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menion
I thank you for your reply.  I attach the actual .gpx file I renamed and copied to my PC before importing to Locus Map and a screenshot of 'GraphHopper Track' that is the other of the imported tracks.

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I ask this question out of curiosity only.  I have discovered an excellent method to import a ready-made track before embarking upon a walk.  I can plot my proposed walk very easily with a few strategic via points using GraphHopper maps.  I must give credit here to GraphHopper maps for the excellent way it works: the path selection is formidable and the via points are such a better method than Garmin's BaseCamp rubberbanding.  I export a .gpx file that has the name GraphHopper.gpx, which I rename before saving.  I copy the renamed .gpx file to internal storage on my 'phone and import it using Locus Map's own Data>Import function.  Here is the interesting part: two tracks result; one carries the name I gave it but appears to be a series of straight lines between downward-facing red arrows that seem arbitrary and do not match my via points, certainly; the other is named GraphHopper Track, which is the actual path of the compiled track.  Here is the conundrum: is it GraphHopper or Locus Map that is the cause of the two files?

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gynta and menion
Bad news, I regret to write, but for your information in case it is of use: Having a 2GB micro-SD card only, in my 'phone, I wanted to replace it with a 16GB card.  I had copied the content of the 2GB card to the 16GB card yesterday evening.  As much as I tried, with this morning's experience and solution in mind, I was unsuccessful in having Locus accept the micro-SD card .map file.  Finally, I copied the whole 2GB card content to my PC and from the PC to my new card.  This seems to have worked.  It is a stop-gap solution, however.  I am fearful of what will happen when I wish to add a further .map file.   

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gynta and menion
Success!
I had made several more attempts this morning before I read your latest posts.  I wondered whether Locus objected to a second .map file of the same name being requested.  I added '_sd' to the .map file name.  That made no difference.  I played with the address paths and hey, presto! it worked.  I can confirm it is something to do with selecting the folder in which the .map file resides in the first instance rather than the file, itself, although I cannot recall the precise steps I took.  I was aware the 'DIRECTORIES' panel was blank.  I have tapped 'ADD NEW FILE/DIRECTORY' as my first move on previous occasions.  For me, at least, it seems the 'DIRECTORIES' panel must have an entry before proceeding with  'ADD NEW FILE/DIRECTORY', which I did not appreciate.
I thank you both for your advice.

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gynta
I thank you for your prompt reply.
I created a folder Computer\XT1039\SD card\LocusVectorMaps (instead of Locus Maps as in my original post), and copied Great_Britain.map from my PC into it via a USB cable.  I received the same message.
So that I did precisely what you suggested, although I could not imagine there should be a difference,  I extracted the SD card from the 'phone (having deleted the .map file), placed it in a card reader and copied the .map file from Computer\XT1039\Internal storage\Locus\mapsVector (so that it is known to be the same file as I have been using successfully already) to Computer\XT1039\SD card\LocusVectorMaps.  I received the same message.
It should be so straightforward; I do not understand why I am having this difficulty.

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Troubles & Questions / Difficulty in having offline map accepted
« on: August 02, 2015, 17:59:52 »
My current GB map is in Computer\XT1039\Internal storage\Locus\mapsVector.  I thought I would try to move it to my SD card.  I have copied a downloaded Great_Britain.map file from Windows Explorer to a new folder at Computer\XT1039\SD card\Locus Maps.  Going to Maps>OFFLINE>, tapping the 'plus' symbol at the foot of the page and 'Add external maps', 'ADD NEW FILE/ DIRECTORY', locating the folder and the file, I get, 'Problem with 'Great_Britain.map''.  I have had this issue previously, too.  I have copied the Great_Britain.map from its current Locus location, renamed and added folders, all to no avail.  Advice would be welcome.

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Navigation & Guidance / Re: Offline navigation - BRouter v1.2+
« on: July 28, 2015, 17:34:49 »
gynta
Goodbye and thankyou!  This exercise has taught me so much.
Bob

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Navigation & Guidance / Re: Offline navigation - BRouter v1.2+
« on: July 28, 2015, 16:42:34 »
Well done!
Copying both serviceconfig.dat and foot_fast_rawtrack.dat to Computer\XT1039\Internal storage\brouter\modes in place of what was there previously, gives me the exact same blue route as you provided this morning.

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Navigation & Guidance / Re: Offline navigation - BRouter v1.2+
« on: July 28, 2015, 15:13:20 »
gynta
I want so much for this to work for your sake.
I unpacked the .rar file you provided and placed the resulting eight .brf files into Computer\XT1039\Internal storage\brouter\profiles2.  Regrettably, it had no effect whatsoever: both car and foot still travel the road and take 1h:19m.  I did not replace the content of the new modes folder, which had foot_fast_rawtrack.dat only and no motorcar_fast_rawtrack.dat as in BRouter.

