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The OS Map theme tries to emulate the Ordnance Survey 1:25k and 1:50k map styles as closely as is possible within the constraints of Locus Map and data provided by the vector maps. It should work with both LoMap and OAM maps (v3 and v4). I must give credit to John Campbell for his Voluntary UK theme that I used as a starting point (v. 190101).

The OS Map theme also provides a darker variation of OS style of map designed for use at night-time to help avoid spoiling night-vision whilst keeping a recognizably Ordnance Survey style of map.

The theme now consists of four main theme files, day/night for v3 maps and day/night for v4 maps. There are two PDF map legends, one for day and one night.

Here is a comparison of the same map rendered with: Internal Theme, Voluntary UK, OS Style and my new 4 OS map styles:


Here are the list of all the changes made for each release:

Initial release for v3 maps only

Added v4 map support
Added option to highlight toll roads (default is not highlighted). Highlight means orange outline and orange dots as you zoom in.
Added option to set OS style roads names (pathtext) for countires that are left hand traffic or right hand traffic. This is only applicable to dual carriage ways.
Added drawing of footpaths and bridleways that are on dashed track/service roads.
Added thicker dashed 1:50k style for airport runways (was using thinner 1:25k for 1:50k before)
Added defibrillator symbol (non OS symbols)
Added OS text symbols for: Libraries, Shelters, Cairns, Caves, Adits [Mines, Mines (dis)], Waterfalls (Falls in blue)
Added library buildings to list of important building, i.e bolder outlines.
Added place markers for towns/cities (similar to Elevate theme) at low zoom levels (e.g. 5-7).
Added support for sizing of town/city names based on population density (popcat)
Changed borders (admin_level) to improve support for non-UK counties by grouping togther Parishes=9/10, Districts=7/8, Counties=5/6, National=2/3/4
Changed pharmacy amenity symbol to also include chemist shops (non OS symbols).
Changed order of options, putting least changed options towards bottom of list.
Changed embankments to draw at a higher level priority to avoid them being overdrawn by water ways and residential areas.
Changed footbridges to draw at a higher level priority to avoid them being overdrawn by water ways.
Changed tunnels to use smaller dashes for better match OS map style.
Changed 1:50k trunk_link and motorway_link roads to use correct/matching outline widths on bridges.
Changed highway labels at zoom levels 7-12 to use captions instead of pathtext for OS labels
Changed priorities of several symbols to improve visibility of churches, information and museums at lower zoom levels.
Changed car parks at lower zoom levels (upto zoom 15) to only show ~|destination|customers|public car parks.
Changed hill name sizes slightly larger
Changed (corrected) selection of national hiking routes to only include iwn|nwn, i.e. remove rwn|lwn|uwn.
Changed (corrected) selection of national cycling routes to only include icn|ncn, i.e. remove rcn|lcn|ucn.
Changed (corrected) wells so they now get displayed.
Changed doctors captions from red to black text.
Changed v3 theme place names to match/harmonise to style used on v4 theme.
Removed tourism brown dashed ways accidentally left in from donor theme (UK Voluntary)
Removed access cross hatchings on footpaths accidentally left in from donor theme (UK Voluntary)
Removed surface dashes on 'white' roads accidentally left in from donor theme (UK Voluntary) - If this is going to be in the theme then I need to think about how to do it in an OS style way...

Fixed validation errors (one was a real issue in V4 theme for railway stations at zoom 13, rest were technical errors but not impacting display of maps).

Split v3 and v4 theme files into separate day and night theme files so they can have different map=background tags, different PDF legends and increase performance.
Added night mode symbols for transmitters, windmills, wind turbines, lighthouses, ruins/archaeological, battlefields, telephones, helipads, bollards.
Added night mode PDF legend.
Added four .lnk files to map the two PDF legends to relevant four theme files.
Changed priority of cemetery symbol lower than church symbol.
Changed night mode track core colour to match service/residential roads.
Changed night mode tunnels to use own night equivalent of day tunnel colours.
Changed night mode steps to look similar to day time steps and less like a ladder.
Changed night mode turning circles and passing places to be more visible.
Changed area ways for residential roads to match residential road outlines for all map themes.
Changed AED, playground and shooting symbols to remove white outline/background to match other symbols.
Changed 50k toilet symbol to fix errors in tiny-svg rendering.

