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Troubles & Questions / Re: GPS Bluetooth - battery saver?
« on: March 09, 2015, 00:25:41 »
I was wondering if this setup will save my smartphone battery. I want to buy GPS Receiver that will be powered from my 7800mah PowerBank and communicate with the smartphone over bluetooth. Will this be a battery saver for smartphone? Did anyone use this kind of setup or similar? Any suggestions for GPS device? Thanks in advance!

I've tracked for days without issue, while in airplane mode. the largest battery drain i've seen is, order highest to least:

1 poor cellular signal (if using online maps = a factor of 2-3 times higher drain)
2 display on
3 music/mp3
4 bluetooth (streaming to headset)
9 or 10 locus recording a track

The bluetooth devices are $50-100, and another failure point. I don't want to keep up with my cellphone battery, and I sure don't want to keep up with another devices battery along with it. Then there are the annoyances with bluetooth.... is it tracking now ? am I sure ? is it's battery dead ? etc

I can track for a solid day easily, in airplane mode, in the woods. that's longer than my body usually wants to keep moving. when i rest, i charge the phone.

Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Q] More infos about "trails"?
« on: March 09, 2015, 00:14:41 »
What do you mean?
Please let me know what you think.  The map becomes a bit ugly or?  ;D
they're beautiful.
but... too much color / arrows can make a TRACK layed over the trails hard to determine which is the track, and which is the map's trail. just something to think about. :)

I have backup manager turned on, for months now.

I have two Locus directories:
phone storage /mnt/sdcard/Locus


external sdcard (micro sdcard) storage /mnt/ext_sdcard/Locus

I tried to recover from both the /mnt/sdcard/Locus and the /mnt/ext/sdcard/Locus backups, but neither of them restored my waypoints  or tracks i've recorded over the years. The only way I got the data back was to WifiDirect the entire /mnt/sdcard/Locus directory from another phone, which I normally sync the directories between.

Have I misunderstood the purpose of Locus Autobackup ?
Can, or does it backup waypoints and tracks, or should I be zipping the entire ~/Locus directory to a safe place weekly ?

If you would like to provide me the exact location of, and how to restore, the waypoint/tracks databases I would really appreciate that.

Thanks !

(and sorry for the long read) :)

Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] V-Scale2_Pure
« on: February 13, 2015, 15:42:45 »
It's a known issue with Locus Store maps. The problem occurs elsewhere as well, but the following edit solves it.
In V-Scale2_Pure.xml, find (near the start of the file)
Code: [Select]
<rendertheme xmlns="" xmlns:xsi=""
xsi:schemaLocation=" ../renderTheme.xsd" version="1" map-background="#ffffff">
and change to
Code: [Select]
<rendertheme xmlns="" xmlns:xsi=""
xsi:schemaLocation=" ../renderTheme.xsd" fill-sea-areas="0" version="1" map-background="#ffffff">

hey, thanks for that ! is this a universal theme fix, or just V-Scale_Pure  ?

i loved the desert theme, before i updated my vector maps. remind me what i need to do to prevent everything being BLUE with map updates please ?

Free chat / Re: Google Earth Pro is available for free
« on: February 02, 2015, 16:02:44 »
I made a copy of my non pro version before upgrading to pro, just in case. The terms of the length of the free period wasn't very clear, so I'm being careful.

I use locus for hiking, Geo caching, mountain biking, enduro (motorcycling), car navigation, and of course all the general tacking features.

Generally , I don't use voice navigation prompts at all for anything but on road navigation, in a car.

For everything else I just follow that route/track and/or use waypoint guidance instead of voice prompts. It's so much easier to see a turn coming up on the trail and then glance at the map , for me, than to try and figure out which of the trail head is "two hundred feet" away from the voice commands.

Just an idea.

Troubles & Questions / Re: Latrine Tracking Script
« on: January 05, 2015, 00:03:02 »
i've followed the instructions, but when i type any of the 'example' into a web browser on my mac it only says "IT WORKS!" and that's it. no map, nothing else

any ideas ?

Troubles & Questions / Re: Highlighting of tracks
« on: December 21, 2014, 13:18:22 »

if you plan to do some downgrades, best is to keep APK files as a personal backup. Anyway in worst case, I may upload for you older version of Locus to Dropbox. Anyway I generally prefer to fix/improve any problems then distribute older versions.

all versions would be nice,  please!

I keep backups with titanium backup,  but some of my friends don't have rooted phones, so a repository of previous versions would very helpful.

Free chat / Re: Live Tracking in other apps
« on: December 18, 2014, 23:24:37 »
I just tried out advrider wd , it also has a slick tracking setup but uses what it's using

Troubles & Questions / Re: color coding by speed zoom levels
« on: December 01, 2014, 20:35:08 »
Thanks gynta for your help.

@ohgood: if you find an exact steps that cause mess in track, let me know, so I can simulate same issue on my device and fix it. Thanks!

so far I think it's my own doing.  tracks have been edited after the fact to fix the over laps and double crosses.  I Didn't realize this until I started looking at which ones were problematic.

Troubles & Questions / Re: color coding by speed zoom levels
« on: November 28, 2014, 22:32:43 »
once you have it please delete my post that carried the attachment.  thank you
'think you've changed the source manually and something went wrong
After delete this part (line 25678 to 25717) all works fine (here).

wrong things in next post...
ohhhhhhhhh now I know why !
 I've been editing tracks (in locus) and everyone with basecamp has complained the tracks were broken.  I couldn't find a reason,  so I told them basecamp sucked. 


Troubles & Questions / Re: color coding by speed zoom levels
« on: November 28, 2014, 19:36:59 »
once you have it please delete my post that carried the attachment.  thank you

Troubles & Questions / color coding by speed zoom levels
« on: November 28, 2014, 11:43:12 »


no again?

it only works for zoom levels 10 / 11 ?

Troubles & Questions / Re: Crashes on Nexus S
« on: October 26, 2014, 23:51:36 »
i've noticed over the last few weeks that locus has become increasingly unstable. i can scroll along a track or route, and within 50 miles (at any zoom level, vector or image based maps) it will blur to a white screen and crash.

recently, just starting the app has caused it to crash repeatedly, within 4-10 seconds from starting it. there is 180 mb free memory, with the app running.

is there any fix to this on 2.3.x devices ?

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