Online search

Started by Marek Scholtz, May 05, 2023, 22:23:08

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freischneider

Quote from: Andrew Heard on August 17, 2023, 00:49:58Regards the latest 4.18.2 online search results & sharing from Google Maps. For me, it's the same experience as reported in previous beta @ https://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=8436.msg72716#msg72716. Although the release notes mention search improvement, I didn't notice any change.
I still have poor results here as well. Maybe it's because Google Maps doesn't append usable data when sharing. Coordinates would be important here. Maybe Google only gives the name. But also with this should come good results.
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michaelbechtold

@Jan: I gave 2 hiking target examples from BC, Canada many weeks back.
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Jan Čapek

Again that Google Maps sharing. :) Wait please for next release of the app, I believe it will have major impact on your experience in this. Marek and Menion are doing their magic tricks there now. ;) Lets just hope Google don't change the things on their side soon again..

On other hand, all reports of bad experience while using our new online search are welcomed as we are able to separate/sort  them into technical aspects which we are planning to focus on. This give us better ability to determine whether our expected implementations will make significant change for you or not. Thanks.

Andrew Heard

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Quote from: freischneider on August 17, 2023, 08:20:35I still have poor results here as well. Maybe it's because Google Maps doesn't append usable data when sharing. Coordinates would be important here. Maybe Google only gives the name. But also with this should come good results.
@freischneider - but the app that @0709 mentioned https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.donutpond.sharecoordinates a few weeks ago for sharing between GM & LM works perfect, so it is definitely not a Google Maps issue (IMHO). My Android version is old (V8) & @joeloc mentions issues with current Android. The developer says up to Android 10.
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freischneider

Sharing from G-Maps works perfectly with the new version. I tried it with different types of maps poi.
Thanks
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Andrew Heard

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4.18.2.2 - yes sharing GMaps to LM4 working for me too. Excellent. Although not mentioned in release notes?

settings > Navigation > Router (LoRouter) > Profiles setup > (spanner) Active profiles > random crash while list is displayed, happened once, didn't happen for this report ;-(
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Tapio

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Nice, but parsing of OLC still lacking ("HGVV+465, Lünen" not working).

I think this is the root cause for this: Autobahn parking fails to share to Locus, Locus finds another parking in the town. Umlaut issue?
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T-mo

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Seems like the filter-chain is not yet optimised.

I used some city names for simple search tests.
Was going for 'Gütersloh' and looked for the search-as-you-type-results.
'Güters' (while typing) is tricky as 'Güter' is a german word for cargo and goods, and street is 'Straße' in german, also starting with s - so you will get a lot of 'Güterstraße' of different towns, not that uncommon.
At least no city 'Gütersloh' as top-posititioned suggestion.
Google does different, quite experienced with searches, they classify search requests by types and top-position towns or other popular interests.
Similar to 'Dor' when going for Dortmund or Dorsten.

Maybe you prefer some close-range-experience, nevertheless I sometimes found myself in a situation to quickly look for some locations due to very different reasons. Currently I go with Google maps.

IMHO some category- and some priority-evaluation makes sense as part of the filter-chain (sorting of available results).
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freischneider

I like the online search more and more. Especially for LoPois. I search for the category "Parking lot" or "Water point" etc. They are all displayed and highlighted on the map. If I zoom out further, they are updated immediately.
Unfortunately, this is missing when you go to search offline locations (LoPois). Then only a list of POIs is displayed.
Please make the offline area the same as the online area.

Another idea. If there is an online connection, always search online. As soon as there is no longer a connection, automatically switch the search to offline. Now I always have to go to the menu in the search and change it. 
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Jan Čapek

Hi freischneider, thanks for the ideas. Yes, both are planned, we only had to put bigger search upgrades on hold due to other dev priorities, so hopefully we will get back to it in the mid of this year. So sorry it takes so long to continue on this.