Added cycle lanes and cycle tracks with display option "cycle lanes/tracks".
Added option to hide hiking route diamonds.
Added option to hide cycling route circles.
Changed emphasise hiking routes to highlight routes with route label from zoom level 7 to 14, 15 upwards as before.
Changed emphasise cycling routes to highlight routes with route label from zoom level 7 to 14, 15 upwards as before.
Changed emphasise hiking routes highlight colours, green for national and yellow for local.
Changed emphasise cycling routes highlight colours, red for national and blue for local.
Changed (renamed) option "left/right hand traffic road labels" to "drive on the left/right side" as this option now also affects oneway cycle lanes/tracks.

Added captions for beaches, mud flats and sand banks.
Added captions for fells.
Added customer and private parking symbols.
Added cutlines (in woods/forests)
Added ditches that are barriers.
Added earth banks using typical OS slope pattern.
Added emphasise cycle lanes/tracks options using purple highlight colour.
Added gullies, rendered as OS cutting pattern.
Added hedges as a non-os option.
Added military bunkers (active and dis-used) symbols.
Added post boxes with red circle for left hand traffic and yellow square for right hand traffic - symbols to match the typical post box shape/colour used in LHT/RHT countries.
Added public artwork symbol.
Added town hall as an important building (bolder outline of building).
Added town hall symbol.
Changed abandoned/disused railways to render before rivers.
Changed climbing symbol to be larger.
Changed embankments for footpaths to be narrower.
Changed grade1 tracks to be thinner and matching the rest of the tracks.
Changed many railway/highway tunnels to render as transparent dashed outlines.
Changed OS 50k cycleways (single black dashes) to appear sooner from Z14.
Changed piers and walls to render after waterways to avoid being hidden by waterway areas.
Changed tidalflats that are hidden under water areas to be visible.
Changed waterways (in a major way), now they are all rendered as casings first and then as cores to avoid blue lines where they join.
Removed erroneous rendering of "water_park" as water, this was an incorrect understanding of its purpose (thanks John Percy for the hint).

Added "dash unsealed roads" overlay option to give unsealed roads a dashed outline/casing.
Added "road surface/grade textures" overlay option to give unsealed roads a texture pattern that represents the type of surface, from Z14 onwards.
Added "emphasise road surface/grade textures" overlay option to highlight roads surfaces at lower zoom levels, from Z12 onwards.

From v20210216  onwards the theme now supports road surfaces and sealed/unsealed roads:

The theme ZIP files and PDF legends are too large to attached to this post (limit of 2MB) so, I am now releasing everything via a shared google drive folder:

     OS Map Theme Releases

Link to latest release:

     OS Map

Links to the latest OS Map Legends:

     OS Map Day Legend
     OS Map Night Legend

Install in the usual way of unzipping in Locus Map's _theme folder, e.g.:


If you have already started using the earlier OS Map theme version then you probably should delete it before installing this updated version as it uses the same theme folder called "OS Map" but now uses four different named theme files - to cover day/night themes for v3/v4 maps.

Note that the legends are now included in the theme and can now be viewed directly from the theme menu in LM 3.46+ via a long press of the theme icon, see attached screenshot.
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Tools / Map Points Trimmer v3.3
« on: May 28, 2020, 18:17:51 »
Map Points Trimmer v3.3.2

The aim of this utility is to help transfer your map points with photos in their descriptions from one program to another one so that embedded photos will be properly displayed according to your wishes and screen resolution as preview and have the ability to be magnified by click. Also you can set any path to your photos within any device, delete outdated garbage from descriptions and so forth.

To be short, the main bonus for Locus Map is to get pictures right in the description body and/or as the attachments.

Initially this program has been developed as a self-education utility for quick transformation a huge database of my own map points before transferring them between Locus Map Pro and Google Earth Pro on desktop forth and back.

Then it was added with some more features and I decided to make a design and let others to use it as it may be helpful for someone.

