Presettings for maps (link specific overlay, shadow, theme to each map)

Started by Denny, August 12, 2022, 11:35:42

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Denny

Hello community and developers, I spent many hours searching forum or tweaking the app without success.
I use locus map Classic, and I have to switch often between 2 maps: Offline OpenAndroMaps with shading and satellite online map with an overlay of the same OpenAndroMaps with removed background and no shading.
The result of this switch is changing the background of the OAM with satellite image. When hiking this is very useful to look at terrain type and references: rocks, woods, meadow, buildings and so on.
I found myself switching dozens of times to check satellite background and then back to OAM to have a more clear view of paths. This changing process is very slow, impling switching maps, then activate overlay, then removing background of OAM and turning shading off. A lot of taps and time.
Presets will be the solution but I can't set map or overlay inside them. Is there any solution to make this map change less cumbersome? Is there some set to link an overlay to a map?
Many thanks to all
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Tapio

I think you're spot on, you want to change a set of options and the current solution could be presets - if we convince Menion to make maps part of the system. I tried already, but he wasn't convinced.

Btw, do you know longtap mapscreen content button toggles previous/last map? This may help you a bit. I toggle between oam vector vs. offline satmap this way. Have never really noticed the unwanted map shading on satmaps.

Maybe there's a way to create a merger of offline satmap + overlay, idk
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Denny

Yes, I agree that adding map selection and overlay with its options in presettings will solve this problem.
Why not so many users asking for this? I think that many locus users are unaware of the possibility to have vector maps trails with satellite background.
Each friend or hiker I show the OAM maps with sat background ask me how to do this, you clearly view all trails and paths, with elevation curves/POI and the plus of seeing terrain type with lot of details that are not present in vector maps background.
But sometimes satellite background is dark or same color of paths and you have to view normal vector maps background. So the need of quick shifting between the 2 maps with overlay settings linked.
I don't know if shadowing is applied over sat images if left on, but I prefer to disable not to slow down the app.

I tried in locus map classic to long press the blue rectangle button at bottom left but nothing happens.
This is the button that open content of the map with map selection, layers, themes...
Maybe this trick is only for locus 4 and not classic version...




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Tapio

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