Local roads, dirt roads or hiking paths in vector maps

Started by Chasake, January 30, 2012, 00:43:09

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I have a problem when using vector maps. I'm not sure if the behaviour is caused by Locus or by the mapsforge vector maps generator, so that's why I ask here :):

In Locus when I switch to the online OSM-maps or Google maps I can clearly see small roads or footpaths on the map: http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=47.58 ... 5&layers=C or http://maps.google.nl/maps?ll=47.581881,9.848793. When I switch the the Germany map downloaded from http://download.mapsforge.org/maps/europe/ these local paths ARE displayed but they look more like normal roads (white fat lines (just like roads) with brownish border around it). That makes using the vector map for hiking a lot less attractive because you cannot clearly see what kind of road you will deal with when hiking. Obviously you can download the OSM or Google image versions of the map in Locus instead, but I don't have a data-connection when in Germany and probably no wifi-access either so I need to know what part to download in advance instead of just using the complete vector map.

Is there a way make these paths a bit more distiguishable? I have used MapDroyd before starting to use Locus and MapDroyd also uses some kind of vector maps (not sure where they get them from). I didn't like the limited functionality of MapDroyd but in that program the footpaths are shown as dotted lines which is really handy.