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Offline davr

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Creating custom maps from png/gif/pdf?
« on: July 20, 2011, 19:22:15 »
Hi,

Is there a way to create a custom map for use in Locus, from an image of a map downloaded off a website? For example trail maps from park websites like
http://www.ebparks.org/files/parks/chab ... 0w_32c.gif

I found I could do it with Orux Maps, there's a tool "OruxMapsDesktop" that lets you import an image, specify lat/long coordinates and match them up to x/y pixel coordinates, and then it outputs a sqlite DB for use with OruxMaps. I would like either:
A) A tool that does the same thing for Locus, or
B) Be able to load Orux SQLite maps into Locus somehow (either natively, or via a tool that converts them to Locus format)

It's handy to be able to look at a GPS and see your location on the official park map which has all the trails marked...other sources such as OSM or MyTopo often don't have all the trails marked.

Thanks!
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Re: Creating custom maps from png/gif/pdf?
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2011, 05:35:06 »
I agree that would be awesome. In the meantime, try out Maprika. Let us know what you think!
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Re: Creating custom maps from png/gif/pdf?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2011, 08:53:30 »
guys, did you tried "On board calibration" function? :)
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Re: Creating custom maps from png/gif/pdf?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2011, 13:41:59 »
davr post this 20 Jul 2011, 19:22 :)
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Re: Creating custom maps from png/gif/pdf?
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2011, 17:09:28 »
Quote from: "davr"
Is there a way to create a custom map for use in Locus, from an image of a map downloaded off a website? !

See http://http://forum.asamm.cz/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=377
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Re: Creating custom maps from png/gif/pdf?
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2011, 17:39:17 »
ah, thanks gynta ... didn't noticed this ... and "spaeh" wrote "try out Maprika. Let us know what you think!" ... seems like advertisement on Maprica from author :D
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Re: Creating custom maps from png/gif/pdf?
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2013, 16:43:52 »
Would like to warm up this discussion/question especially for pdf.
Is there a solution known how to use a map from a .pdf file in Locus?
There are lots of public areas which offer maps as a pdf, just one example out of thousands available: http://www.nps.gov/arch/planyourvisit/u ... RCHmap.pdf
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Re: Creating custom maps from png/gif/pdf?
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2013, 17:15:55 »
I have another request. Don't you know a way how to duplicate a person? :)

I was already looking some time ago on a way, how to read PDF (better GeoPDF) files in Android. I think it's possible but it need some time. And this is what I don't have. So for now, I wish you good luck with searching for a simple way to reuse these maps ;) and who knows what will come in locus development ...
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Re: Creating custom maps from png/gif/pdf?
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2013, 18:58:29 »
google say:
Mymap.pdf(GeoPDF) to GeoTiff and..and..and..
So i quit this project too ;)
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