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Wishlist / Closing Wishlist in Forum
« on: May 22, 2012, 16:14:31 »

have a little wish... Please close wishlist here on forum and redirect to getsatisfaction instead...

Cheers, berkley

[DE] - deutschsprachiger Forumsbereich / Übersetzung gesucht
« on: April 12, 2012, 07:50:58 »
Hallo Leute,

ich bräuchte mal ein paar Tips, um "course bearing line" und "heading line" ins deutsche zu übersetzen...

Danke für eure Hilfe!

Grüßle, berkley

Tools / Real-Time information sharing with KML and Google Docs
« on: April 06, 2012, 13:57:41 »
Hi everybody,

I found a very nice way, to manage the informations you need on some POIs and tracks. Especially for informations, that change very often.
So I'll write this little turorial to get started.

What we'll gonna do:
    Creating this kml File: ... LTQ1R1J0UQ[/list]
    Enter data in a Google Doc: ... FlYUlhDd2c[/list]
    Edit your data and see changes in Locus

What you need on your phone:
    Locus :mrgreen: ...[/list]
    Google Docs ...[/list]
What you need on your Desktop PC:
    a text editor, i prefer Notepad++, but i works with others too

    Google Earth

(1) Create your kml file with Google Earth
Create a new folder in Google Earth and give it a name. Create 3 new points. Doesn't matter where these points are. Give them names. In this example, I chose "POI 1", "POI 2" and "POI 3". Right-click on the folder name and click "save location...". Save as kml file.
I created a sample file, you can download here: ... Z0tNek1UQQ

(2) Create the Spreadsheet on Google Docs
Log in to Google Docs: and create a new spreadsheet with 3 sheets called "POI 1", "POI 2" and "POI 3".
Enter your information for every POI you created in step (1). You can use all features that comes with Google Docs. In general, you can do this with every kind of Google Docs (Document, Presentation, Table,...), but for this example, I'll stay with a spreadsheet.
Same as in step (1), i created a sample spreadsheet, that you can use with the kml file, that gets linked later on: ... FlYUlhDd2c

(3) Get the URL for every sheet
On the menu bar in Google Docs click on "File -> Publish to the Web". (Btw, no need for sharing options!)
On the dialog under "Sheets to publish" choose "POI 1"and click "Start publishing".
Under "Get link to the published data, choose "WebPage" and "POI 1")
For our example, we'll get this link:
Code: [Select][b]gid=0[/b]&output=htmlThe interesting part about this link is almost at the end: "gid=0". The sheets are counted from 0. So sheet 1 or "POI 1" is gid=0. POI 2 is gid=1.

(4) Adding description to the kml from step (2)
It's getting a bit tricky now, i hope you understand this part :D
Now you open your kml in your favorite text editor. You should see something like this for every point:
Code: [Select]
<name>POI 1</name>

What we now do is adding the description to this POI. between the tags <name> and <Point>, we'll add the description tag: "<description></description>". In addition with iframe, we'll get our Google Spreadsheet working. Your code should now look like this now:
Code: [Select]
<name>POI 1</name>
<iframe src=""
scrolling="yes" width="500" height="600" frameborder="0"> </iframe>
where the additional tags mean:
scrolling="yes": options yes or no. En- or disable scrolling
width="500" height="600": the width and the height for the iframe
frameborder="0": options 0 and 1. display a boarder around the iframe
Do this procedure for every POI in the description.
You should get this file: ... LTQ1R1J0UQ

(5) Open this kml in Locus
Now open this file in Locus and see how it works.  :mrgreen:
As this is a kml file, you can import it or use it in MapsItemsManager.
Click on a POI and see the description. Make changes on the Google Document, wait 5 minutes for the next auto-refresh and your changes are there!

This is just a tutorial to get started. There are plenty of possibilities for iframes used in a kml file in combination with Google Docs. Imagine the possibilities!!!  :mrgreen:
As I heard, there is a planned feature for CSV Import. The export of the Spreadsheet can be changed from "output=html" to "output=csv" and you'll get an updated and always synced CSV file for import to Locus... :ugeek:

Cheers, berkley

Discussion/New features / Help me getting a new GPS receiver
« on: February 08, 2012, 10:37:25 »
Hello everybody,

unfortunatly my bluetooth gps receiver isn't working anymore. So i thought, I start some topic to ask you guys, which receivers you use and why? Maybe you can give me some hints to get a new one?

As far as I can see, the most differences between the gps receivers are the chips they use. There is
    u-blox Antaris
    Sirf III

Which is best? :D

Cheers, berkley

Free chat / [READ] Android Market Giveaway [READ]
« on: December 06, 2011, 21:52:20 »
Guys, I know, this is totally off-topic... but I must share this...

No one knows why, but Google put 10 paid apps on the market for 10 cents each... ... DYwNTMyIl0.


