custom live tracking improvements

Started by tartiflix, April 14, 2022, 09:26:03

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tartiflix

Hi,
It seems that the latitude/longitude parameters are mandatory when creating a custom live tracking; I think it would be very useful to let create "view only" live trackings to see the positions / traces of other people without transmitting your own position. When these parameters are omitted, of course the minimal distance and accuracy should be ignored, and the absence of movement or disabling the GPS should not prevent live tracking to work.
I have not tried to see if the server can return a kml/kmz file, instead of a gpx?
Also, I did not find a way to rename a live tracking setting.
Finally, maybe some parameters could be set to be sent only when starting or stopping the tracking, and not for scheduled connections; this would allow to differentiate someone who stopped tracking non-voluntarily (no battery, no signal...) or voluntarily, or to purge previous positions.
(for Locus Map Classic)
Thanks!
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Menion

Hi,
in case of custom live-tracking, I expect that there is some (your own) server solution. In such case, it should be better a server-side feature > "Do not display my location".

Anyway feature requests for custom live-tracking solution should be published (firstly please check if they do not already exist) on our help desk site. Thanks.
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tartiflix

Yes, the server chooses to return a gpx/kml or not, but the issue is that Locus should not require the GPS to be on, and the position to be accurate, and to have moved, to use and update this live tracker.

Thanks, I did that https://help.locusmap.eu/topic/27907-custom-live-tracking-improvements
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Menion

The purpose of this service is to report own location. Fact that custom live-tracking is able also to receive and display data is not the primary purpose of this feature.

What you need may be anyway accomplished by the so-called "KML Network link" enabled over "Map items". So with created network link and support on the server, you should be able to periodically download data from the defined server.
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