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Quote from: balloni55 on June 07, 2015, 19:37:29
QuoteWith new beta
yes, also with this one :-[
the map is loaded, POI´s/geocaches  are visible and on right possition, long click on map display the correct adresslabel

I can confirm those details, too.
No worries, Menion, there is a reason for a beta phase ...

First re. the sqlite map issue: the structure on my (readonly) SD card is:
_world directory, containing:
- Custom Public Transport.sqlitedb (MOBAC map of 1.5 GB I build some time ago)
- WorldOSMLocus.sqlitedb (445 MB from OAM)
- WALT.hdr
- WALT.bil (do not recall where they came from)
- subdirectory world with OruxMapsImages.db and associated xml (thsi one has a strange effect, BTW: the map shows places a number of KMs north of real position)

Now re. the Online map: it is called mapsOnline in the Quick Map Switch and it represents a folder (read/write, internal SD card on Galaxy Note) with a number of maps in it, totalling 380 MB, and Google_Hybrid and Google_Classic being the elephants in the room.
And it produces total chaos_
Level 1: South Africa and Morocco have correct tiles, the rest of Africa and Europe shows a higher level North East Canada map
Level 2: same, but blurred (i.e. simply magnifies the same information)
Level 3: Africa except Morocco and SA OK, MA and SA are correct in shape, but blurred
Level 4: Morocco is fully "moved" to NE Canada
Level 5: Morocco shows Antarctica, while Algeria shows Google Classic, West Africa Google Hybird, and rest of Africa is empty (white)
Level 6: correct maps, but a mix of Hybrid and Classic - but also empty spaces
Level 7: same
Level 8: same
Level 9: same
Level 10: same

I double checked with Pro install, which uses the same maps directories:
L1 - L10: correctly shows Google Hybrid without any gaps (I had downloaded manually before the Morocco vacation)

Stopping one Locus version and starting the other and back again safely reproduces above situation.

Good luck and kind regards

Quote from: menion on June 07, 2015, 18:04:50
With new beta

For me the new beta did not display 4 out of 5 maps (MOBAC map amongst the not working). And the online map mixes Morocco and Canada at level 5
Other features / Re: Offline POI database
May 10, 2015, 22:43:36
And ability to switch off the POI DB. Renaming DB can t be a serious answer here !
should help
You can also fill the Locus SRTM directory on the SD card via PC
OK, I know what you mean. But I enjoy a bit if fun and brainwork on the road. I am not a robot ... :-)
Navigation calculation does not require internet if you use BRouter. My reply refers to your yellow be-aware.

The Navigation article does mention offline routing options, though.
In general: the manual is VERY good stuff!
Weil Asamm für Bandbreite zahlen muss und eine Firma ist. Und Christian OAM als Hobby macht und einen Sponsor für das hosting seiner Maps hat. Eine Institution die breitbandig am Web hängt.
Den Backup Manager habe ich zu diesem Zweck schon benutzt. Ein Gerät der Master, das andere Slave. ABER: ich bin mir nicht sicher, ob der B.M. beim Restore alles platt macht oder einfach nur hinzulädt. Wäre einen kleinen Test wert :-)
Ich denke die SRTM-Daten der Satelliten sind genauer als alles was das Smartphone messen und/oder berechnen kann. GPS ist bzgl. Höhe teilweise ziemlich wild, da habe ich genug Beispiele erlebt. Druckmessung habe ich nie praktiziert, kann aber m.E. nicht mit Radarmessungen konkurrieren, da eine akkurate Normierung fehlt.
Die Funktion Höhe eintragen nutzt SRTM.
Quote from: menion on April 05, 2015, 07:36:03
@michaelbechtold: similar as with points, I'm not convinced about need of "edit" button for tracks, and it's even worst with "Navigate from", sorry

Well, 1000s of users have more use cases than a single person can imagine. And only very few participate in discussions and forums - mostly the same crowd since years; I am using and following Locus closely since years ...

The ability to configure context menues was a great move - and it turns "need" discussions into a religious exercise. Let the users - ANY user, outspoken, vocal or not - decide for themselves.
Use the Free version. Then it worked for me.
Good start, Menion. Now use this momentum to add the edit option to tracks, too, and the Navigate From ... :-)
Yes, and this is why I prefer to have the main directory on internal storage; only mass data like (vector) maps and SRTM on external SD.
Which rings another bell: configurable directories have been a GREAT enhancement. When it comes to SRTM, it is still troublesom: some GB of SRTM sits on external SD are there already, directory points there. Then you go to a new area, where you do not have SRTM yet - guess what ... GRRRR !!
It would make a lot of sense to try external first, if file not there, look at default dir, if not there, offer to download to default (which is writeable, if Locus setup is done smartly).
Some housekeeping (move from default to external SRM) stays a manual job every x weeks, no worries here.