Ideally all this has to be made as a separate site page on a server but I'm not interested in having a hosting and for now the utility is being proposed as it is.
Use it at your own risk  8)

Download the latest release here:


Minimum system requirements:

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Hi Wolfgang,

ich habe die Theme auch nochmal neuinstalliert und siehe da, alle Elemente sind nun sichtbar :-)

1000 Dank und LG
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Ist zumindest bei mir so oder ich nutze auch noch die falsche active RT5, hm??
ich bin folgendermaßen vorgegangen
- lösche kompletten Ordner "active_RT-master" im Ordner _themes
- öffne Link aus Post #5
- klicke "clone or download"
- Download ZIP
- entpacke die Zipdatei
- speichere den entpackten Ordner "active_RT-master" in den Ordner _themes
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das Theme ist bei dir nicht aktuell oder nicht richtig installiert. Bitte das aktuelle von Github verwenden.
Alle markierten Punkte werden von activeRT5 dargestellt.
Danke für die Rückmeldung, hatte ich gestern schon gemacht, dabei muss etwas schief gelaufen sein ???
Jetzt wird wieder alles wie gewohnt angezeigt :D
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[DE] - deutschsprachiger Forumsbereich / Meteoblue-Wetterdienst
« on: August 16, 2019, 17:50:13 »
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weird problem. Seems in your database was incorrectly stored statistics for tracks, do not know why. So I've updated them manually. I've shared your track database (place it to Locus/data/database) over PM (personal message) here at forum. Let me know if it works correctly.

issues related to LT web, or generally to some generic problems with LT in Locus (not directly related to some quick changes in beta version ... hard to decide, I know), post it here: . It should be useful to have this on the same place, mainly because I've made Milan responsible for whole Live tracking feature, so it will be easier for him to track this on simple place. Thanks for understanding!
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Themes - Vector maps / [Theme] TOTM (V3)
« on: January 29, 2018, 16:09:50 »
Tiramisù as OpenTopoMap

No routes, only topography, better larger zoom.

for V3 maps

On the OAM maps, there are intermittent streams, embankment, ridges, cutlines, etc....

It is recommended to use with the "Hill shading" map is ON - that the similarity is maximized.

There was no purpose to do an exact copy, but to use the best features.

OpenTopoMap ->

Update: ver1.8 (15/02/2018)
- again redrawn the forest, with transparency. Now it is correctly mixed with other fills and objects.
- added or changed: mountain_pass | saddle, natural = stone, tower: communication, volcano, turning_circle, man_made = adit | adit_disused, wells water_well, waterfall, summit: *, fixed reservoir | basin, redrawed bare_rock, completed the color of main roads
- the mapping of the mountainous terrain has been reworked,
- added a layer of "Winter routes", the display - slightly adjusted copy-paste from the built-in theme "Skiing"
adjusted visibility on different zoom levels amenity|waterway / natural = drinking_water|water_point|spring|fountain

Update: ver1.9.2 (15/01/2019)
landuse kindergarten, school...
contour path text rotate_up=false (always uphill")
selection of landuse hospital, residential, adjustment of overlays
slightly thicker contour lines
removed signatures on fence | wall | city_wall
added water sources zoom-min= " 13"
added barrier=turnstile (OAM), name=neighbourhood|quarter
and other things...
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Hallo, ich versuche es so "kurz"  ;) und verständlich wie möglich zu erklären:

Für jene Gebiete wo es bereits meine LIDAR-DTMs gibt, z.b. für Österreich , lädst du dir jeweils die 1"-DTM runter. Hier findest du übrigens auch einen Link zum Kartenvergleich meiner LIDAR-Daten zu denen der SRTM-Kacheln:

Das 1" ist das genaueste DTM, es gäbe auch noch die 3" die aber ungenauer sind. Mit den 20m und 50m-DTMs kann Locus sowieso nicht umgehen.

Du entpackst alle Dateien und schiebst die .hgt Dateien rüber in den data/srtm-Ordner von Locus. Dort liegen ev. schon Dateien mit dem gleichen Kachelnamen drin, die überschreibst du einfach, denn dabei handelt es sich vermutlich um die "alten" wesentlich ungenaueren SRTM-Höhendaten.

Sodala, da war's schon. Ab nun nimmt Locus zur dynamischen Anzeige der Höhe deiner aktuellen Position ("Dynamic Elevation", zur Berechung von Höhenunterschieden eines Tracks, zum Erzeugung der Kartenschattierungen ("Map shading") dieso genauen Höhenkacheln her.

