[Theme] Voluntary

Started by john_percy, March 04, 2013, 18:22:01

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john_percy

New versions uploaded in first post. Voluntary UK uses special Locus coding to scale dashed lines, Voluntary Hike UK avoids that.
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Bill Lancashire

I like this theme very much but I am still a little confused by the naming of the two options available for download:

Voluntary_Hike.zip contains the folder 'Voluntary UK' and it's contents
and
Voluntary_Hike_UK.zip contains the folder 'Voluntary_Hike_UK' and it's contents.

I use the 'OpenAndroMaps' therefore which of the two themes should I be using?

Many thanks,

Bill.
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john_percy

I quite agree it's confusing. I've updated the files now and and renamed them to avoid confusion. Voluntary UK uses special Locus coding to scale dashed lines, Voluntary Orux avoids that and is suitable for Orux Maps, Cruiser, Atlas etc.
Use OpenAndromaps to get the best out of this theme.
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Bill Lancashire

Quote from: john_percy on November 11, 2014, 20:48:44
I quite agree it's confusing. I've updated the files now and and renamed them to avoid confusion. Voluntary UK uses special Locus coding to scale dashed lines, Voluntary Orux avoids that and is suitable for Orux Maps, Cruiser, Atlas etc.
Use OpenAndromaps to get the best out of this theme.
Many thanks. That make it much clearer to me.
So if I use the Locus app with OpenAndroMap I would use 'Voluntary Orux'.  Is that correct?.

Bill.
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john_percy

I've had another attempt to remove the confusion (see the first post). Use the Locus package for Locus apps, and the Orux package for all other apps (Orux, Atlas, Cruiser). Use maps from OpenAndroMaps to get the best from either theme. Very sorry that I can't explain myself better the first time.
In Locus you may want to  turn on  Settings | Map-Advanced | Advanced Settings / Resolution of maps and set Settings | Map-Advanced | Vector Maps / Text Size and Settings | Map-Advanced | Advanced Settings / Scale Resolution to suitable values for your display.
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Bill Lancashire

Quote from: john_percy on November 11, 2014, 23:57:20
I've had another attempt to remove the confusion (see the first post). Use the Locus package for Locus apps, and the Orux package for all other apps (Orux, Atlas, Cruiser). Use maps from OpenAndroMaps to get the best from either theme. Very sorry that I can't explain myself better the first time.
In Locus you may want to  turn on  Settings | Map-Advanced | Advanced Settings / Resolution of maps and set Settings | Map-Advanced | Vector Maps / Text Size and Settings | Map-Advanced | Advanced Settings / Scale Resolution to suitable values for your display.

That's now all clear to me.

I was misunderstanding as I thought one of the versions was specifiacally for the 'Locus Shop - provided maps' whereas it is actually for the 'Locus app'.  I can now see what the effect is when I look at the two themes on my device.

Thanks again,

Bill.
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john_percy

#21
There is a bug in the MapWriter engine that produces extraneous vertical and horizontal lines at certain zoom levels where the "way" is closed (such as a raceway, airport perimeter track, and certain road layouts). This revision of the Voluntary bundle includes themes that attempt to fix this bug for raceways, runways and taxiways and unclassified and tertiary roads, although they do introduce other minor artefacts for the roads.
These images illustrate the bug, followed by "corrected" ones:


Versions that leave the roads unfixed are also included in the zip for download, which are in the first post as always.

I have also updated teh Locus version to give smoother contour lines and added a minimum zoom for various roads to appear, so low zoom maps do not have strange bits of road forced to appear by hiking or cycling ways. (That will make sense if you know the bug!)





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john_percy

Today's update in the first post: bugfix on unclassified highway areas. Also rendering of dams changed.
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UKlocusfan

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0n1y

#24
Best theme to date, is it possible to increase icon size for hi dpi displays? How to will be enough ) Thanks in advance.
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john_percy

There's a new scalable version coming very soon.

In the meantime, these are the adjustments in Locus:
Settings > Map advanced > Vector maps > Text size
Settings > Map advanced > Resolution of maps . [tick]
Settings > Map advanced > Scale resolution . [set]

Also for internal icons and text:
Settings > Map - objects and style > Map icons size
Settings > Map - objects and style > Text size

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0n1y

Unfortunately doesn't work for bus,  parking, school and other object icons, maybe change some line(s) and values in xml theme file?
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jusc

You can try to add somthing like  "scale-icon-size="17,1.2" to the end of line like:

  <symbol src="file:./symbols/busstop.png" scale="1.2" scale-icon-size="17,1.2" />
Regards J.
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john_percy

You can simply magnify the whole map by using
Settings > Map advanced > Resolution of maps . [tick]
Settings > Map advanced > Scale resolution . [set]

The revised theme will be available very soon, so I'd advise against doing a lot of work on the current theme.
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0n1y

Scaled version 2x become 2x laggy and drop fps on my moto. And blurry, of course.  :( Try to change lines manually and play with values while wait for new version. Thanks!
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