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Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
Yesterday at 21:51:12
The icon highlights are indeed circles drawn under the icons, selecting green for putin as this is a go point for canoing, red for egress as this is a stop point for canoing and yellow for when both are set.

River highlights (as per suggestion) are similar to how the bicycle routes are highlighted using wider lines before drawing them.
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
Yesterday at 01:14:02
Trying out some new icons for rapids, put in, egress and water points...

I think having an option to highlight these icons is useful, as they can be hard to notice otherwise...

Top is normal, bottom is with emphasised rivers and highlighted icons.

Any feedback welcome.
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
July 23, 2024, 00:54:55
Here's the R.Leven example with emphasised waterways. Left is navigable waterways (Rivers, canals, docks, waters etc) and right included streams (or becks as they call them in the lake district).
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
July 22, 2024, 22:33:41
Hi Jef,

Mocked up highlighting waterways, attached. I propose to not highlight ditches, drains or streams, left to right is: all, streams only, none... 

Wondering if streams need highlighting?

Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
July 21, 2024, 22:41:34
Quote from: den def on July 21, 2024, 20:33:43I am using Lomaps

Hmm, you might want to switch to OpenAndroMap maps as they support put-in and egress points. I added circles to highlight where these are: green = put in, red = egress (take out) and cyan = both.

As you can see, lomaps doesn't show these.

Will have to come up with some icons for these.

Wondering how to address your other request of higher contrast for Rivers... is it all waterways? I could add an emphasise outline to all waterways? Or (maybe) change the colour of water (but this might be difficult due to large amount if code involved...)
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
July 21, 2024, 19:10:44
Quote from: den def on July 21, 2024, 13:09:29Maybe have a survey or brainstorm for river users or other water related options.

-a selectable more contrasting outline or darker blue, like emphasising roads would be my priority
-direction of flow, like in your screenshots would also be nice

-possible enter and exit points for canoing, danger zones, rapids, shallow zones, waterfall, hydro powerstations, wind shelters like in Sweden Vindskydd (i have these as personal POI for hiking and canoeing), other
-estimate lines for high and low tides?

Maybe there are other requests from different water users, i believe this could be well appreciated extra selectable options.



Can I ask what map(s) you are using for river activities? The OS Map theme is set up to support LoMap and OpenAndroMap maps, but neither of these have many tags supporting river based activities, e.g. canoe=put_in.

Perhaps they are all covered with whitewater=put_in|egree...
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
July 21, 2024, 13:46:01
Obviously we can only show what tags are supported by the maps...

..and I'd like to keep the style OS map oriented...

Thinking of adding a new category for river symbols with highlighting options etc... Will look at what tags are supported...
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
July 21, 2024, 10:40:50
Quote from: den def on July 21, 2024, 08:57:05I know this theme is focused on hiking, ... But would it be possible to add an option to dash and/or emphasise water elements like rivers, lakes,... With a more contrasting for ewample: dark Blue colour?
Or even dark blue arrows to point in direction of flow?
I prefer to use this with LoMaps
Thank you

Hi Jef,

I'm guessing you're a river user, canoeing etc? I think it would ve a great idea to add support for river usages of the map.

As an experiment I reused the oneway symbol for roads on rivers/streams/canals from zoom level 15 to see what it would look like, see attached screenshots.

There is also support in the tags to indicate rapids, perhaps this would also be useful? Although they don't seem to render for some reason...


The Transport Map is available on the Locus Store, free, but online only. It seems to cover the whole world...
There are no themes for public transport like buses because the maps, both LoMap and OAM, do not include the relevant data for bus routes.

Train, trams and tube lines are included (but not route colour), so they can be shown, and most themes do show them to some extent.

OSM Data does include line colours, so tube and bus  maps are possible, if the data is extracted to a map file for locusmap...

BTW, you can use the online Transport Map to view bus routes in LM, see attached.
Quote from: balloni55 on January 26, 2024, 15:47:07@karlchick
bitte hier nur deutsche Beitäge posten, danke

Tut mir leid, Chrome hat die Übersetzung automatisch durchgeführt, ich habe nicht erkannt, dass dies der deutsche Abschnitt ist.
Some themes will work with both OAM and LoMap maps, e.g. Voluntary and OS map themes.

Note that LoMap maps now support Designation tag, this is a massive improvement for UK LoMaps, where this tag is used to define different types of public rights of way with different access permissions. See attached.

Obviously you need a theme that can display these, the OS Map theme does this.

Another advantage with LoMaps is they have separate hiking/cycle routes, where as OAM only shows the highest priority route when they follow the same overlapping ways.
Maps / Re: New vector maps for Locus - feedback
January 17, 2024, 23:40:55
@voldapet, a few of us themers were asked recently by Andrew Heard if we could display amenity=bicycle_park, i.e. somewhere to park/lock up you bicycle.

Currently this is not included in the LoMap tagmapping. Would it be possible to include it?
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
January 17, 2024, 22:40:04
We can always ask Voldapet and Christian if they would add bicycle parking to the maps. I think OAM would as they promote using OAM for hiking and cycling.
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
January 17, 2024, 12:26:59
As far as a I know, amenity=bicycle_parking tags are not available in either LoMap or OAM maps.

I suspect the Web-based router planners are using OSM map data directly and so show all available tags on the map rendering.

BTW the red P symbol in my theme represents private parking