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Offline johnc

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Compass pointer
« on: August 01, 2016, 00:00:46 »
Is there a way to have a digital value of the Locus compass red pointer direction? For instance, I was recently trying to identify one of two mountain peaks maybe 100 miles distant and 10 miles apart. The Locus compass displays a red arrow for the direction but it was not precise enough in this instance. I would like to know the actual compass bearing of that red pointer so I can use a separate mechanical compass and take a bearing with it. Thanks.   
 

Offline jgraef

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Re: Compass pointer
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2016, 07:07:21 »
Hi John.
for identifying mountains try this application: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.peakfinder.area.alps
For me it works really fine.
I am trying to find a solution for almost the same issue: Locating radio towers by cross bearing.
The best solution would be a zoomed camera view with cross hairs that stores position, bearing and accuracy of several measurement points and calculates the overlap aerea.
Maybe this would be a great feature for a future release of Locus. :)
Kind regards, Joerg.
 

Offline Haggi

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Re: Compass pointer
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2016, 08:01:54 »
Maybe something close to this topic... http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/triangulation-request

As for crosshair compass with camera view, I use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appyhand.bearingcompass
« Last Edit: August 01, 2016, 08:05:14 by Haggi »
 

Offline jgraef

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Re: Compass pointer
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2016, 19:08:24 »
Hi.
I found another application that seems to do exactly what i was searching for: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aeroware.androbearing

Joerg.