Version 1.14.0

Welcome to first post on new Locus homepage

Hope you’ll like it. We’re preparing (finally) some working manual together with many useful tips for Locus features that are working, but don’t have any documentation or have only some simple information on forum.

Anyway this is not main reason for this post (to celebrate new pages). Main reason are as usually … maps.

6 Comments

  1. prokop
    1. 11. 2011

    it's a great application!!! 10*
    thank you menion&Co

  2. Matthew
    1. 11. 2011

    I don't understand. I have reinstalled 1.13.6 from a Titanium backup but it still won't let me download OSM tiles. I thought you said 1.13.6 could still continue to do this?

    • menion
      3. 11. 2011

      Hello Matthew,
      no, OSM Classic server is disabled for a longer time. Why is this? You may read some more information here http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/!i!/diary/15190 where is nice description together with some stats. I'm currently working on own Locus map server that will serve only to Locus users, so I hope that till end of month it will be on and working

  3. Keith Conover
    9. 11. 2011

    I switched from Backcountry Navigator as I could never get the Mobile Atlas Creator to work for downloaded maps. The tools for downloading maps in Locus Pro are far more intuitive and superior in most ways. I need downloaded maps as I am with disaster and search and rescue teams and often have to navigate without cellphone coverage. In particular, I want to download the topographic maps for my primary service area, so I can respond to a search and rescue operation without having to take the time to download.
    I would like some way to download maps covering a large area with multiple zooms. But the should be downloaded separately, in a grid, such that:
    1. There is no overlap between the downloaded maps. One might specify the boundaries of the downloaded map area by latitude and longitude, "snapping" to boundaries of the biggest map tiles. This would prevent downloading the larger tiles in multiple files. This would cut down the size of downloaded maps.
    I would also like to:
    2. View an overview of multiple downloaded maps to make sure that there are no overlaps and no areas that have not been downloaded.
    2. Backup the downloaded maps to my PC. And,
    3. Be able to rename the downloaded maps.

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    • menion
      9. 11. 2011

      Hello Keith,
      glad you like. Anyway some points you want cannot be done in android application. Mainly overview is big problem due to memory limits (that's why zoom-lock works only for one zoom level in direction to lower zoom). Anyway if you want cover big area by offline maps, I really suggest using vector maps (from addon or created by yourself) that have much less size and may cover huge areas. In case you want SQLite maps, I suggest to download them with mobac (download RMaps format if locus is not still in list of formats) or download all parts of your map into single map in Locus ...

      If you have some specific questions, I suggest to ask on forum.asamm.cz forum, where some users should have some tips for you (mainly because I'm quite satisfied with vector maps so I don't use classic map downloading anymore)

  4. Denny
    15. 11. 2011

    The info on this post is valuable.

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