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I'm experimenting in producing more accurate .hgt elevation files compared to the ones downloaded with Locus especially for mountain terrain in Austria.

For example there'e a mountain peak with true elevation=1206 m
The highest peak of this mountain in the original .hgt-file of Locus=1185 m
The highest peak of my new created .hgt-file of this mountain=1206 m

But now the strange thing: When using my new .hgt-file in Locus, the map show me a maximum of 1210 m at the location of the peak. How can this be, since the highest spot in the .hgt file is 1206 m and each point on the map should be <=1206 m?  :o
What method of filter is Locus using to calculate the high at the exact cursor's location out of the elevation-values around this location of .hgt-file?


I usually have the option "Hold map center" on when guiding to a Waypoint or Geocache. But there's the following annoying behaviour:
When opening the infosite of this waypoint and then clicking onto the map-icon on the buttom to return to the map screen, the "Hold map center" is suddenly switched off! (I could alternatively press the "back"-Button of my phone. Here the hold-option is still turned on. But I do not always remember this and just click the more intuitive Locus "map-icon" on the bottom.

A satisfying solution would be: If pressing the "map-icon", jump to the waypoint's coordinates. But keep the "Hold map center" option switched on. Because of that the map would jump to the actual GPS-position after 5 seconds.


I noticed that a few of the Locus-Waypoint icons having a wrong or missleading Hotspot (the pixel that is exactely marking the coordinates an icon's waypoint on the map).

These are the "x"-icon, the ring-icon, and the circle-icon of each color. Their optical hotspot is in the center of these icons. But Locus uses a Pixel at the bottom of these icons as the coordinate hotspot

Look at following example Screenshot:

you can see, there is a difference of about 60 Meters in reality between the center of the icon and the real coordinates of the icon's waypoint indicated by the cross-hair. In extreme cases somebody could by mistake think that the waypoint is somewhere within the parallel street of a town.

Please correct the Hotspots of these icons.

The other Locus icons (arrows and marker-like icons) as well as the Garmin-icons, which having their optical hotspot in their center, are already treated correctly in Locus.

Hi Menion, thanks for your workaround. I tested it, and it works.

But as you said, this workaround is not very convinient if I want to work using OSM-notes regularly. Another problem is, that I have to disable the display of tracks and waypoints each time before I export the notes. Otherwise tracks and waypoints are being exported and later imported as well. And after that switching on display of waypoints and tracks again...  :o

So it would be very useful if you could think of a method to save this OSM-notes with one or two clicks into regular waypoint-folders.  :)


I like the feature of Locus to display OpenStreetMap Notes. I use them to check these notes out in the field and later correct them within Openstreetmap.

But how to save the Notes for offline use before I go out into the field? Not everywhere is mobile Internet available to display the notes around my location. Or even if I'm online, it is just disturbing that already loaded notes get removed from the map when moving the map within Locus. It takes some time if they are loaed and displayed again...

Would be great if we could save Notes for offline use into a Point-folder, maybe like Geocaches could be saved for offline use too.

Hi Menion
oh what a pity. Do you mean it's technically impossible to add another, optional, context menu entry "Navigation apps".

Or alternative to define within settings/Navigation what the prefered Navigation method is? (Locus internal navigation like BRouter etc. or external app like HERE maps). So each time I click onto the "Navigate to" icon, the prefered Navigation method is used?

Open a point's detail page. At the bottom there are 4 icons to click at: map, guide, puzzle, arrow


I want to quickly start my own offline Navigation App ("HERE Maps") when clicking at a point's context menu. Right now when clicking onto "Navigate to" just the internal Locus-Navigation screen is openend. But I don't want to use these Locus powered Navigation methods, just open the "HERE Maps"-App out of the context menu.

Right now I just can start these app with several additional clicks, which is of course tedious:

- click on point
- click on the left side of point's popup-window
- click onto "puzzle" icon
- click onto "Map apps"
- click onto "Navigation apps"

=> now "HERE Maps" starts with the point's coordinates as Finish of the Route.


Right after recording a track, I save it and export it as .GPX-file into a folder of my phone, which runs Android 6.
After that I'm connecting the phone to a PC, using USB cable, for copying the trackfile to my PC.

Now the problem: When opening the phone's export folder within my PC's file explorer, I don't see the exported .GPX-track file to copy it to my PC.  :-\

Each time I've to reboot my phone first, before my PC sees this new exported file on my phone.
Or another method I found out: if I copy the exported file with a *file browser on my phone* into another folder on my phone, I could see this copied file on my PC immediately too.
Both methods are of course not ideal and a pain.

Does anybody have the same problem when exporting tracks and right after that connecting the phone to a PC using USB-cable? Any possible solution to prevent to reboot my phone each time I want to copy a track to my PC?

Troubles & Questions / Re: Images of deleted Track points not deleted
« on: February 16, 2016, 15:47:21 »
I just found the slightly hidden option: Settings/Miscellaneous/Clear tempory data/Unused attachments which finally deleted these Images.

I'm sure, not many Locus user know about this option. So what do you think about my idea of deleting them when deleting the track? Or at least run "clear data/Unused attachments" within a certain time period (each 1 or 2 months) or when the attachments reach a certain file size?

The same would be an idea for the Cache of online maps, which also could get very large after some months.

Troubles & Questions / Images of deleted Track points not deleted
« on: February 16, 2016, 15:30:35 »

When recording a Track I often add points with Photo or Video Attachment. After deleting the track I expected Locus to delete these Media attachements too. But they are still there in the folder Locus/data/media and fill up the memory of my phone.

Could Locus please delete these media files too when deleting the track they belong to?

Very good, just received the update. I should have waited another 2 hours ;)


since about some week I've got the following problem: When switching to an offline raster map, the current zoom-level is lost and the raster map is displayed in its minimum zoom level.

For example I'm working in zoom level 15 and switching to the raster map. It is displayd now with Zoom level 6 and I've to zoom in severl times to have same view angle as I had with the the former map.

This problem is just when switching to raster maps. When switching to offline Vector map or Online map, the zoom level stays the same.

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