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Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
December 07, 2023, 13:39:56
Quote from: Lettm on December 07, 2023, 12:13:46I've downloaded their beta version as well and note their experimental VTM display does not work with your theme.  It used to blue screen completely until their last update, now if it can't load a theme it reverts back to a default theme.  The viewer does work with John Campbell's Voluntary theme.   

Thanks for the Thanks, I'm glad you like the theme, I initially made it for my own purpose, same reasons as you. I too am a software developer although mostly work on system architectures and defining our company's MBSE approach these days.

Have you tried the draft versions posted in earlier posts? I found an issue with case sensitive file names that caused issues.

Another potential issue might be some the svg files used for icons are not necessarily 100% compatible tiny svg format. Locusmap copes well usually. I'm using Inkscape to create them but sometimes have to manually tidy them up or change the point types...

I noticed that LM4 now rotates builtin symbols, but not there symbols. Would be a co feature if LM could rotate text and symbols on maps.
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
December 06, 2023, 15:54:43
John, the black line under the bridleway is not black dashes, but the outline of a park, see attached.

It's just that the bridleway is followed/sharing the same ways points as the boundary of the park.

I'll have a look at if I want to outline parks or not...
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
December 06, 2023, 14:21:13
Thanks twoten, perhaps you can provide coord for an example that I can check?

@john, thanks, clearly I didn't do a thorough enough check and only fixed one example... I will check again, sorry.

The black dashes are always drawn and then overdrawn by the PROW. I changed the size of the dashes, bur must have some black dashes in the old size somewhere...
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
December 06, 2023, 00:19:02
I've uploaded a copy of the theme with the colour icons added to the menus. Wondering if you find it an improvement or not. I'm going to try it out for a bit and then revert to no icons and see if I miss them.

    OS Map v20231203

No other changes since Draft1, but will appreciate any feedback on whether you think this is useful... Karl.
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
December 04, 2023, 22:20:50
Quote from: twoten on December 04, 2023, 18:27:32What happens if you don't group them?

Nothing, I just added the icons to the existing menu, I thought perhaps it might make it quicker to locate options in the list by colour.

Attached is a slight improvement? 

🟢 hiking options (25k PROW colour)
🟠 cycling options (25k circle colour)
🟣 mtb bike options (25k circle colour)
🟤 urban options (urban area colour)
⚪ road options
⚫ non-OS options
🔆 = highlight/emphasise options
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
December 04, 2023, 22:18:15
Quote from: twoten on December 04, 2023, 18:27:32Some of the footpaths that run alongside some minor roads are marked as a dotted line where they're not shown on the  Ordnance Survey maps. Is it possible to deselect these without affecting other public footpaths?

By dotted I suspect you mean thinner black dashes? These are footpaths that are classified as accessible to the public. But not defined (or assumed) as PROW.

In theory, according to the OSM tagging rules, you should be able to use these footpaths, but clearly you should observe local signage.

OS maps do show some of these as black dashes too, or very often as dashed tracks or indistinct dashed lines next to other boundary features.

It is possible to add a option "show non-PROW paths" if you wanted to untick it remove then. Not sure it's worth having... is there a particular reason to remove them? I'd hazard a guess at lots of urban pathways cluttering up the map?

One thing the consider is that quite a few paths exist but are not yet tagged with designation tag, and many paths in the UK are ancient rights of way that are not registered and may be lost. The UK government are trying to impose a deadline to get them registered or lost forever. Deadline was 2026, now moved to 2031. There is an online map of potential missing footpaths, can't find it at the moment..., but if a footpath is not registered but in regular use it could be registered as a PROW. Footpaths like this should/could exist in OSM as we are supposed to map what is visible on the ground... so rather than remove these from the map, how about checking if they are lost PROW and getting the registered?
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
December 04, 2023, 16:47:00
I'm considering adding some unicode icons to the overlay menus to help visually group similar options together. 

What do you think of the attached example?

TBH, I was struggling to find useful symbols for the lower down options... may change them to colours instead...
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] Tapiola
December 04, 2023, 01:48:56
Hi Tapio,

I am wondering how in your theme you get icons to appear in the stylemenu?

