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Quote from: freischneider on April 29, 2021, 11:38:30
Perhaps you can also select other fields there. I would love not to see "Best Interval".
Quote from: freischneider on April 29, 2021, 11:38:30
One more point about this screen.
When I click on the track, this sub-screen opens.
When I select a track in the track manager, the full screen opens.
I don't like the full screen because it can't be swiped down (other users too).
But the question is: when you swipe coming from track manager, where do you want to go? Back in the track manager or on the map?
For me it's the track manager, but the swipe gesture with the map at the top suggests the map
Quote from: Menion on April 28, 2021, 22:31:48
Dragging of this vertical line was possible in the previous version. Unfortunately it

  • highly collide with swipe up/down of whole bottom dialog
  • it also reacted on the drag even like it was a click on the chart > result was the move of the map on clicked place on the chart > stupid
So, I've rather disabled this behavior because it only complicated usability.
As @fresichneider and @Andrew Heard wrote, we need something to more precisely select a specific point on the track. I think @Andrew Heard is right, I would suggest inserting the selector buttons in the title part of the track as it remains visible.
The panel could therefore not only give information on the entire track, but also have a section dedicated to information relating to the point. Furthermore, in the information relating to the point, the distance from the beginning / to end of the track itself could be mentioned.
I added a kml file to test this
But after testing the hide button did not work, not in the map items folder and not in the map items menu, all buttons switched to "hide" but the tiles were still there. I tried to zoom in and out, nothing to do, closed Locus and reopened it worked.
Quote from: Tomáš Janoušek on April 20, 2021, 15:20:53
Hi all,

I made a little tool that shows explorer tiles ( in Locus Map, which makes it easier to plan trips to unexplored tiles. It's here:

(red are all explored tiles, blue is the maximal explored square)

It helps me find new places to go, and it's a fun way to challenge friends. Posting here in case someone else finds that useful.
It works correctly thank you
Quote from: slarti76 on April 20, 2021, 10:54:47
Quote from: lor74cas on April 20, 2021, 09:47:14
I like the way they calculate the ETA, it's something Locus (app and web) needs to improve.
I'm not sure what they're doing there, but nobody, really nobody who regularly hikes or bikes would think in this way. The usual way to think is "300m up/hour, 500m down/hour", something like that. I don't know how many meters I have to go forward while going 1m up? And then measure this with 2 decimal places (1m up is 7.92m forward)???
Maybe a nice UI, but please no such nonsense in Locus. Perhaps you can calculate well with these inputs, but your result will be as bad as your input is.
It is certainly a calculation method that not everyone knows, but this does not mean that it should be considered incorrect or unusable. I find it valid and I use it too albeit in a much more crude way with good results.
D distance measured in km (10 km)
A positive gain in meters (100 meters)
V equivalent flat distance in km
P pace on flat (5.30 min@km)
T estimated time
V = D + A / 100 = 10 + 100/100 = 11
T = V / P = 11 * 5.5 = 60.5 = 1h 0m 30sec
The method used on the site is much more refined, I compared it to my routes and times that I know and I find it very precise, it was enough for me to just set the speed on the flat and I already got an estimate time that differs from real time by 5 min over 1h 30min
Quote from: 0709 on April 18, 2021, 18:56:27
Find inspiration here. Has streetname info and multiple route select.
Registration is free and you already get 3 free test attempts.
Download as gpx track + waypoints > Select Directions. (Locus compatible)

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Thank you for this link!
I like the way they calculate the ETA, it's something Locus (app and web) needs to improve.
I used to play with the "round trip" feature, but after the first wow effect I decided it was absolutely useless. Who would ever rely on a random rotation function around a point?
It is not possible to define preferences of any kind, be they historical, naturalistic or cultural, so rather than relying on a random function my choice at a crossroads would be that of the road I like best, at least it would be based on my choices.
Unless real utility can be found for this feature, integrating it with the options I wrote above (and all the complications of the case), it should be removed, useful and solid functionality better than things like this that do nothing but generate doubts in users.
Those who use a GPS and map device usually want to rely on certainties, not on a roll of the dice.
But this is just my thought, maybe someone else found it useful, but for now I haven't seen a single post.
Web portal & sync / Re: Web planner / portal
April 15, 2021, 22:04:13
Quote from: janaton on April 15, 2021, 16:20:15
@lor74cas issue with broken elevation calculation should be solved (in some rare scenarios there were missing elevation for bridges). Thanks for pointing this out.
Pay attention also to the tunnels, the height difference of the mountain above is calculated.

But you are in good company Garmin does the same  ;D
Is it a device or locus problem?
It is never a good idea to leave battery powered devices connected to the power supply all the time. The battery and the phone tend to overheat.
You should check that battery optimization is not active for locus.
Quote from: sbouju on April 11, 2021, 20:57:47
Quote from: Menion on April 11, 2021, 20:40:05
May you please write your question in detail? Unfortunately, it's not clear at least to me, thanks.
I can try...
When I move, I can see on the map where I am (=where the cursor is), but I see nothing where I was just before... Is a kind of "snail trail" available without launching the record the track recording (where this snail trail is, in this case...)?
"Hansel takes a slice of bread and leaves a trail of bread crumbs for them to follow home. However, after they are once again abandoned, they find that the birds have eaten the crumbs and they are lost in the woods"  With locus they wouldn't get lost  ;D
Web portal & sync / Re: Web planner / portal
April 11, 2021, 17:33:38
The drawn track gets confused in some parts of the map as the color is very similar. I suggest using a dark border with the current fill in order to better distinguish the drawn part from the present one.
Web portal & sync / Re: Web planner / portal
April 11, 2021, 17:28:17
Quote from: freischneider on April 11, 2021, 15:26:26
As far as I know, the data will be updated 2 times a week. That should be enough.
Thanks, I think the map needs a legend and this information is placed somewhere. Latest update xx / xx / xx - Update freq. 2 weeks
Web portal & sync / Re: Web planner / portal
April 11, 2021, 13:13:45
The maps on the web portal are generated with the contribution of OSM. But OSM has by its nature a continuous updating of the maps, Locus instead has periodic updates. For this reason the last update date should be viewable.
The same maps whose paths have undergone changes, for example in the nodes, can give rise to changes in routing.
I made some changes on OSM that also affect routing, obviously on OSM they are applied immediately, while on LocusWebPortalPlanner not.
Sync ok now thank you

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Quote from: Menion on April 09, 2021, 15:19:48
Locus Map, Beta version.

Download: Google Drive folder

I'm still not sure what is the best method to provide a Beta version when we have now only one application. So for now, directly provided APK file is the best method.

Major info
- news probably won't be visible, because app has same internal ID as public version on the Google Play (to correctly work with subscription system)
- first test of the new screen for track detail. It is an early alpha, only partially tested, but it may be useful to get my point-of-view
- except for the centering & rotation button, content on the map screen may be hidden
- various fixes

Are you sure you are logged in Locus Map with exactly same account you used for the purchase? If so, write us please ticket on our site with account details (email), thanks!
App info present at start.
The APK updates the current version installed so from 4.0.1 I switched to beta but the Google store notified for an update that switched the app back to 4.0.1 now I am back to beta. So we need to pay attention and ignore the update notifications of the store if we want the beta. But this is useful if you easily want to switch between versions, for me it's ok.
I like Trak info, but you need a more compact view, title for each group is useless, if I need something more I just touch the right arrow.
Error on sync  still present as posted this morning in the sync topic.

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