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New GPSies Cue Sheet function and Locus
« on: June 25, 2013, 20:51:37 »
Hi,
today Klaus Bechtold from GPSies announced a new feature: http://blog.gpsies.com/article/188/abbi ... -erstellen (sorry, I just found the German version). So when you download a track from GPSies you can set a option to add waypoints giving turn instructions. So in a GPX-file you have the normal track points and special way points with remarks for turning.
This whole thing got me thinking about my usage of Locus while heading aroung in the woods with my mountainbike. Usually I have a normal track, set "Guiding on" and when I think I need to know where I am and where to go I get the phone out of the pocket and have a look. But I allways wanted to try the guiding sounds or anything else reminding me of turns. So is there a way to just notified for the waypoints added by GPSies and not every trackpoint? My tracks are usually detailed and do not have just trackpoints at the turns.
Beside this: A collegue of mine had an Nokia N8 with an outdoor navigation software which turned on the display whenever a new waypoint came near. So he mounted his phone on the handle bar and saw the map at each waypoint. This would be great if Locus could do this as well.
I like Locus a lot, but because of the huge funcionality I really get lost. Maybe all this works, but I am currently not able to set it up. My main problem is, that testing of guiding is not so easy because you have to move around.
Maybe someone can help me.
Bye
Tusor
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Re: New GPSies Cue Sheet function and Locus
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2013, 22:16:06 »
Quote from: "Tusor"
Hi,
today Klaus Bechtold from GPSies announced a new feature: http://blog.gpsies.com/article/188/abbi ... -erstellen (sorry, I just found the German version). So when you download a track from GPSies you can set a option to add waypoints giving turn instructions. So in a GPX-file you have the normal track points and special way points with remarks for turning.
This whole thing got me thinking about my usage of Locus while heading aroung in the woods with my mountainbike. Usually I have a normal track, set "Guiding on" and when I think I need to know where I am and where to go I get the phone out of the pocket and have a look. But I allways wanted to try the guiding sounds or anything else reminding me of turns.
Independent of this new GPSies feature: Did you try http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php/manual ... gs:guiding Tracks/Notify when switching to another point.
For me it doesn't work too bad (I used it with brouter created tracks), only few redundant notifications like "go straight". Main thing missing is notification when you left the track (inadvertantly).
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Re: New GPSies Cue Sheet function and Locus
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2013, 06:40:47 »
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Did you try http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php/manual ... gs:guiding Tracks/Notify when switching to another point.
I must admit, that I did not try this.
But Yesterday I found GPS Route Simulator. This enables me to test the guiding functions comfortably. So this will be the next to try.
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Re: New GPSies Cue Sheet function and Locus
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2013, 08:06:06 »
OK, just tried it. I used the Text-to-Speech notification when switching to another point. And in my simulation it seemed to work quite well. Unfortunately this notification came at almost every trackpoint. The new algorithm used by GPSies addes fewer waypoints at the more important locations. Therefore I see two solutions: One would be to improve the notifications by Locus so they will just appear when I really have to turn. The second would be to change the guiding funcionality so that it hops from waypoint to waypoint instead of trackpoint to trackpoint. So the quite well working algorithm from GPSies could be used to mark the important way points automatically.
The next test will be brouter, as I came across it during my search for solutions numerously.
As you already mentioned the missing notification when the track was left should be added. Because when you miss a turn you get no information about having done anything wrong.
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Re: New GPSies Cue Sheet function and Locus
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2013, 12:38:20 »
An easy introduction for Locus users you can find here:
viewtopic.php?f=26&t=2987&start=20
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Re: New GPSies Cue Sheet function and Locus
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2013, 12:39:27 »
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As you already mentioned the missing notification when the track was left should be added. Because when you miss a turn you get no information about having done anything wrong.
Please request this here:
https://getsatisfaction.com/locus/topic ... _your_ears
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Re: New GPSies Cue Sheet function and Locus
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2013, 07:30:30 »
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An easy introduction for Locus users you can find here:
viewtopic.php?f=26&t=2987&start=20
Thank you very much for this link. This might come handy in some situations. Usually I plan my tours by hand. Maybe I should think about this procedure.
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Re: New GPSies Cue Sheet function and Locus
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2013, 12:47:44 »
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