Diese Höhendaten sind so gut wie immer genauer und zuverlässiger als die Höhenbestimmung per GPS oder auch per Barometer (dieser folgt zwar Höhenänderungen sehr genau, muss aber manchmal nachkalibriert werden, da sich der örtliche Luftdruck ändern kann).
In den Locus-Einstellungen (Menü > Settings > GPS > Altitude manager > "SRTM DATA" kannst du einstellen:
"Optimimize GPS values" (gerade in Zusammenspiel mit einem Barometer sicher eine interessante Sache) oder gleich "Replace GPS values", dann werden ausschließlich diese Höhenkacheln zu Höhenberechnung herangezogen.

Etwas anderes ist die Lage für Länder, wo es solche LIDAR-basierten DTMs noch nicht gibt, sonder nur die SRTM-Kacheln. Diese können zuverlässiger sein als GPS-Höhenempfang, aber auch ungenauer sein, da die SRTM-Kacheln stellenweise Abweichungen von 50m,100m oder mehr haben können, z.B. im alpinen Gelände, in Schluchten etc.
Speziell in gebirgenen Regionen und/oder dicht bewaldeten Flächen würde ich hier zuerst auf barometrische Höhenmessung zurückgreifen falls im Gerät vorhanden.

Zu deinen Zusatzfragen:

- Es kann immer nur eine gleichbenannte Kachel geben und diese erwartet Locus im data/srtm ordner.
Dabei sollte es sich hier immer um die genauest möglichen Kacheln eines Landes handeln (1"-Lidar besser als 3"-Lidar besser als 1"-SRTM besser als 3"-SRTM)
- Wenn du einen Track z.B. für eine Navigation im Vorhinein erzeugst, dann basiert das Höhendiagramm definitiv auf den Höhenkacheln.
Wie dies aber bei der Aufzeichnung eines Tracks ist während du unterwegs bist, weiß ich nicht. Entweder es werden auch hier standardmäßig nur die Höhenkacheln genommen oder aber jene Höhe die Locus live ermittelt anhand der obigen einstelllungen bei (Menü > Settings > GPS > Altitude manager > SRTM).

Müsstest du menion dazu fragen, oder jemand anders der das weiß.
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I added terrain models of Luxembourg and some German provinces:
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Themes - Vector maps / Re: [Theme] Voluntary UK
« on: January 16, 2017, 23:10:03 »
I've reworked the Voluntary theme significantly to take advantage of selectable overlays in themes. Display of hiking, cycle and mountain bike routes can now be switched on or off, as can highlighting for each of them. I've limited the number of options shown to aid ease of use. As far as possible this works for both LoMaps from Locus Store and maps from OpenAndroMaps.
There are other improvements, including embankments and dykes and cycle tracks and lanes on OpenAndroMaps and a Yellow version to help when using overlays such as Strava (see
I have also provided a slightly more limited version for Cruiser and Orux. The "bugfix" version has been retired.
As this is the first release with these features, please treat this as a beta and let me have your comments, please. Once I'm sure it is working well, I'll upload it to the first post as usual.

Hilit hiking trail | Hilit cycle trail | Velocity

Downloadable key:

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Noch bevor es hier all zu viele offtopic theme, xml, howto Fragen und Antworten gibt.
Bitte bezieht Eure Beiträge hier nur auf das eigentliche "Theme fürs Wandern in Outdooractive Optik".
Allgemeine Fragen bzgl. Themes-Erstellung bitte in einem eigenen Thread abhandeln.
Danke für Euer Verständnis.
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Maps / LiDAR- Digital Terrain Models (DTM) of European countries
« on: September 11, 2016, 21:17:19 »
Dear Locus map creators and users!

I want to tell you, that I've created several Digital Terrain Models (DTMs), which are based on precise Opendata LiDAR-elevation data of the country's Geographical Institutes. Right now these are:
The improvements in accuracy, quality and fine details of my model's elevations compared to those of the popular SRTM-datasets are enormous. Especially in mountainous terrain. Take a look at the following Map comparisons: Maps based on LiDAR-DTMs to maps based on SRTM-DTMs:

You can use these new DTMs to create improved, more accurate contour lines in maps. Or you can copy the files for the area of your interest into the correct folder of Locus to improve dynamic elavation values and the shading of the maps in these areas.

I spent many, many Hundreds of hours during my leisure time to search for new Opendata source files, get in contact with national public authorities. To download those giant amounts of source data. To search for errors, plug gaps within the data, compile, resample it and create files in useful formats. To finally provide them to you, FOR FREE.

