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Re: No .tcx file support Locus ?
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2018, 17:45:23 »
Methods supported since Locus Pro V3.30.2

Navigation by gpx fileA tcx clone by gpx   ;)

A. Instructions in associated (wpt)waypoints.   (Import and export)

Successful navigation by (no extension) gpx (trk)track_navwpt file.
By track_navwaypoint file. Association by position AND timestamp.

Some gpx benefits compared to tcx.

- No character limit in name gpx or navwpt as in tcx name (15)course_(10)coursepoint. 
- (Optional) <desc> element can contain extra info.
- Supports not only basic L/R/S turn commands but all Locus turn variants by the [EN]<sym>.
- Supports multiple Via point Icons as there are the (266)Garmin ones, and (98)Locus ones.
- By (dropbox) file share easy fine tuning by alternative programs.
- Transfer inclusive freely positioned (poi)waypoints in the gpx file.
- Smaller total file size.

If the used gps end application already masters tcx course_coursepoint navigation it is relatively easy to realize a gpx track_waypoints navigation alternative succesfully. Result is even more optimal with gpx files, due to less restrictive rules. That's what Locus does.

Find example file in attachments:  11A_G_stwg_trk_navwpt_poi.gpx

Navigation by gpx fileA direct gpx (rte)route  :D
(IMO) Another simple and SUPERIOR method !

B. Instructions in rtept points.   (Import)

The wpt_poi list by the gpx (rte)route_navrtept method IS NOT cluttered by a huge amount of associated waypoints because instructions are discreetly hidden into the rtept's.


Fine tuning your file(s) by external (pc) program edits.

By pc program* gpx editor create a ** Via or Nav Point plus add freely positioned (poi)waypoints in the exported gpx file, a handy functionality that is incomprehensibly not offered by Locus.  >:(

Edit <sym>text by (pc) "gpx editor" or Notepad ++ etc.
The exact <sym>text must be known.

The Locus Navigation turn commands Icon list. (Route) by rte_navrtept.
Import this route into Locus. Tap the imported "Route from waypoints".
Choose trackdetails -> Waypoints.
The gpx <name>text is identical to gpx <sym>text.
In gpx <cmt> find the Morse Character used for turn announcements according to supported <sym>

More Info.
Navigation by free voice "Morse". (Locus store > Features > Morse Voice Samuel: Download).

*  gpx editor:

The most important supported navigation turn commands by tcx / fit /gpx

**  Unsupported commands by the gpx sym text automatically result in Via Point promotion.
      Free text in gpx cmt is displayed at the top panel of the navigation map.

Examples in the attachments. (Register and login into the forum !)
« Last Edit: August 26, 2020, 23:22:53 by 0709 »
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