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Other features / Re: Online search
May 19, 2023, 20:33:37
It's a long was to ...

I definitely agree a properly working share fron Google Maps is a must, if the use if the API Service from GM is discarded.

Re. overcrowding and zooming: Locus will hardly have a proper priority of items to show anytime soon. It cannot, I think, hence no criticism.

But Locus already has a smart system to deal with overcrowding (I recently taught it to Inge, whom I brought to Locus some time ago): it's the grouping. As long as there are numbers, pan and zoom.
Just my 2c.
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Navigation shows a failure: the distance to next turn freezes at its initial value, while the voice announcements adapt to the nearing turn.
You can re-calculate, and the story just repeats.
Running latest Beta
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Other features / Re: Online search
May 11, 2023, 13:27:05
@Radim & Jan: did I miss a statement re. my proposal to include Google API search again?

Even the combined power of OSM, Wikipedia and Locus Communities will be able to provide comprehensive results, not in decades. Which is not a criticism of the communities approach, which is the only way once you are offline, e.g.. It's about amending above sources with the power of Google Maps - as an option.
And if this should be a financial burden, you can restrict that option to silver or even gold only.

Or is Google search active under the hood already? (I think not, because some searches failed that would deliver in earlier versions.)

Can you pls. advise?

TXs and cheers

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Other features / Re: Online search
May 10, 2023, 09:31:24
The search we Locus had so far allowed to select the search engine. There should be no step back from that.
In fact, there should be what the Locus search team built so far PLUS the search engine selection (only active when internet connection exists).
Such combines the strengths of the existing with the new functionality.
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Other features / Re: Online search
May 10, 2023, 07:25:43
Tried online search, with disappointing experience, when it comes to results.
Reason: the Locus object repository is way too weak.
Do we have to use Google Maps first, then transfer the results to Locus?
Or did I miss a magic configuration option?
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x-plore, dem man alle Rechte auf Nachfrage gegeben hat (leider jetzt pro Unterverzeichnis von /Android/data), kann auch unter Android 13 Operationen im INTERNEN Speicher ausführen.
Gestern habe ich allerdings gelernt, dass seit Android 13 der Zugriff auf /Android/data auf EXT SD gar nicht mehr funktioniert.
Immerhin ist /Android/media noch zugreifbar.

Wahrscheinlich hat Google zu viele Schwachköpfe von Apple abgeworben ...
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Die Tracks kommen NICHT aus dem Dateisystem, sondern aus tracks.db im Locus-Ordnersystem.
Ich würde ein Backup von vor der Operation einspielen und dann noch einmal importieren, aber ohne Sichtbarkeit.
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Other features / Re: LoMaps + MapsForge V4
April 22, 2023, 15:48:37
When will V4 be generally available, i.e. in app LoMaps downloads deliver V4 maps rather than the old V3?
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See my response in the German thread.
If you had an old LM3 Pro install, maybe with Locus root folder directly on top of the SD card, then a new install of LM4 will not find that, except you have an AFA side load.
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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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