Custom points, geocaches, displaying several routes at once… Finally, this massively expected functionality, which we call the ugly word “multicontent” in the office, is fully available in our web planner-library at web.locusmap.app.
To get your user content on the web, you need to sync your Locus Map with the cloud. As we wrote here, here and here, a Premium Gold subscription is required for this and you have to start the first synchronization manually. Then just log in to web.locusmap.app with the same account as in the application and you can browse your routes and points.
Show points on the map
The Points category has been added to your web library, displaying all your user points of interest, caches, etc .:
You can add your points on the map in whole folders:
You can “activate” as many points as you want, but they may not all appear above the map at once (there’s a limit against browser congestion). In addition, where points overlap, the browser concentrates the points into groups. So in order to see a specific point on the map, you need to zoom in on the map.
You can find a specific point in a folder and click on it to display it on the map. At the same time, the details of the point will show on the left:
When you move the cursor to a point, a popup opens offering to add the point to the planned route, view details or the entire folder:
A geocaching trip
Geocaching players quite often use Locus Map, in which they have a lot of caches downloaded. Thanks to the new functionality of the web library, it can now display these caches in the web route planner and plan the fun for the whole day.
Just select the appropriate activity (on foot, by bike, by car, it can also be combined) and gradually add caches to the route:
The panel on the left shows an itinerary with distances, estimated time on the route and other statistics, below the map is a graph of elevation with marked stops:
Now you just need to save the route, automatic synchronization will take care of moving it to the mobile application. And you can go.
More routes on the map
In order to be able to plan a route that you have not yet taken, it is good to know where you have already traveled. So show on the map all the trips you have already been on. In the web library, select all the routes you need. They will be highlighted above the map and you can start planning:
What else can you look forward to
We’re still working hard on the web planner, so you can expect more tweaks in the future. For example:
- more options for sharing routes and points
- filtering, sorting routes, points and searching for them
- graphs with additional route information
- display of road types and surfaces
- summary statistics of routes in folders
- import and more variants of export of routes and points, etc.