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Wishlist / Add link to App and shortcut please
December 21, 2012, 04:59:41
Can you expand the "Add link to App" option to include application shortcuts too please?
Maps / Re: KML convert to vector map
July 10, 2012, 22:18:59
I understand there is no easy solution to this otherwise I would have found it in the 6+ hours or research/reading I have done. This is why I am saying that the developer should take a look. There are so many resources for trails/tracks, POIs in  KML, GPX, etc files on the internet and your average user has no idea how to deal with these formats. I am technical and creative but could not come up with a reasonable solution and finally gave up. If Locuas and read KML, GPX, vector maps why not built a "render map from KML/GPX" option? Just seems like this would make the software all that more user friendly for non technical people and would be of great value. I wouldn't suggest this but more and more organizations/states/counties are providing downloads but it becomes a technical challenge to these downloads.

Please consider it...
Maps / Re: KML convert to vector map
June 29, 2012, 17:22:20
It really surprises me that no one or the developer has not addressed this need yet. There are a lot of states/counties that are providing GPX or KML downloads with tracks of public trails. These often cover large areas and Locus simply can't efficiently handle the size. The application clearly can already read and understand these tracks so all we need a way to "render" it into an image or vector map for overlay. I here the argument that you should filter the tracks but that can be a lot of work to break it out in to many different files for import and it would be nice to be able to see everything at once on the screen. I have been dealing with this for years and have split out files. The truth is that many people would be challenged to split out a file like this. A person should be able to browse to a website and download the file directly on the phone then import and render it without using a computer.

All the props to the developer! Locus is really an amazing GPS application and I have long since dumped my Garmins but beg you to please add some better support for needs like this. Even the ability to read Garmin IMG files would be huge as there are lots tools available to convert about any format to the Garmin IMG format. IMO, this is about the only thing Locus is missing other then multiple device sync/realtime linking which is a long outstanding request of mine. Support for large GPX/KML and/or IMG files is howerver leaps and bounds more important then the multiple device sync/linking.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give this some thought. Heck, I'll donate $50 to get this feature!
Maps / KML convert to vector map
June 27, 2012, 22:42:48
I have really large KML (15MB) file that when I import into Locus it gets VERY VERY slow and I have a GNex (dual core) phone. I'd like to convert the paths in the KML to a vector map or looking for other suggestions to make this usable. I have spent several hours looking for options and have come up with basically nothing. I hope someone can offer some advise...

Thanks much,
Declined / Re: Track highlight color
November 30, 2011, 15:22:33
You say when selecting it but I have that if I simply move the screen around and when ever the cursor goes over the track it gets highlighted. The problem is that if you are traveling down the same track it will always be highlighted since the cursor will be over. Furthermore, I generally make my imported tracks YELLOW so they stand out on top of a sat map (generally GREEN) but then when it get highlighted it turns blue. At very least we should be able to control the color of the highlight. If the highlight was a broken/dotted line that might help but right now that way it is does not work very well at all IMO.

Under review / Re: Self adjusting zoom
November 30, 2011, 01:05:48
I could see using this option!
Under review / Hide/view all tracks quick button
November 30, 2011, 01:01:07
Sometimes I want to be able to see under a track at a quick glance. Would be really nice if I could add a button to the side bar that would toggle track visibility (all tracks on/all tracks off). Leaving the map screen to do this simply will not work for this purpose.

Declined / Track highlight color
November 30, 2011, 00:58:06
Is there a way to disable the track highlight color. Here is an example of what I am talking about. Say I import a bunch of track and set them to be yellow and visible on the map. When the center cursor is on top of a track it adds a blue highlight. I'm guessing the highlight is 3px or so wide cause I can still see the yellow (5px wide) but this is VERY annoying. If I can't get rid of it maybe having the ability to set the color would be fine as I can set it to yellow although I may have different tracks in different colors so a transparent option would be best. Sorry if I overlooked this but I have spend a lot of time in the settings trying to disable or set the color with no luck.

Implemented / Re: GPS status more visible
November 21, 2011, 20:49:17
Nice, I like it!!
Implemented / Re: Get rid of "GPS disabled" on exit
November 09, 2011, 21:07:30
I'd also like to see this removed! It's VERY annoying when going in and out of the app. I believe Menion said it's a bug and will fix it soon.
Troubles & Questions / GPS enabled/disabled popup
November 01, 2011, 15:20:26
I have tried all the options in the settings. Don't disable GPS when hidden, do and don't enable GPS when opening. But I get a pop up stating the GPS is enabled everytime I open the app or even bringing it to the front. When going to the home screen (hidding Locus) I get the GPs is disabled although if I check the Android settings the GPS is actually enabled. Sometimes I am going in and out of the app often and really don't like these pops. Is there a way to disable or hide these messages?
Troubles & Questions / Re: Share option
November 01, 2011, 14:59:50
Ok, the developer of AndFTP update the app so it shows up in all Share popups but it does not work for "Share map center" because Locus is not sharing a file but just some coordinates. The odd thing is if I use the bluetooth option the file shows up as an html (at least it did the last time I tried a while back). Not sure what the best option is here... Just trying to figure out a good way to easily share center of screen, POIs, tracks between copies of Locus. AndFTP and a Locus auto import (hopefully a future feature) could work great as I can setup a local ftp server to what ever directory I want (auto import one) and the AndFTP app can share a pre-specified ftp connection via the Share popup.

Let me know what you think...
Implemented / Re: Embedded pictures
November 01, 2011, 14:50:52
Ok, the import works great... Thanks for the update on the image sizes!
Implemented / Re: Embedded pictures
October 31, 2011, 22:39:53
I have a couple recommendations/requests for this if you want to hear them...

1. It would be nice if didn't have to go through the entire search process everytime. Frankly I would like the icons to always be populated on the screen, maybe hide/show them via a option like "layers" in google maps.

2. Make the thumbnail images a lot larger. There is a lot of screen space to work with and the thumbnails are tiny. Would also be nice if when a list of images is presented the list could be displayed with thumbnails and name instead of just the name or even just the thumbnails as the image names generally mean nothing assuming the pictures were taken with the camera on the phone and were not re-named (most common).

Thanks for listening! Absolutely awesome software!
Implemented / Re: Embedded pictures
October 31, 2011, 21:34:32
Sweet, didn't even realize that was there. Exactly what I was thinking!