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Der beste Weg ist die Themes als ZIPs z.B. im Download-Folder zu sammeln, dann ein ZIP öffnen und Locus als Handler auswählen.
OAM hat ein Locus-Action-Script, da geht es direkt.
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Fully agree, Andrew.
For the Web Planner, the cost impact is minimal (not so for the 1" downloads, though), so there is no justification to not use it.
"Consistently" (Web Planner versus App) being "wrong" is not a good idea, I think.
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Well, two wrongs do not make one right :-)

I consider it better to have the high quality in the Web Planner - officially announced, incl. the consequences ...
Or, if too many people insist in "wrongs" in the Web Planner, give them a choice (switch).
Just my 2c.
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Themes - Vector maps / Re: Theme "Settler"
April 14, 2023, 00:41:14
I think your test shows that #2 is the reason.
And I agree a settlement should "win" against a river. This is controlled by the theme (and the MapsForge library). Did you check the priorities in the theme? And there is the option to set display=always in the theme (for settlements in this case), to take objects out of the priority game.
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The OAM background from ZL 8 up now is rendered from the March 2023 (Europe: April)edition of Christian's OAM vector maps.

The base theme is now Tobias' current Elevate version 5.2, with my adjustments. The most obvious changes versus the earlier OAM world maps are:
- road numbers have a more intense colour  for better readability
- normal peaks (i.e. beyond the highlighted ones) have a better readability and the letters have a brownish colour to distinguish them from settlements
- volcanos have a dark red marker and letters for easier recognition versus normal peaks

In ZL 13 only 50m contours are shown, because with the finer lines the respective map parts were hardly readable. In adition it saves a total of 8 GB across all maps :-)

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Der OAM-Hintergrund für ZL 8+ ist nun aus Christians März 2023 (Europa: April)-Vektorkarten generiert.

Das Basis-Theme ist jetzt Tobias' aktuelle Version Elevate 5.2, mit meinen Anpassungen. Die sichtbarsten Veränderungen der Darstellung im Vergleich zu früheren OAM-Weltkarten sind:
- Straßen-Nummern haben eine intensivere Farbe und sind dadurch besser lesbar
- normale Berggipfel (d.h. jenseits der hervorgehobenen) sind besser lesbar und die Schrift hat einen bräunlichen Ton um sie von Siedlungen besser unterscheiden zu können
- Vulkane haben eine dunkelrote Markierung und Schrift um sie leichter von normalen Gipfeln unterscheiden zu können

Beim ZL 13 sind nur noch die 50m-Höhenlinien enthalten, weil bei der früheren feineren Abstufung die Karte kaum noch lesbar war. In Summe über alle Karten spart es auch noch 8 GB :-)

Viel Spaß damit
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Quote from: lor74cas on March 20, 2023, 16:34:51@lor74cas
because with the switch to android 13, I can't place them in the folder.

I just tested with x-plore on Android 13: even on EXT SD, this app can write to the private folders of /Android/data.
BTW: 1" alone is not delivering better results per se; only 1" plus LIDAR (Sonny's DTMs) will do.
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Add-ons / Re: OSM data for older Locus version
March 20, 2023, 13:11:52
Quote from: Menion on March 20, 2023, 09:17:07No version of Locus Map supports ".poi" files. As far as I know, OpenAndroMaps provide also ".osm.db" files that should be most probably supported on your device. These files brings support for offline LoPoints and offline address search.
Yes to statement #1, but there is no address data in the OAM osm.db files, only the OSM POIs
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Add-ons / Re: OSM data for older Locus version
March 13, 2023, 09:31:55
PS: I just scrolled through the MOBAC OUTPUT formats: while I do not know all of them, they all smell like raster maps (with different image format outputs and wrappings). But of course Mapsforge INPUT can be processed by MOBAC since many years.
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Fully agree - one text input field only.
However, sometimes there is a reason to restrict scope (latest when you are swamped by the all-in results.
Hence, there should be a expando below the text field, that has all buttons ticked by default, so people CAN restrict at will, in case of need. The buttons may mimick the current list of search sources.
Just my 2c :-)

Quote from: joeloc on March 11, 2023, 15:32:02
Quote from: Žajdlík Josef on March 10, 2023, 10:16:41You will also need to improve search. It should work simultaneously in addresses and points.
I completely agree. Locus search is pure usability horror from last century. A proper search is ONE SINGLE TEXT FIELD that simply searches EVERYTHING at once and shows results as they come in.

Making me decide in advance on where I want to search is just wrong on every level imaginable.
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Correct. In case of OAM maps, the level of detail is higher (contours, if I recall correctly, plus something, on lower zoom levels) for the Alps map(s), compared to Italy whole.
Same is true for Bundesländer versus Germany south/mid/north, and Germany full. The difference between Bundesländer total versus Germany full is one GB, which not only comes from Bundesländer overlaps.
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Troubles & Questions / Re: Sort results
February 13, 2023, 10:47:00
Quote from: Tapio on February 12, 2023, 13:06:34No sorting there at all, a weakness of Locus. Create suggestion @ Helpdesk?

Sorting by distance we enjoy since years, I suppose. Just "search" without any keyword.
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Use the leftmost button to switch to manual planning. Then you can go anywhere. Once your manual route reaches a way that is available in OSM (at the time when the routing data has been extracted), you can switch back to one of the other buttons and let the routing machine do teh work.
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Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.14.+ ( 1/2023 )
January 19, 2023, 15:21:51
Ahh, Auto-Loading. I had a suspicion in that area as well, so I went from all sources to identical source. Assuming that the raster map (which has NO gaps) in a special _split folder would not be the same source as the "ghost" raster map in the /Locus/map folder.
Now I tried "no autoload" and the ghost tiles disappeared.

As the ghost tiles ONLY appear when the overlay is active, there is definitely an error in the respective Locus logic.
With no overlay, I can use any mode of auto load, without having ghost tiles.

Good luck and kind regards
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If raster maps are in one (sub-) folder, they are somehow (I never understood the exact mechanics) treated as one by Locus. But they still show up with their individual names.
Locus team should be able to explain - maybe AFTER Xmas :-)
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