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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.38.+ ( 22. 5. 2019 )
« on: June 04, 2019, 15:52:03 »
BetterBatteryStats or a similar tool should tell what is happening behind the scenes.
Comparing old and new Locus version on the same device, screen off is key, and maybe a "virgin" restarted device should make results comparable. And show a smoking gun ...
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.38.+ ( 22. 5. 2019 )
« on: June 04, 2019, 14:58:47 »
But since 3.37.2 I have noticed power increase to 3.0 to 4.5% per hour.

I noticed a similar behavior. Yesterday I mad a  7 hour tour (only track recording with display off) and battery went down to ~30%. Normally it should be at ~60%. I had this on two devices during my trip, one on LP 5.1.1 and the other Pie 9.0.
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Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
« on: May 25, 2019, 13:15:30 »
That's great. Could you also please try the latest modded theme, in my previous post: https://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=2915.msg55516#msg55516
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.37.+ ( 18. 3. 2019 )
« on: May 22, 2019, 13:22:47 »
These were quite long two months. It is probably for the first time, I publish a version after such a long time since the previous release. Last two days I spend by fixing various problems we found and just now, the new version was published on Google Play.

We have an option to publish version only for certain part of users (probably random selection). So today, it will be only for 10% of users. If there won't be any unsolvable problem, I'll enable version for all users tomorrow. Thanks for understaning.

And mainly thanks for the help. Update of map system was a big task for me and I'm really glad, version with this change is out. Now we can fine-tune it :).
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Troubles & Questions / Re: Problems with navigating a route
« on: May 13, 2019, 12:53:47 »
@0709
Heh, same as in my answer 11 days ago on the help desk, I mix two cases, sorry :).

We talk here about recalculation, so I again wanted to say that for point-priority, via-points are must-pass.

Anyway, new version 3.37.2.13 just published and it should solve
a) issue with via points & route-priority as in attach file (thanks for help)
b) added hopefully nice tool that should prevent recalculation back if user ignore "turn back" 2 times. So if you ride forward, app two times recalculate back and you still ride forward, 3rd recompute should be forward and not backward.
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Every app has its a visible name like "3.37.2" but also need a special "version code" number.
In the case of Locus Map, I increment it by 1 with every public update (also Beta versions). So now it is public version 827 since I started to work on Locus app :).
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To the Locus and OpenAndroMaps community,

I finally adapted also my "desert" theme and created a new "desertV4" theme, which can be used with the new multi-language mapsforge V4 OpenAndroMaps. It is compatible only with these new maps!
Please take the theme as a draft. I am happy for any comments, suggestions and there will be constant improvements.

Download the newest version on www.maiwolf.de/locus/

Bernard
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Hi Andrew, thanks for the video.

In your case, it is "sound disabled" and also "vibrate disabled"! Locus Map should display warning "no notification enabled", that is already fixed in Beta.
Reason? You may want vibrate but no sound or opposite.

Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk

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Dear all,

I was able to generate a new version of the "outdoor" theme suitable for v4 maps. Please have a look here:
https://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=6551.0

The conversion of the "desert" theme is under way.

Reagards,
Bernard
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Troubles & Questions / Re: Problems with navigating a route
« on: April 30, 2019, 14:52:06 »
Good day Jonny,
long post full of testing ... sorry for some bad moments you had with the navigation system.

In recent few days, I made some improvements, mainly related to "route priority" recalculation system. It will need some tests, but I think it looks good. If you are using beta versions, next Beta (end of this week) will include these changes.

I wrote about the coming changes here: https://help.locusmap.eu/topic/via-point-converts-to-sharping-pount#comment-69788 . Required behavior should be exactly what you need. App should with disabled "stick" option, try to push you back on route, but not force you to go back on some trackpoint far away behind you.
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Hi Locus community,

I made a simple icon pack similar to the marker icons used in OsmAnd – they are well visible also on detailed maps, that’s why I like that style. Maybe they are useful for you, too.

Best, Lucas
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Discussion/New features / Hill shading intensity
« on: April 30, 2019, 11:12:15 »
It seems to me that the hill shading gets increasingly intense at lower zoom levels to the point where it can easily obscure important map details in hilly terrain.
I have two requests
1. Please turn down the volume control at lower zoom levels so the hill shading is more visually consistent
2. Please introduce an intensity control for hill shading in settings


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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.37.+ ( 18. 3. 2019 )
« on: April 30, 2019, 09:00:03 »
Q Menion.
A promising tool was tested in previous Beta versions.
"Long push" recalculates complete track (All segments).
Any progress ? 
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Discussion/New features / Re: Update of map core (2019)
« on: April 29, 2019, 09:18:59 »
My first thoughts of the new system:
  • Vector maps look much nicer
  • Overall feels slower, also had the odd crash, but mostly some missing tiles. Is to be expected, I suppose, but stability has to be improved.
  • "Increase map resolution" on vector maps muuuch better due to not just enlarging the tiles. That said, it is a little confusing: My standard setting was 250%. But not all elements seem to be zoomed by 2.5. Streets get only about 50% wider, labels are perhaps double the size. That's at least confusing. Furthermore, now that vector and raster maps are handled differently, "map resolution" seems not the right term for both operations. For vector, resolution may be right, but for raster maps, it's more an "enlarge map".
  • Clickable POIs from my vector maps now also appear on my downloaded raster maps. That's kinda nice, but I don't see where that could be turned off - icons may overlay icons within the map, which is not great. Also, icon size seems to be fixed.
  • Love the fact that you can now overlay anything other anything. I had some overlays that I couldn't use before (like hiking trails), which work great now. However, now that I copied them back to my phone, they clutter up the "Quick Map Switch" menu. As they're only overlays (with alpha channel), they make no sense to use on their own. Please add a flag to mark a map  as "overlay only". Or at least a "Don't show in Quick Map switch".
  • Like the tilting, but as I wrote in main thread for current version, user should be somehow informed about the functionality. Easily confusing.
  • The "zoom lock" restructions also bother me a little. As I wrote in main thread, I think user should not be restricted for no reason to zoom to lower than 50%. Sure, things get slower, but that's up to the user to decide whether it's OK still. On my HDPI devices, I love the overview+details I can get by zooming out with zoom lock.
Apart from that, I must admit, the whole MapForge V3, V4, V5 discussion has me confused. By now, I seriously wonder if I'm missing out on functionality that would be possible if I just used the right maps/themes. I can't even seem to figure out what the default Locus Maps + Internal Themes combination uses. Perhaps it doesn't matter much, but I'm wondering if I would gain a lot by using OpenAndroMaps plus their themes again. Perhaps some Knowledge Base article would be nice together with the next version - or did I miss something?
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.37.+ ( 18. 3. 2019 )
« on: April 29, 2019, 08:45:50 »
I stumbled upon the new Quick Action Menu. Did I miss something or has that not been mentioned here/in the release notes? I like it, but when is it planned to go live? Does look basically ready to me...
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