Sorry, Menion... I am on Edomondo Sports Tracker now  :roll:

Under review / Weather Widget
« on: November 22, 2011, 17:49:29 »
Just an idea, that came on my mind...

I like the weather service in Pro version a lot. So why don't make a weather widget. It could show the next days with the same symbols as provided in Locus Pro. Displayed options could be the current location or a given location.

What do you think of it?

Declined / Profiles for different GPS settings
« on: July 26, 2011, 06:46:52 »
Hi there,

we talked many times before about "profiles" for different GPS settings. I recently noticed, that it is already there!
The not so new feature for backing up and restoring your settings makes this possible. All we need is a function to add this feature to right or top panel. So you could easily switch between different settings (profiles) if you want to.

If the function is called, you'll see a list of all available settings and simply choose one. In addition to that, there could be some default settings for new unexperiened users. Like "Car", "Bike", "Bluetooth GPS". Also some options including battery consumption with three or four levels starting from "low energy consupmtion" and ending with "high accurancy".

What do you think about this?

Cheers, berkly

Implemented / Track recording - limit points on map
« on: July 11, 2011, 09:30:36 »
Hi Menion.

The new feature to limit points on map is great. Because long trips have a lot of points. And a lot of Points means using a lot of RAM. And a lot of used RAM slows down the speed of the device. But using the feature as it is right now, you do not see your complete track on the map.

So what about an extended option to this feature. For example:
- show latest x (=1.000) Points on map
- hide y (=95%) of all other Points on map

In this way, you could see your complete track with the latest recorded points very acurate and always have an overview of your complete track.

Hope you understand?

Cheers, berkley

Implemented / Settings for Map Rotation
« on: June 15, 2011, 16:16:59 »
Hi there,

would it be possible to make a setting, where you can choose what happens when you press "map rotation". I'm always using real map rotation. I just ran the "change view" one time, to find out, that it's worthless to me. So.. Any chances, to have this done?

Cheers, berkley

Implemented / Improving Digital Zoom
« on: June 15, 2011, 16:14:24 »

I switch very often between regular and digital zoom. It is very annoying to find the zoom level you used before toggling.
It would be very nice, if Locus "remembers" the zoom level you were before toggling to or from digital zoom.

What do you think about it?

Cheers, berkley

Troubles & Questions / Location Cache [root necessary]
« on: June 14, 2011, 18:41:33 »
Hi there,

i recently discovered an app: ... oncachemap

As Locus replaces more and more apps in one great app, i thought it would be a nice idea to do the same as "Location Cache" does within Locus.

What do you think about it?

Cheers, berkley

Discussion/New features / NTRIP client released
« on: May 21, 2011, 15:54:24 »
Hi Guys,

just discovered an app on the market: ... tripclient

It is a NTRIP client to improve GPS quality. Will mean, with the right Bluetooth GPS Receiver you'll get submeter accuracy!!! You have to have access to some RTK broadcaster, register here:

I personally didn't get it to work right now. Even with the windows NTRIP client from same dev:

I guess, it's a lack of my Bluetooth device, which has a MTK II Chipset: ... 18XT-F.htm

Tried to configure it with this little tool:

Maybe someone wants to try it and check if he gets it to work? Maybe someone with a GPS device with a built-in u-blox or antaris chipset? Use this tool to setup your device: ... enter.html

I know I know, a lot of links and a lot to test. Please, if you do some testing, be sure what you do. It won't brick your phone, but you can destroy your GPS device!!!

Let us know, if someone gets it to work without buying a 5.000 $ GPS device :D

Cheers, berkley

Implemented / [XDA] POI Warner
« on: March 18, 2011, 15:44:04 »

another wish from an user of XDA-developers.
Here's the original post: ... stcount=77

Thanks a lot for your great job
you now, for me i realy need this app in my phone
because i cant find a map of my country for any GPS applications

but i have a demand :
So can you add an option to add an alarm has specific seats
as a fuel pump, hotels soon I will be in its interval (800m or 1 Km ...)

So, what do you think of it?

Implemented / [XDA] Quick POI buttons
« on: March 18, 2011, 15:38:12 »

i publishing here a wish from an user of xda-developers.
Here is the link to the original post: ... stcount=81

If I may have a suggestion I think it would be nice to have something like quick POI button.which means for example when I hover over certain point on the map and place the red cross over it by hitting this button the editing tab would open and I could edit POI info,insert picture etc.I think long press on a point is a bit cumbersome for adding it always loads the address if the place and sometimes it's not what I want there so I have to go to categories-POIs and do the editing there.adding pictures from gallery would be also nice.
Thank you.

So, what do you think of this?

Discussion/New features / Getting social?
« on: March 09, 2011, 07:16:02 »

I was wondering if it would be a good idea to have some social networking in Locus?
There are several location based services...
- Facebook
- Foursquare
- Latitude
- Twitter
- many others

What do you think? Is it getting too complex with this?

Greetz, berkley

Sorry Menion!  :mrgreen:

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