It would make me very happy, if you honor this work by supporting me with a Donation. I’ve created a DONATIONLINK via PAYPAL:

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Maps / Re: Via Michelin maps - possible to add to Locus?
« on: May 11, 2016, 20:27:51 »
They changed their tiling scheme some time ago, so you can easily integrate it into Locus.
Just create a new xml file (e. g.  michelin.xml) in the \Locus\mapsOnline\custom\ folder with the following content:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<!-- ViaMichelin maps -->
<provider id="80118" type="0" visible="true" background="-1">
      <attribution><![CDATA[Map data ©Michelin TomTom Natural Earth<a href="">©</a>]]></attribution>
      <extraHeader><![CDATA[User-Agent#Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/21]]></extraHeader>
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Themes - Vector maps / [Theme] Voluntary UK
« on: March 04, 2013, 18:22:01 »
The Voluntary UK theme is designed for clarity of display. Its colours are based on UK Ordnance Survey conventions and will be fairly familiar to British users. Even if you are not British, the colours and styles will probably work well for you. It automatically scales for devices with displays of different resolutions and symbols enlarge smoothly for higher zoom levels. The zoom levels at which various features appear has been adjusted to provide optimal information and reduce unwanted clutter.

You can choose Hiking, Cycle, City, Multi, Yellow or Transparent style when you select the Voluntary UK theme.

The styles take advantage of switchable options. Display of hiking, cycle and mountain bike routes can now be switched on or off, as can highlighting for each of them. The number of options shown is relatively limited to aid ease of use. Cycling, Hiking, City and Road styles function almost as presets with a limited range of tailored options. Within these particular styles the display is subtly tailored to its purpose: for example, Road displays junction and road numbers better; Cycling has a better display of cycle routes. Multi, Transparent and Yellow have a fuller (but manageable) range of options. Locus remembers the settings of the options for each style.

The City style is aimed at use in large cities such as London and has a less cluttered (and slightly faster) display at low zoom levels. Colours in the Yellow theme are more muted and are aimed at use with overlays in Locus Pro.

1. Voluntary (Mapsforge version) | 2. Velocity (Locus version)

A "Transparent" style turns off the map background and enables use of a vector map as an overlay on top of a satellite image in Locus Pro. This requires the use of "src atop" blend mode for the overlay map. Similarly the "background" checkbox in the Yellow style can be used to achieve the same effect.

Generally, blue dashes are cycle ways, green dashes represent dual use both on bike and on foot (bridle paths in the UK), and brown shorter dashes use on foot only. Blue blobs are cycle routes, green blobs are hiking routes. Mountainbike trails are shown by violet blobs. Cycle routes are also indicated by blue dashes on the roads. Hiking, cycle and mountainbike routes can be emphasised by selectable overlays.

The theme is designed to work well with both LoMaps from Locus Store and maps from OpenAndroMaps. Footpaths, bridleways and cycleways are indicated on the map by dashed lines where they follow the path of a mapped track or pedestrian way if the map supports it (currently OpenAndroMaps).  Also on maps from OpenAndroMaps, blue dashes on roads are either cycle routes or roads with cycle tracks alongside, while shorter blue dashes on roads show cycle lanes in the road.

The Locus package includes a version that works with Mapsforge v4+ (Multilingual) maps from OpenAndroMaps. This theme only appears when a Mapsforge v4+ map is selected.

Also included in both zip files is the visually-similar Velocity theme for a simpler display with much faster drawing.   

The package is available in two versions, one for Locus maps and the other for Cruiser, Orux Maps, etc.

The Locus version of this theme can be installed easily from the Locus Store in the app. Go to Locus Store > By Usage / Graphic  / Themes - Vector Maps and scroll down to Locus Community / Voluntary UK theme. Alternatively, download Voluntary, below.

For Cruiser , Orux Maps, etc., download, below. contains the following flavours:
MF5 for Cruiser, Orux donate, Orux beta
MF5- for Orux free (no text on curved paths)
MF4 for any app that cannot scale dotted and dashed lines. Mapsforge 4 compatibility.

From time to time I will update these themes (and reset the download count). The latest version is always in this post.

Direct link to full resolution key (Locus version):
Direct link to full resolution key (other apps):

The themes themselves are in the zip files attached to this post, below. You need to be logged in to this forum to see and download them.

Updated and download count reset 16 June 2021
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