Atomatically switch between multiple offline maps

Started by guest952, July 16, 2011, 14:19:52

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I've recently switched to android from the venerable winMo 6.5 and I came across Locus as a replacement for NaviComputer.
While Locus is shiny and has a lot of feature I find that some basic stuff is sorely missing.
Namely offline map handling compared to NaviComputer.
With NaviComputer I can have multiple maps of the same area, so far so good, but NaviComputer will switch maps automagicaly if the current doesn't cover the zoom level (and another does).

Let me illustrate:
I have a low zoom map of the world  zoom levels 1-6 (55mb), my country 6-10 (35mb), my city 11-18 (150mb).
If I position the center of the map on my city while zoomed out, I can just start zooming in and it will switch between the maps seamlessly.
If I have more then one map of an area at the same zoom-level I can switch between them manually.

It makes a hell of a lot more sense then the way it's implemented now.


Is no one interested in such a feature?
One of the benefits of having granular maps is that you don't have to carry gigabytes of stuff, but just load the hi-res maps before you go on a journey.


See here: //

I haven't tried it yet. If you do, let me know how it works.


I'm very intereted. Swithcing maps is very difficult in the moment. Locus shoud at least propose other offline maps when mpving to white area.


current system involve "Quick map switch button". Some automatic switch between maps is very hard in application that support wide range of map formats
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