Refreshing cache of online maps

Started by locusfan, March 25, 2012, 20:12:09

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I'm using Locus for a while right now and I collected quite a lot of tiles during this time. Since some of the tiles are quite old, I realize, that many of them are out of date. This is easy to say, because old and new tiles have a different design and some details are missing.

Now I'd like to refresh selected tiles. Of cause I could delete the whole cache, but this would mean reloading *all* of them. This is of course no good idea - thinking of the map providers...

So I suggest implementing one or more of the following options:

1. Adding a setting "Maximum age of tiles (days)" with default = 365 and also an option "never". Tiles that are older then the number of days given here would be refreshed with the online version (if possible), others would be taken from the cache.
2. A checkbox somewhere on the download tab of the map manager: "Overwrite existing tiles".
3. The download manager could obey the previously mentioned "Maximum age..." setting alternatively.
4. A possibility to refresh the current view with the online version  - something like a function "Update current view with online tiles".
5. Replacing the current (binary) setting "Offline Mode" in "Settings / Map / Extended settings" by a dropdown box with three values:
    - "Offline mode"
    - "Online - use saved offline tiles if available. Use online tiles otherwise" (This would load tiles only if they are missing - like today)
    - "Online - use online tiles if internet is availabe. Use offline tiles otherwise" (This would always load tiles, but allow using maps when internet is not availabe. Suitable for flatrate users...)

I' prefer a combination of options one and three if possible


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hi guys. point 1 is already there when you tap on single online map in list isn't it?

point 2 + points 3 (as separate settings) is something I wanted for a long time to do. May you please repost this idea on getsatisfaction? thanks

point 4, 5 - I don't see it much useful. This may also be posted on Getsatisfaction (maybe as separate idea)?
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