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direct access to hiking databases
« on: February 05, 2014, 21:42:17 »
hi folks,

it would be very charming to load hiking, skiing or other existing tracks with description from bergfex, (outdooractive), gpsies or other databases (apemap has a similar menu with a limited access to outdooractive)

how do you think about?

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Re: direct access to hiking databases
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2014, 22:48:14 »
First, it sounds good. But at the second I think it would be better to use specialised filters or other criterias the sites have. Downloading and importing selected tracks should be not so difficult.

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Re: direct access to hiking databases
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2014, 08:13:11 »
Downloading and importing selected tracks should be not so difficult.

it may depend on a bug, but it isn't easy as it sounds. many tracks of certain plattforms and all bergfex.at downloaded gps tracks are changing their names when importing.

means e.g. the filename of a track is "abcd_efgh_ijklmno_001.gpx" and the name in locus after import is "70321" which makes  a very confused handling if you download a bundle of tracks for your holidays on pc.

can i make locus to open/import *.gpx files directly from explorer if i click them? the system menu shows installed script manager or orux maps but not locus to open those files.

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Re: direct access to hiking databases
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2014, 09:15:49 »
I would like to support the idea of gps-portal clients built in Locus.
Tried the gpsies app without any success similar to their mobile device optimized website. Its very useless and frustrating.
Other portals are better but circuitous.

I guess there are API for every portal. Would be nice to have a connection. May be as an Add-on...
 

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Re: direct access to hiking databases
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2014, 09:50:20 »

can i make locus to open/import *.gpx files directly from explorer if i click them? the system menu shows installed script manager or orux maps but not locus to open those files.

hnd

Hi bugfix,

If you press a filename with *.gpx longer then you can select 'share' from popup window and in the following window you can select p.e. Locus pro or Locus free. Maybe this behavior depends on file explorer you are using. For me doing x-plore this job. Btw. 'share' function is in most apps on android.

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Re: direct access to hiking databases
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2014, 10:10:29 »
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Tried the gpsies app without any success
open "gpsies mobil app" open the track you want/ klick on icon"men with flag"/open with/open with locus
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Re: direct access to hiking databases
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2014, 10:25:11 »
I would like to support the idea of gps-portal clients built in Locus.
Tried the gpsies app without any success similar to their mobile device optimized website. Its very useless and frustrating.
Other portals are better but circuitous.

I guess there are API for every portal. Would be nice to have a connection. May be as an Add-on...

I don't like collecting data neither for searching machines nor for apps on android (in this case Locus). That's the reason I prefer a more uncomfortable way with meta searching machines resp. download from one source and import in another destination.

Only my way!

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Re: direct access to hiking databases
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2014, 20:26:46 »
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Tried the gpsies app without any success
open "gpsies mobil app" open the track you want/ klick on icon"men with flag"/open with/open with locus
Thanx, i know :)
But searching and filtering and checking the results is sometimes painful with the gpsies app.
Anyway...i prefer gps-info and now outdooractive.
 

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Re: direct access to hiking databases
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2014, 09:25:24 »
I don't like collecting data neither for searching machines nor for apps on android (in this case Locus). That's the reason I prefer a more uncomfortable way with meta searching machines resp. download from one source and import in another destination.

goood morning!

it shouln't be complicated to make a setting to switch of any functinality of "track chooser" but it would be very comfortable to have one which combines some portals like gpsies/outdooractive and so on.

in my mind all the provided information on those online portals based on user input and track selector doesn't shows data by reading the gpx files itself.

a own mask could show the file or track name the gpx embedded data, the headline and description of the portal and the kind of activity (like hiking, ski-hiking, bicycle etc.)

this would be unique for the providing app (locus?)

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Re: direct access to hiking databases
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2014, 13:08:12 »
hi,
  I agree that this should be useful. Unfortunately it's not currently in out time possibilities. This is very nice idea for some developers that wants to learn something about android or for site owners ...
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