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Troubles & Questions / Re: Locus Store
November 26, 2021, 15:15:38
Quote from: Menion on November 26, 2021, 14:42:23
split of LoMaps into some kind of tiles and far from doable, sorry. Anyway routing data are completely independent on the LoMaps. They are in the Locus Store currently under LoMaps as it was the easiest solution. But once you have downloaded any, the best is to use automatic updates and track them separately over settings > Navigation > LoRouter offline > settings button. Here you may set how often will be data updated. 4 days guarantee really small updates (only differences) so it is recommended option.
Thank you

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Troubles & Questions / Re: Locus Store
November 20, 2021, 10:11:51
there are other aspects of the store that need to be improved in my opinion:
today I tried to plan a track with the app but the route excluded the passage on a bridge which has now been reopened, this with LoRouter Offline.
I switched to LoRouter online and the bridge was transitable.
So I went to the store, I only updated the navigation data and now Lorouter Offline also finds the bridge open.
The problem is that there is no notification from locus if the altitude or navigation data is updated, the notification only appears when the map is updated.
The download speed in 4G is really slow despite the little data needed, therefore notification is required, so as to avoid having to do this when perhaps you are in a hurry.
I then wonder if it is possible to divide the map files into tiles, in order to update only those that have been really modified, at least for the LocusMaps. This way your servers would be less busy, as would our smartphones.

Web portal & sync / Re: Web planner / portal
November 14, 2021, 09:11:58
Quote from: Andrew Heard on November 14, 2021, 07:25:52
Quote from: lor74cas on November 13, 2021, 16:37:32
By timestamp I mean that the tracks recorded by gps and imported into the planner have no time references. It is not possible to make simple assessments
@lor74cas - do you mean display of timestamp in the chart popup? RWGPS makes this aspect so easy. Would be great to display the timestamp at any point of the track. +1
Exactly now we have just distance and elevation, we should change then graph to toggle distance/time from start/ time of the day or for each point in the pop up we need the info of timestamp

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Web portal & sync / Re: Web planner / portal
November 13, 2021, 16:37:32
By timestamp I mean that the tracks recorded by gps and imported into the planner have no time references. It is not possible to make simple assessments, for example: "What time was I on top of the mountain?" Or: "How long did it take me to go up and how long to go down?"
I always prefer to use my pc than my smartphone (although unfortunately they now have huge screens) to check my tracks and it would be very convenient to do so in the planner.
Troubles & Questions / Re: Locus Store
October 31, 2021, 15:49:46
today i tried a track/guide of Rother, locus is set in Italian, the excursion is to a place in Italy, but the guide is in German. It would be advisable to filter the contents for the preferred language or for other known languages or it would be enough to put a flag of the available languages in the list of available guides, without having to see it in detail.
Quote from: Andrew Heard on October 30, 2021, 00:11:09
update to on Android 8 appears to perform correctly
On lineage with Android 9 and root I had the same.

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Quote from: WujTom on October 16, 2021, 10:24:53
In the route details. Can I move the "hide" button to the bottom bar?
Quote from: freischneider on October 10, 2021, 21:57:35
Quote from: tapio on October 10, 2021, 16:56:08
Quote from: luce on October 10, 2021, 11:20:09
The new separated center button is great, and so is the smooth animation! :)
Agreed, but: Do you like its position? I'm kind of uncomfortable with it, because it reaches into the top part. I'd prefer the compass button to be top left... maybe.
The top right is too far away. Those who switch on and off more often should have it downstairs. That only makes sense if you don't change anything. But it could be to the right of the center button. I think it's pretty good downstairs. Although that's probably just a matter of habit.
There we are again at the free place. So everyone can push it where they want it.
+1 down

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Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.4.+ ( 23. 9. 2021+ )
September 27, 2021, 08:29:39
Quote from: Menion on September 26, 2021, 13:49:13
Search system needs a big update > big plan on the Q1/Q2 of 2022. And in the route planner? You may partially use search over menu > Add point, or the long click on the "+" button.
Thank you for the tip, it's what I need, I did not remember the second function of + button, I think that a different icon is needed to remember this
Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.4.+ ( 23. 9. 2021+ )
September 24, 2021, 17:23:43
Is there anyone else who would like a search button in the planner?
Maybe with the results sorted by geographic proximity to the center of the screen / cursor
Quote from: poutnikl on September 07, 2021, 10:40:55
I agree, as some unnamed inhabitants of the unnamed continent may use Locus this way and some 15 page disclaimer should be used, like what you should not do with a  microwave oven.

I personally insert short comments in similar spirit for some my challenging (on demand) profiles for MTB, that following routes given by that profile may cause heavy fatique, injury or even death of inexperienced users.

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Don't use the microwave when hiking!  ;D
Quote from: poutnikl on September 06, 2021, 12:05:24
If a tool fails because it was used, where it should not be, it is not the fault of the tool.
If there is a profile for hiking and the ETA is calculated, this is a tool that any inexperienced person can consider suitable. Not everyone who uses Locus is experienced hikers, some of them may be tricked into trusting the ETA and risk getting into trouble. I hope it never happens, but if someone gets hurt or needs to ask for help because they based their hike on the Locus ETA estimate, without any warning in the app, who would legally answer?
I think a warning is needed in the app, to protect developers from possible legal action, but even more so to clarify that ETA is not an exact science, but a rough estimate.
However, I think the ETA estimate is too optimistic, 1500 meters of positive difference in altitude in 2 hours, means 750 meters per hour. The estimate should be at least 3 hours, so there is a 1/3 excess. A mistake of this kind becomes dangerous on long journeys, especially in autumn with the hours of light that are decreasing. So be careful to plan with too much trust in the ETA, even the same planner should warn the user that the ETA is only an estimate and that travel times must be calculated based on their abilities, the type of terrain and weather conditions. This IMHO of a now old hiker.
Web portal & sync / Re: Web planner / portal
August 13, 2021, 11:00:04
Good job, I like it.
The imported tracks do not have the timestamp, neither on the track itself in terms of statistics nor the points that compose it.
We need the undo button.
Quote from: Menion on August 03, 2021, 20:39:26
Hello Michael. This option was in the app maybe two years ago ... for about an week. Then Google removed Locus Map from the Google Play and we had to remove this function. Reason? Locus Map does not belong into kind of apps that are able to request exclude from the battery optimization...

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a few months ago I used this app to participate in a virtual race. At the time of installation it proposes a verification system in order to avoid blocking caused by energy saving, maybe it can be an inspiration to you. The app is relevant to the same scope as Locus.