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Navigation & Guidance / Re: Offline navigation - BRouter v1.2+
« on: July 28, 2015, 09:26:18 »
I emptied Computer\XT1039\Internal storage\brouter\profiles2 of the five modes .brf files and substituted Locus_brouter.rar in their place.  A message 'Unknown problem' displays when trying to navigate either by foot or car.  I removed next the lookups.dat file, not knowing whether this should affect anything; the result was the same.  I have powered off and restarted the 'phone on two occasions.  It makes no difference.

So far as the red and blue routes are concerned: GraphHopper is better in the literal sense of 'Foot' because it appears to select a road  only when there is no alternative, which I like for walking, and that has been my experience when testing previous navigations.  BRouter appears not to concern itself with distance to start with but travels the final section by road.  Presented with those two choices to walk, I prefer GraphHopper.

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Navigation & Guidance / Re: Offline navigation - BRouter v1.2+
« on: July 27, 2015, 22:53:44 »
gynta
Regarding item 1: something is not correct.  In the instance I gave, the fast car time is 1h:19m, the same as by foot!   GraphHopper's time is 07m:09s, which is correct.  I have tried another example and the error is the same.  I am a jinx!

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Navigation & Guidance / Re: Offline navigation - BRouter v1.2+
« on: July 27, 2015, 22:40:57 »
1. Selecting the same destination as I used for GraphHopper yesterday, BRouter navigates along the road rather than prioritising footpaths.
Start = 51.50139,-0.924225
Destination = 51.517089,-0.981667

2. The BRouter app icon displays 'Select Main Action' and 'BRouter App' displays five routing profiles when tapped.
This simply is confirmation of what happens when the BRouter icon in the Apps screen is tapped, nothing more.

3. ...there is delayed action in the appearance of folders both on the 'phone and in Windows Explorer.
An example: I have installed BRouter on my 'phone.  A BRouter folder and subfolders are created.  Next, I wish to copy the *.rd5 files from my PC.  The BRouter folders are not visible in Windows Explorer and take a long time to appear.  I do not know what controls this delay.  The same BRouter folders can be seen in ES File Explorer immediately.  I should not have written this.  It is personal to my setup, perhaps.  But it can be disconcerting.

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Navigation & Guidance / Re: Offline navigation - BRouter v1.2+
« on: July 27, 2015, 20:30:19 »
gynta
I list below the steps I took based upon your earlier post:
Download brouter_1_2.zip (current revision, 4.4.2015) from http://brouter.de/brouter/revisions.html to C:\Users\(name)\Downloads\BRouter
Extract the files
Copy BRouter.apk alone from C:\Users\(name)\Downloads\BRouter\brouter_1_2 to storage\emulated\0 on the 'phone
Locate the .apk file on the 'phone and install
Close BRouter
Download the routing files (eg 5 files for uk) from the addresses below to C:\Users\(name)\Downloads\BRouter :
http://brouter.de/brouter/segments3/W10_N55.rd5
http://brouter.de/brouter/segments3/W5_N55.rd5
http://brouter.de/brouter/segments3/W10_N50.rd5
http://brouter.de/brouter/segments3/W5_N50.rd5
http://brouter.de/brouter/segments3/E0_N50.rd5
Copy all downloaded *.rd5 files to storage\emulated\0\brouter\segments3
Go to Main menu>Settings>Navigation in Locus Map.  Tap 'Navigation data source' and select 'BRouter'.

Below are my observations:
The link you provided to download BRouter prompted my browser to throw up a warning, 'Warning: Unsafe Website Blocked!'.  http://brouter.de/brouter/revisions.html throws up a warning, too, 'brouter_1_2.zip is not commonly downloaded and could be dangerous."  I feel this could be offputting to some users.
Clicking the icon on the right-hand side of 'Navigation data source' produces an orange window, "Service 'BRouter' has no settings".  GraphHopper displays the 'england.osm' file.
The screenshot of the navigation page attached shows BRouter is employed.
Selecting the same destination as I used for GraphHopper yesterday, BRouter navigates along the road rather than prioritising footpaths.  GraphHopper selected the footpaths.
Storage\emulated\0\brouter\segments3\carsubset is empty.
The BRouter app icon displays 'Select Main Action' and 'BRouter App' displays five routing profiles when tapped.
A final point: there is delayed action in the appearance of folders both on the 'phone and in Windows Explorer that could cause bewilderment to some users.

I thank you again for assisting me.

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Navigation & Guidance / Re: Offline navigation - BRouter v1.2+
« on: July 26, 2015, 20:59:47 »
It's the least I should do after your persistent help today.

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Navigation & Guidance / Re: Offline navigation - BRouter v1.2+
« on: July 26, 2015, 20:18:12 »
I shouldn't write this, but I had no success in getting BRouter to work (it suggests I am totally useless!) so I can't compare.  However, as others have written, I had found the process of choosing grid squares a chore.

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