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Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
December 03, 2023, 01:21:51
Quote from: twoten on December 02, 2023, 22:29:09I'm using Great-Britain_oam.osm downloaded from Mapsforge.
I'm viewing the map using Oruxmaps.

Hmm... I've installed Oruxmaps, installed my theme, downloaded great britian map fro OAM and managed to repeat your issue.

I wonder what the issue is... could be my theme, the map, an unsupported rendering engine command...

Attached is a zoomed in view. It is the cliff edge that is wrong. There seems to be the black line in both, but the pattern filled line of cliff texture is solid black in Oruxmaps.

I'm using linesymbol with a rock texture, perhaps linesymbol is not supported in Oruxnaps...? No it works in 25k...
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
December 03, 2023, 01:08:09
Thanks for the feedback John, much appreciated. The PROW only work with LoMap v4 maps, OAM maps do not include the designation tag used.

Regarding the highlights, are you're not seeing anything like the first attached image in LoMap v4 map? Are the paths in your area tagged with designation tag?

Regarding the 1:50k power lines, attached on image 2 is what I see at zoom levels 14, 15, 16 and 18. Is this similar for your?
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
December 03, 2023, 00:49:18
Quote from: john_percy on December 03, 2023, 00:19:53- The legend didn't appear within Locus until I had opened it outside the app first, then it worked. Android 13 strangeness, I think.

I haven't dare update from android 11 so far... I've got my daughter a new phone christmas with A13, perhaps I'll have a sneaky peak and see, then Factory reset...
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
December 02, 2023, 23:46:02
Ooh, I haven't tried oruxmap, I might look into that, perhaps there is something different on the map rendering engine...
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
December 02, 2023, 21:53:23
Ho twoten, thanks for providing feedback. I guess you using OAM map at x15, bur whe I check using OAM great britian at z15 I do not see this, see attached...

I've attached the map details I used, if different to yours, could you let me know which map you are using?

I am also intrigued what map viewer you are using, as it looks different to LocusMap.
Quote from: karlchick on December 02, 2023, 00:59:51... the new PROW highlights are drawn below the highway... I should do this for these highlights too.

Attached is a quick test of doing this, think I like it...

Strange, the previous version v20210216 and the new version v20231013 seem to behave the same regarding surface highlighting. Attached is a comparison of v20210216, v2023101, and v2023101 modded to highlight all roads with asphalt.

Currently only tracks, raceway and cycleways highlight asphalt. Looking at the modded version I can see why I might have avoided other highways which are usually sealed anyway. With the dash unsealed roads option enabled it would be obvious when main roads are not sealed.

I agree with your ~rant about the highlights being too intrusive, they are drawn over the highways (like a real highlighter pen). I changed the way the hike/cycle routes are highlighted in this release and the new PROW highlights are drawn below the highway... I should do this for these highlights too.
Thanks Andrew, I made a mistake with the release notes, fixed it now.

I'll take a look at the surface highlights and see what's going on.

I noticed Tapio's signature earlier, will do something similar too I think.
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
December 01, 2023, 21:13:37
Quote from: Tapio on December 01, 2023, 19:31:14Only the higher ZL city areas are visually not my cup of tea,

Yes, in cities like London there are a lot of blue icons that clutter the map.  Many are car parks and pubs, which would usually always be shown on an OS map in more rural settings, as they represent significant landmarks. But in a city they are so common that they are less useful.

I know that OS maps don't show these in cities,  probably for that specific reason. See comparison attached.

I don't want to remove them from the z15/z16 levels as they are useful in rural areas... I guess I could raise the priority of the more significant icons in cities, e.g. museums...

...or add an option for symbols earlier...
Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] OS Map
December 01, 2023, 20:16:50
Hi Everyone,

Finally the wait is over. After 2.75 years of tweaking in my spare time, I have finally completed the update to the OS Map theme.

The links to the theme are in the first post, which has also been updated with the latest release notes, comparison screenshots and links to the latest PDF legends (also bundled in the theme itself).

The theme now works as a ZIP theme, so no need to unzip anymore.

I am a little worried about the size of the theme files now, they have doubled in size... so please let me know if this causes performance issues... I am considering splitting the theme into 6 separate files: 1:25k, 1:50, Dynamic and again for night theme... but would prefer not to...

If you are wondering why the release date on the ZIP is 20231013, this was the original planned release date and I was about to upload when LocusMap switched from v3 to v4 LoMaps and I realised I needed to update the theme to cope with the new map and its tags etc...

The theme has a lot of improvements regarding footpaths, including with the change to v4 LoMap maps a massive improvement, especially if you are a fan of the original Ordnance Survey Maps, as LoMaps now support tags to distinguish between the different types of public rights of way, which in the UK, are not always as simple as access yes|no:

Some of the map features can be disabled using the options for non-OS content or accessible/designated paths, as they are not in the original Ordnance Survey maps, but are (I think) very useful additions that enhance the maps.

In the UK these different types of public rights of way (PROW) which define restrictions on who/what can use them:

There is a new option in the theme to highlight PROW and this uses the same colour scheme as the UK waymakers shown above.

I realise that in other countries you do not have the same waymarkers, restrictions or even possible tagging yet in your country's OSM data. But please remember that this theme is aimed as emulating the Ordnance Survey maps and so is largely aimed at users of the OS maps, which obviously will be located in the UK.

I am planning to upload the OS map theme into the LocusMap store, but I would like to identify any teething issues first as I have made a massive number of changes/improvements. So please provide feedback if you find anything wrong. Thanks in advance, Karl.
Hi Everyone,

Finally the wait is over. After 2.75 years to I have finally completed the update to the OS Map theme.

Please check the main OS Map theme sticky post for more details.
For me, it would be great if the rendering engines could be fixed to cope correctly with nested rules that use common values like "no" and "yes".  Its almost like the nested rules are flattened into a set of ORs... it seems to get worse with "~|no" or "~|yes"...
Maps / Re: Remove layer tag from LoMaps?
November 23, 2023, 22:49:58
No, I agree, it's not an essential of a map.

The biggest issue for me is the miss-processing bu the map rendering engine for "no" and "yes" values that are common to many different keys.

Another improvement could be if the rendering engine could process multiple categories, e.g. cat="os-25k|os-dyn", it would greatly reduce the size of theme file.
Maps / Re: Remove layer tag from LoMaps?
November 22, 2023, 00:23:10
Viewpoints are displayed similar to OS maps, but use a 360 symbol. On OS maps they sometimes use a 180 viewpoint oriented in the direction of the view, see attached.

It's probably just a "nice to have feature", perhaps useful in some instances when exploring new areas via the map, but you can usually figure out which orientation the view is likely to be based on contours...
Maps / Re: Remove layer tag from LoMaps?
November 20, 2023, 18:23:31
I've just noticed that the test map you provided also now exposes natural=saddle, although without (it seems) any direction information. I note that natural=saddle is not listed in the latest tag-mapping file I can find:

Is this a new addition that will in LoMap v4 maps? If so, can we also have direction tag?

I also wonder if adding direction tag, if it could be provided for viewpoints too...