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Few questions/wishes regarding waypoints
« on: June 26, 2012, 21:28:24 »
I have problems finding this out in locus menu so please help me and if it's non-existing feature please implement.

1.Is it possible to change default waypoint icon ? I know this can be done upon waypoint creation however I would like to define which one icon will be the first suggested by locus

2.Is it possible to turn auto title creation ? I do record a lot of waypoints and it is problematic to type name every single time, takes time. It would be way much better if locus could increment number as title and allow to change it if desired.
For example : feature would allow user to define the syntax like for example forest###; this will result in waypoint creation of forest001, forest002, forest003 etc.

3. Would it be possible to allow user to define default photo width for waypoints KML export ? It is set for width="60px" but as for me it is too small and I have to edit manually every single exported KML file and change it to for example width="400px"

4. I know I can change label font size however it would great if there could be option to change colour of label text and colour of background for label. I work with different scanned maps and sometimes I need something with better contrast.

5. Is it possible to view waypoints and routes on single page but filtered by date of creation and merge export these to one file ? I'd like to have my route and photo waypoint exported to one KML.

thanks in advance
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Re: Few questions/wishes regarding waypoints
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012, 21:36:39 »
Hello,

1.  default icon is defined by category which you select during creating.

2. check new "Quick new point" feature in list of functions. I'm sure it will be very useful for you

3. I'm really setting there width 60px? Don't even know it :) I'll check it tomorrow

4. I'm worried that there is already quite a too much settings. If you have better colors instead of current, that will make text more readable (maybe just less alpha?), let me know

5. this is not currently possible

I'm usually forwarding people with interesting ideas on GetSatisfaction page, where others may vote for topics they like. Unfortunately there is a lot of very interesting ideas so I'm worried that these will not find too many people with interested in it, so they will end at bottom. So on point 3, I'll look. Others - if you anything from this consider as "really need", we should discuss it, but I cannot promise it will be done
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Re: Few questions/wishes regarding waypoints
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2012, 21:49:27 »
thank you for such quick reply

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2. check new "Quick new point" feature in list of functions. I'm sure it will be very useful for you

yes but it does not apply to 'new point (camera)' and I do a lot of these for a project
and every single time I have to insert name, and remember right number. I'm not asking for something
very hard to implement, just something that others like Oruxmaps already have as a feature.

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3. I'm really setting there width 60px? Don't even know it :) I'll check it tomorrow

that's what I'm getting in latest version

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4. I'm worried that there is already quite a too much settings. If you have better colors instead of current, that will make text more readable (maybe just less alpha?), let me know

for instance if you can set magenta background this will be easily readable on topo maps where you have a lot of green/blue/black colours; I know in previous versions of Locus label text was red and now it is black so there is possibility to change. If you worry about too much settings then please explain how to modify settings (.pref) file so I can change it by myself.
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Re: Few questions/wishes regarding waypoints
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 08:21:09 »
Hi,
2. about names - is only "auto-parameter" number of point, or also something more (for example time or location)?

3. check http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php/manual ... igcfg_file , parameter "export_photo_width". It will work in next version

4. I'll decrease a little bit alpha and we'll see. Magenta background should be nice on dark maps, but I need some universal color visible quite good on all possible maps - hard task I know
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Re: Few questions/wishes regarding waypoints
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 11:45:52 »
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2. about names - is only "auto-parameter" number of point, or also something more (for example time or location)?

auto-parameter name is enough as other values are already there

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Hi,
3. check http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php/manual ... igcfg_file , parameter "export_photo_width". It will work in next version

thank you

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Hi,
4. I'll decrease a little bit alpha and we'll see. Magenta background should be nice on dark maps, but I need some universal color visible quite good on all possible maps - hard task I know

it could be like above, leave the background like it is right now but allow user to edit this in config.cfg if you don't want to put this in GUI

BTW: Do you have any plans to introduce additional features like for example distance measuring tool ? I refer to feature from Oziexplorer where you can click start and walk a path, app will show you real time the distance you have walked since the start and you can have not only one but few such measurements. I know I can do some calculations of track being recorded, check points or hover the point to see the distance from the start however sometimes your path of walking and recorded track is not the same. For example I measure some area or border but I travel on path so I do pause recording to walk to next point of measurement. I'm not sure if you understand, distance of measurement and distance of walking would differ.
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Re: Few questions/wishes regarding waypoints
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2012, 12:28:32 »
understand. Something like - still running walk recorder - that do not show points on map but only compute walked time & distance etc. Yes there are plans, there is also a topic on getSatisfaction on this I think ... mnt ...
https://getsatisfaction.com/locus/topic ... _and_so_on
or also
https://getsatisfaction.com/locus/topic ... ps_rallies

so you may vote there. I think it should be nice and useful so plans for creating exist, but time is my enemy in this case
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Re: Few questions/wishes regarding waypoints
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 12:34:29 »
thanks and what about point 2 and 4 ? is there a chance of having this ?
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Re: Few questions/wishes regarding waypoints
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2012, 07:14:04 »
2. auto-name for waypoints is also as a topic on getSatisfaction with quite a lot votes
4. no this will not be implemented
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