Dear users, We’re glad to introduce the new version of Locus Map – 3.5.0. What is the most important change? Maybe the application icon. Have you noticed it yet? Locus has new icon in the style of material design. More modern, what do you think? But let’s examine other changes.
Offline vector maps with POI database
In Locus store are are available new versions of offline vector maps for all world countries. Vector maps in Locus 3.5.0 are optimized for devices with high resolution. We also improved the themes for vector maps – especially the SKI theme could be interesting for you at this moment. But the main improvement comes with offline database of POI (Point of interest). Every vector map contains set of points that can be shown over arbitrary maps. You can search for the points around you. In case that you have shown vector map, then simply touch the icon and Locus shows some additional information. You can list the POIS via Menu > More > Points of interest. Please note that this feature is still in beta and it can change in the future.
Widget for track recording
New version of Locus offer for you new widgets that enable to start track recording without starting Locus. There are two sizes – the bigger one provides more information and you can add points to the recorded track directly from the widget.
We’ve introduced new pop-up balloons in the last version and it seems that these pop-ups are very popular. We’ve received dozens of ideas how to customize or improve this feature. It’s not possible to add everything but we selected the most wanted like distance, last logs for geocachers. What do you think? Is it better?
As usually there are lots of other improvements. You’ve probably noticed that loading map (tiles) is quicker than in previous version. Export and Import of GPX file correctly handle the color of the track, improved is also a selection of the track on the map. Enjoy it Your Locus team