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NMEA log with external GPS problem solved in Well done Menion.
I find the new options for NMEA log also very interesting !
No problem for me. Desire HD + Qstarz 1000X. Everything runs smooth with built-in BT GPS function.
Ok one quick workaround about this... but i should warn that it's for rather experienced IT/GIS users...

It requires the latest version of Global Mapper (12.01), a local webserver and MOBAC... (on OS X Apache comes preinstalled and easy to start thru system preferences, on Windows you can install Xampp).

Open all your Ozi maps in GM (you don't even have to convert the rasters since GM reads both Ozf2 and Ozfx3 formats), GeoTIFFs, ECW and everything you need... You can also import your shapefiles over it and apply the styles you want. Go to projections settings and chose Mercator, WGS84 datum. (you don't really have to do that because OSM export will automatically convert it to Mercator projection, but it's better to preview what the actual map will look like).

Now go to export web formats and choose the OSM Tiles format... if you have one or more shapefile overlays make sure to tick the export vector data checkbox. Choose the maximum scale and the number of smaller scale levels you want to export (if you choose 15 as maximum and 3 levels, it will generate tiles for the following levels of zoom : 13, 14 and 15). Choose a folder and export... the process can be rather long depending on the size of the map...

Now copy those folders in the root of your webserver. Configure a custom OSM map in MOBAC (use the read me file it explains how to edit the settings.xml) for the address give it you local webserver (typically http://localhost/ if you've copied the exported folders directly to the root of your webserver, on OS X Snow Leopard /Library/WebServer/Documents/ ) now open MOBAC, navigate to the aera covered by your map using google or OSM... once you're around it switch to your custom map (of course using the corresponding level of zoom you've exported !) you should see you map... proceed as usual to create the sqlitedb map in MOBAC, make sure to tick all the desired zoom levels (like 13, 14 and 15 in my example)... and You're done.

Of course you can use this method to make really complete and complex maps, like using a 25k for 2 zoom levels 14 or 15, export those 2. Next load a 50k map of the same area and export only the level 13. Load another 100k scale map and export level 12... gather all the 12, 13, 14 and 15 folders and make a single map in MOBAC... you should now see different scale maps in each different zoom levels. Possibilities are huge, but the process is rather complex i agree... anyway i found this a good method of making maps that suits my specific needs.

Implemented / Re: NMEA type export
March 04, 2011, 00:45:59
About the dev version ok i understand... the problem is that i've tested it in the past and i had some glitches, and when i wanted to revert back to the stable version for going on a trip i had to uninstall the dev version in order to reinstall the stable version from the market and i've lost all my preferences... that's a bit of a problem but since there is no other way around i'll deal with it.

About the NMEA feature, works good with internal GPS but it doesn't seem to work with my external BT, everything is checked but it creates no NMEA file in the destination folder. When i switch to internal GPS (after turning off the app) a log file is created and it seems to work. I turn off Locus, delete the nmea logfile, reopen Locus and activate the external GPS, no logfile created.
Tell me if you need to know something more.
Implemented / Re: NMEA type export
March 02, 2011, 23:49:17
Is it possible to have concurrent versions installed on the same phone ? I remember with OziCE on WM i had my stable version installed and a testing version that was called OziCE_dev like this if something wrong happened on the dev version you could just uninstall it without disturbing the actual stable version. Of course both versions shared the same folder with maps, tracks and waypoints...
Ok i've tried the version after the fix and it works great. The "unknow address" popup appears quite instantly on my Desire HD. For me i consider it solved, the offline checkbox was only a suggestion of course without knowing the amount of work behind, if you had to spend more than 5 minutes on this i would really not consider it an issue anymore as the popup loads in about 200ms with your new method so really no big deal at all...
Once again, nice work Menion  :!:
I've just tested in the new version, it crashes the app when i have no active data connexion and i hold tap somewhere on the map... if i use the "report feedback" option with system data is it enough useful for you or do i have to do something else ?
The new orientation view is really good ! Nice update Menion ! Thanks.
Hi... i don't think it deserves a special option in prefs but maybe it could be coupled to the "offline mode" option  in the preferences ? When you enable this option you know that you won't be working with data connexion so locus doesn't try to look for an address... that's just a suggestion.
Implemented / Re: Locking overzoom
February 28, 2011, 01:01:57
I've just seen you've implemented the one step zoom out ! That's brilliant, thanks a lot.
Oh... sorry about that mate ! Thanks !  :oops:
Hi Menion,

Now this is a very specific functionality, i don't know if many people would use it but if it were something "simple" for you to implement i would particularly appreciate it :
When using the "guide on" function, we have the distance to the waypoint that appears along the line, would it be possible to also have the bearing ?
You'll tell me. Thanks.

It will be the same for me... but i will run the tests as soon as i can...

By the way, i've found an interesting tip in some android forum which i don't remember... when going hinking with my old WM6 phone and OziCE, in order to spare the battery at the max, i used the airplane mode to disable the cell radio but i could still enable BT in order to use an external GPS... i havent been able to do that with Android... untill i've found this little hack... all you have to do is to turn off wifi, mobile networks and sync manually (leave only bluetooth active), then go to the phone dialer and type : *#*#4636#*#* (4636 for "INFO") a hidden menu appears, go to "Phone information", scroll down and click the button "Turn off radio" leave the menu with a couple of back key... and there you are, everything turned off and only BT enabled, maximum juice for your trek !... (of course if you have an HTC Desire HD, you'd better try not to have to look a lot at the map, and set the screen brightness to the minimum!)... at the end of the trek, or if you broke your leg in the middle of it, just dial the same code and go back to the button "Turn on radio" to call for help ;-)


Implemented / Re: Locking overzoom
February 24, 2011, 09:55:32
I understand about the memory problem. One step would be good enough, i would make some 25k topo maps appear to their actual scale... if it's not that much trouble to implement, that would be neat. Thanks!
Implemented / Re: Locking overzoom
February 24, 2011, 00:28:25
I'm using this function but actually there is something i don't get... it's possible to zoom in but it's not possible to zoom out... i am missing something or is this feature not implemented ? In this case that would be great to be able to zoom out with the layer locked (sometimes 25k topo maps are digitalized to a 15-10k scale and it's not really easy to get the big picture as such a close level on a small screen.