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SQLiteDB map file contain 4 zooms of whole Czech and Slovakia. Download, extract from RAR file and copy into maps directory!

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Troubles & Questions / Re: Icons for POIs
December 05, 2010, 13:28:49
ah, now i understand ...
- it's prepared to send multiple cache at once from c:geo! depends only on carnero (author of c:geo), if he implements this feature or not.

- about settings correct icons to imported geocache, this has one problem. I want to be as legal as possible. Icons I'm using are free even for commercial projects so I can use them. Icons from groundspeak aren't.
- so If I can find any icons that represents geocaches, and will be free even for commercial projects (I want to create Locus free with advertisement, and payed for a symbolic fee without), I should do this feature and assign geocache icons automatically to correct caches! But I'm not a graphics, so ... any tips? :)
Troubles & Questions / Re: Icons for POIs
December 05, 2010, 09:40:05
  I'm not sure if I fully understand your question ...

when using Locus together with c:geo, c:geo sends together with cache name and coordinates, also icon, so when you press on cache in c:geo "show on external map", cache is shown on Locus map together with correct icon. So I don't know where is by you, not show correct geocaching icons.
Troubles & Questions / Re: Format of POI file
December 03, 2010, 06:02:10
  I'm using as much as I know ...
  so, if you have in your gpx file any tags that you mean, are not used in Locus, send me on email sample file with some description which tags are missing and I'm sure that I will do something with it ;)
Implemented / Re: Move to SD card
December 01, 2010, 20:39:59
done, will be in next release

I don't know that is so simple to enable it ... as I tested, it reduce size of Locus in main memory from 2MB to 1MB, so at least something
Implemented / Re: "starred locations" or waypoints
December 01, 2010, 20:31:30
this is done,
  not as easy as could be!

  now you have to go do data -> points -> add -> map centre ...

  if I have any idea how to simple this process, I'll do it :)
Implemented / Re: Move to SD card
December 01, 2010, 06:02:14
  I already forgot on this. Thanks, believe that this will be added ...
Troubles & Questions / Re: Format of POI file
December 01, 2010, 05:55:37
  format used for POI holding is SQLite database. Would you like to know format of this? If you have kml or gps files, you should import them directly. If you want to attach existing database in SQLite format, this is not simple to do. But I should write some manual if you really need :) Let me know what exactly do you want ...
Implemented / Re: Keep screen on
December 01, 2010, 05:52:40
  if you go to 'Menu->Settings->Global->Highlight still enabled ... there you can choose this behaviour ...
Implemented / Re: Purge cache
November 30, 2010, 06:48:54
  currently all maps are cached by little stupid mechanism into one directory on card. I want to cache them separately into database so when this will be done, I'll keep in mind your request and probably will do it. Currently it's not easy to create.
Bin / [FAQ]
November 29, 2010, 15:14:09
Update 9.11.2012

TOPIC OUTDATED (moved to bin)

    • New (unpublished) application builds? - here!
    • Manual? - yes, I wrote some texts, here (nice in mobile browser)

  • QUESTION - Why so many permissions?
    Just read this - //

  • QUESTION - I have a problem, what to do?
    First request - don't give a negative commentary on market or low stars. If problematic feature worked and now not, it should work again. If you want to use Locus and want to repair this issue, you should
    • check this discussions, if your problem is not already solved
    • create new topic with your issue here, and hope that some kind soul find solution
    • send me crash log from "locus/logs" directory on locus(@) email
    • describe me your problem on same email as above
    and I'm sure we find solution. Negative rating sends application between trash, and my taste to work also. Thanks.

  • QUESTION - How to create maps on computer?
    Just read this - //

  • QUESTION - How can I use my own very nice icons?
    Just read this - //

  • QUESTION - I like my old OziExplorer maps, can I use them?
    Just read this - //

  • QUESTION - I'm an developer, how can I send points to show on Locus?
    Just read this - //

  • QUESTION - Why basic map initialization takes so long?
    When I change format of initialized files or you just create new map or add your custom, application need to create some configuration files. Time needed for creating is based on type of map

    • TAR maps - create bounding box of map. More time takes initializing map tiles directory. I have to find every tile and cache his byte[] position if file. Then I should load this tile directly without moving through whole file. This takes really long time ..

    • SQL maps - also bounding box and also numbers of available zooms. SQLiteDB format is little weird, so I have to go through whole database and find unique zoom numbers. For this I use this "SELECT DISTINCT z FROM table_tiles" ... which on big map files takes soooo long ...

     so, take excuse from me, but this initialization is really needed. On second side, thanks to it, maps are really fast and next starts are fast too. About frequency of configuration file changes - I really don't like to do this, so as I know, file changed in version 0.4.0 and now in 0.6.10. And I hope that this is enough for a long time.

  • PROBLEM - Tar compression error - maps cannot be downloaded and compressed
    This error is mystery for me. Sometimes someone write me about this. On my phone this never happen - unfortunately. But solution is to delete whole cache directory. You will loose map that is currently downloading, your cached Online maps and some cached indexed files. But I believe, that then all will be working fine...
Current manual for Custom online maps support in Locus is moved on WIKI page ... nline_maps
option to hide red cross added to settings ;)

  on screen then remain only small black circle as center indicator. This circle is required for example for saving points (save map center).

Implemented / Re: MAP UPDATE
November 28, 2010, 09:43:38
  no it's not possible. Due to actual map format (TAR files), it's not so easy to edit directly those files. I don't think that this is much useful function ...

  i also think about using another (or more) map formats. Maybe SQLite database in one of existing formats. This should allow to download or later edit downloaded maps or merge parts into one map. But as I said ... maybe and if, then later. This is not a priority

  about zoom in: this also exist!! try lock button on map screen, this allow you to zoom in, in one map layer up to five times!
Troubles & Questions / Icons for POIs
November 27, 2010, 17:46:20
So, also question from me ...

currently I'm using few icons from //

I thing they're really nice, they also not force me to set application as open source (which I'm not a big fan). But ... there's lot of icons and I cannot choose which are rights. All of them is just too much ...

So, place for you to choose and say me which icons you want or miss in application, if you want to sort them to any categories or if have any other source of nice map icons for free use. I'm not a graphics co it's impossible for me to create special icons for Locus ...

I'll be very glad for your opinion