Attached is comparison of mine and all other themes vs your theme.

Would love to be able to use icons too...

UPDATE, I figured it out, you're using unicodes. So limited to what is built in...
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
December 03, 2023, 22:51:02
Had a busy evening, managed to draft fixes for all the issues reported so far.

I've loaded a draft version with fixes here:

    OS Map v20231203

I've not updated the legends or release notes yet, will do that for a proper release.

Changes made are:
- reduced heavy pylons at high zoom levels.
- fixed issues causing Oruxmap to not display many elements correctly.
- added option enabled by default "show symbols earlier" to allow reduced clutter in cities.
- fixed dynamic view of footpath dashes green/black out of sync
- moved surface highlights to below the highways to avoid obscuring the surface texture and street names.

BTW, the issue with Oruxmaps was down to case sensitivity of filenames in theme vs actual filenames. Seems Windows likes to capitalise the first letter by default. Have renamed all files to lowercase now.

Please try out the new draft and I'll all be very grateful of any feedback, thanks in advance.
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
December 03, 2023, 17:20:13
Thank you everyone for feedback and bugs found so far, I very much appreciate it and will work on these to get a fixed release out ASAP. Attached is my fix list so far.
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
December 03, 2023, 17:14:11
Quote from: john_percy on December 03, 2023, 17:07:11When accessible footpaths is off, Landranger doesn't show all the paths that Dynamic does at zooms where the Landranger style is used.
When accessible paths is off, Explorer shows paths as black dashes which are replaced by green dashes when accessible paths is turned on.

This is correct behaviour, Landranger maps only show PROW and not other footpaths. If you select accessible or designated path then what is assumed to be a PROW is widened to include these too, although they will not be highlighted as PROW if they are not designated using designation tag...

Note: Landranger theme uses black dashes for cycleways, bit of a compromise as original OS maps don't show cycleways but if the cycleway is a visible track they are often shown as vague black dashed lines alongside other features...

Hope that's not too confusing...
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
December 03, 2023, 16:46:25
Thanks John, it seems to relate to when "accessible paths" option is used. Found, I made the dashes larger but missed some for this option. It starts to get difficult to spot errors in 14,637 lines of rules!
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
December 03, 2023, 11:58:38
Quote from: twoten on December 03, 2023, 10:38:44This line only appears with the latest version of your theme. It was OK with the previous version.

I've tracked this down to a change to use the darker night cliff texture for 1:50k maps to closer match OS maps. But it seems that Oruxmaps is filling the background of the transparent PNG with black, in the fixed example above I reverted 1:50k to use the day texture and it works.

I will look at the masked areas used in the PNG texture files and see if there is something causing this. Odd that LocusMap doesn't fill in the background for the same PNG image.
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
December 03, 2023, 11:32:08
Quote from: john_percy on December 03, 2023, 09:41:25Do you count designated=foot as a PROW? Should highway=bridleway be recognised as a PROW? Also designated=horse?

In the OS Map theme I use green(25k)/pink(50k) dashes to indicate what could be assumed to be PROW. Ideally this would be based purely on the designation tag and four main values (I still need to work on the other values used for Scotland and IOM).

However, not all PROW are fully mapped yet, so there are additional rules which can be  included using the accessible paths and designated paths options, as described in simplified rule form above. There are quite a few rules used in fact to decide if a path is likely a PROW.

It's the best compromise I have come up with using the data available and also providing OAM maps with similar results.

Highway=bridleway is shown as a green long dashes, but not highlighted as such. I was going to include them in the PROW highlighting but wanted to encourage the use and completion of the designation tag. By only using the designation tag for highlighting, it also allows you to know if a way is a real PROW and not an assumed PROW. Of course, I am assuming that the designation tags are correctly tagged PROW, which is their intended use.

Regarding the pylons/powering, I don't think I changed these in this release. They are designed to mimic the OS map, but do enlarge as zooming in. Thanks for the feedback, I'll consider improvements for the next release.
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
December 03, 2023, 01:47:36
Hi Twoten,

Thank you, you found a bug in the theme. I've fixed it locally and it seems to work on Oruxmaps now, see attached.

I'll update the theme soon with a bug fix release.