes it plainly crashes, sometimes it generates a GEMF file with errors, sometimes the file is generated but unreadable by Locus, I could not find a consistent pattern of the software behavior).

What did work:

SQLite command:

insert into target.tiles select * from source.tiles where not exists (select * from target.tiles where (target.tiles.x=source.tiles.x and target.tiles.y=source.tiles.y and target.tiles.z=source.tiles.z))

"target" being the name of the database where the new tiles from the database "source" will be copied.
It is necessary to eliminate the tiles with duplicates x y z, if not the command will come with errors as the combination x y z  constitutes the unique key of the databases.

I used the software SQLite2009 (free for home users) to run the command after opening the "target" database and attaching the "source" database.
I did try the command in other SQlite packages, but it failed (perhaps due to the non-supported type of the image file).
Declined / Re: Selecting voice in guiding mode
February 28, 2013, 13:16:28
Thanks for the answer.
Declined / Selecting voice in guiding mode
February 27, 2013, 12:37:11

In navigation mode it is possible to select one of the voices obtained through one of the topics of the knowledge base.
This works very well in navigation mode.

In guiding mode, I could not find a way to select one of these voices. I am stuck with the only option, text to speach.
Even if in the navigation setting an other voice is selected, I get the "text to speach" voice in guiding mode.
It is also the only option that appears in in the guiding settings.

Am I missing something, or is this a feature ?
In the last case it could be nice to have access to the same voices in guiding mode and in navigation mode, with for example a "choose voice" option available in the "notification settings" of the guiding settings.

Thanks and regards.
Wishlist / Merging SQL databases
February 23, 2013, 20:24:04

Not sure if I have to put this as a wish or as a technical discussion.

Is there any way, within Locus, or using an external application on a PC, to merge 2 SQL database maps ?

I have offline maps A and B as SQL databases within Locus.
They come from the same source, but cover different areas and/or zoom levels.
I want to combine them in a single map, without having to download on line again all the data.

Thanks and regards
It works! :mrgreen:
Very slow server, just a matter to be patient.
Many thanks.
Wishlist / IGN Spain or SIGPAC Spain on line maps
February 21, 2013, 22:24:26

Could it be possible to add the IGN Spain maps (server
I can have them through MOBAC but it will be useful to have them directly on Locus.

The XML file used in MOBAC to get the Spanish IGN maps is below:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<name>IGN - Spain</name>
Thanks and regards