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Offline mimichris

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Map displayed according to the GPS
« on: August 01, 2012, 15:52:45 »
I fail to find the function in parameters, to display maps based on GPS position, I have a map displayed does not correspond to the GPS position, so there is no map displayed but a blank check, how to set up for a new map is displayed according to the GPS ?
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Re: Map displayed according to the GPS
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2012, 17:53:08 »
"Automatic switch in between surrounding maps whilst on the move" is listed under Features > Maps > Offline Maps. However, I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do this.

I had downloaded USGS topo map tiles for the central Appalachian Mountains of the eastern USA, and they work. But, when I turn on the GPS in a new area, I cannot figure out which map corresponds to my current location.

Some sort of index map of the saved maps, as in the latest Google Maps offline maps feature, would be great. (BTW, found you can only download 6 Google Maps tiles to your phone.) Or, the ability to automatically switch to an offline map corresponding to the current location would be even better. I suspect that Locus Pro will do this, but I have no idea how to make it work.

Any help appreciated.
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Re: Map displayed according to the GPS
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2012, 18:05:33 »
Hi guys,
  "Map auto-load" feature do not work for you (did you tried last possibility under this settings)? There is also ability to display list of nearest maps. For this, you should enable in menu > settings > maps - control > quick switch button (set to "always"). You should then see in top left corner on map new icon, that contain list of nearest maps. Maybe this should helps you also.
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Re: Map displayed according to the GPS
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2012, 23:11:51 »
Your suggestion worked, thanks. Locus has so many features that I never found this toggle.

Menu > Maps (or click the Maps icon top right of screen) (shows Map manager screen) > Menu >click Map autoload > (popup window) > check radio button for "Auto-loads of exactly same type only"

and then it autoloads the correct map.

I checked this by doing the following:
Menu > Maps (or click the Maps icon top right of screen) (shows Map manager screen) > Menu > uncheck all but Personal

However, I did note that in Map manager whatever downloaded/saved map you had initially selected is highlighted in red and bold, even if Locus has automatically switched to a downloaded map that corresponds to your GPS location. Not sure if this is a bug or a feature.
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Re: Map displayed according to the GPS
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2012, 15:52:52 »
hmm the first selected map is still something like "mother-map" so it still handle all transformations of coordinates etc. So it's not directly bug, but I can confirm that it may be little bit confusing. Anyway highlighted map is just still main map. So when you close Locus, it still load this map as a first one etc.
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