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Re: Offline POI database
« Reply #120 on: August 25, 2014, 10:27:09 »
hmm intersting idea. I already see it - customizable 'View'. You simply define which folders you're interested in and store this selection. So you'll get something like 'Hiking', 'All', 'City' and simply by switch, you change visible folders. Fine :)
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Re: Offline POI database
« Reply #121 on: August 31, 2014, 00:08:38 »
Dear menion,

I just recently used the offline POIs for a hiking trip, and they are a great addition to a great program. However, I noticed that the database doesn't include height information. When using the Augmented Reality plugin for identifying mountain peaks, those peaks are all shown at the same height. Is there a way to include height information in the offline POIs, or alternatively load it automatically for all temporary items?

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Re: Offline POI database
« Reply #122 on: August 31, 2014, 09:44:27 »
hi,

because just a few months ago I highly improved performance of offline altitude compute, I think it's not a problem to add altitude values to points directly in Locus (from downloaded HGT files). So done, it will work in next version.
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Re: Offline POI database
« Reply #123 on: August 31, 2014, 11:46:46 »
Perfect, thanks a lot!
 

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Re: Offline POI database
« Reply #124 on: September 07, 2014, 08:11:24 »
Sorry don't find a place where to download the offline poi database?
 

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Re: Offline POI database
« Reply #125 on: September 07, 2014, 08:25:20 »
first post ...
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Re: Offline POI database
« Reply #126 on: September 07, 2014, 09:32:12 »
Take a look on first post of this thread ;)
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Re: Offline POI database
« Reply #127 on: September 07, 2014, 10:58:13 »
Thanks, I catched it in Google and have them extracted in Locus/mapsvector
But neither in Free not in Pro there is an icon for offline poi? To start it.
I had such an icon in a earlier free version?

This point is missing in my installations ?

 firstly you need to check if database work. this may be done in:
Menu -> More  -> TESTING FEATURES -> Points of interest
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Re: Offline POI database
« Reply #128 on: September 07, 2014, 13:50:24 »
primarily for this BETA function you need also a open Locus FREE test version
...but currently there is no new test version available...

btw.
As already mentioned here:
http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=3267.msg22925#msg22925
and here
http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=3267.msg22927#msg22927
and here
http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=3267.msg26955#msg26955
and here
http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=3267.msg30978#msg30978
...



@Menion

...
How to:
- ...
- extract file and place it right to the same place as you vector map.
  If your file will have exactly same name, it will be used automatically together with vector map
....

What means "it will be used automatically"?
because it works with all maps (online, personal,vector)
Only the POIdb is needed in (default or assigned) Vector maps folder.

and btw.
It works very well for a quick search around your position.
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Re: Offline POI database
« Reply #129 on: September 07, 2014, 14:34:29 »
Thanks, finaly after hopping around it is clear now: I need not to wonder that I cann't find the poi-button in the free version.
The reference to thread nr. 1 is a bit misleading.
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Re: Offline POI database
« Reply #130 on: September 07, 2014, 15:50:03 »
At your own risk..
Try to load this backup (only setting)
Be careful and backup your Locus first

 
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Re: Offline POI database
« Reply #131 on: September 07, 2014, 21:57:42 »
@gynta
Thanks for help. I hope there will be a new beta in the near future.
Tomorrow I will go hiking for a week in the alps.
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Re: Offline POI database
« Reply #132 on: November 04, 2014, 21:26:44 »
@ Menion
we need a new word in crowdin

pitch in DB means:
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leisure=pitch is used for an area designed for playing a particular sport, normally designated with appropriate markings. Examples include: tennis court, basketball court, ball park.

WRONG: Náklon

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Re: Offline POI database
« Reply #133 on: November 05, 2014, 05:23:46 »
you 're checking also Czech translations? :). I know about this and I'll add new work before offline POI will be officially out, thanks
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MBTile map with POI-infos in UTFgrid as solution for Offline POI database?
« Reply #134 on: November 10, 2014, 14:31:57 »
With v3.4.0 Locus supports MBTile map with interactive UTFgrid data layer, see http://www.locusmap.eu/news-version-3-4-0/

I've the impression UTFgrid could be a big step towards an Offline POI database: If a UTFgrid-enabled map was used as a map overlay, so over the vector map, it could show POI data as popup upon a tap, that is elsewise "locked away" within the mapsforge files - e.g. the phone number of a hut, opening hours of a supermarket, grades & routes & stone of a climbing spot. To me, it seems to be a very quick & easy yet clean way to make POI data accessible offline, because Locus seems to already have all required functionality - all we need is a transparent MBTile map with POI-info as UTFgrid.

The only thing I'm not sure of because I don't know the format well enough: Can we also search inside the data (string matching) and then retrieve the coordinates of matching data sets? I guess it's possible because the data is plain text and stored in a SQlite file, so SELECT * WHERE ... shall work.

And I do not mind that the map and it's data layer are separate files - this allows to update the data in another frequency than the map, reducing the download sizes.
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