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Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by levain, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. AdvNener

    AdvNener Been here awhile

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    Only problem is this is gonna add an additionnal step each time you just just want to open the annotation on a track point after you did it to a previous point

    I played a bit with the poi alert and it seems this could fit my requirement for showing poi name from a distance.. need some real testing now :)
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  2. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I really like the options, but don't use them often enough really. recently I've gone back to plotting a route and using it as reference, and going exploring instead of trying to stick directly to the route. (off road)

    and just using Google maps on road. (with locus recording tracks)
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  3. 2whlin

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    can someone please point me to topic of offline maps for backcountry travel? Need backcountry map of entire state of Idaho. Needs to show Topo and all known trails, hiking, atv, utv, single track, jeep roads and all county and state roads.
  4. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    I don't know if one map set will do it all. However, Avenza does have single track/hiking trails and forest service roads for national forests with topo lines. It sells squares and would get expensive for the whole state. I don't know if you can use those maps as a layer in Locus. The Lomaps have some forest service roads but certainly not all. I live on the border of Idaho and have some experience with the LoMaps in Idaho. Most national forests also provide free MVUM (motor vehicle use maps) which do show forest service roads, atv trails, and rideable single track. I'll be watching the responses to see if all that information can be shown at once.
  5. AdvNener

    AdvNener Been here awhile

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    It's possible to mix sources, either different maps or even geo-referenced images. Not sure about two different vectorial maps at once, but i did use raster+raster or vectorial+raster
  6. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Farto Motograffer

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    Question, I am running Locus Map Pro on an android Note3 with good success.

    My quest lately is to accomplish two things, one thing I can't seem to figure out how to delete was some test tracks I recorded once when I first got the application, the small spot below indicated between the green and red dots and depicted as a blue line (I want all that to go away...). :nod

    locus how to clear.jpg

    Lastly, I have a great collection of destinations or markers indicated by the other gold dots that someone graciously gave me as a .gpx file.
    They have since updated the file and added some locations, so how would a person totally nuke the data, tracks, waypoints and such from my current experience, and reload a new gpx file that I want to switch to? I don't remember for the life of me how or where I put the first gpx file so Locus could slurp data from it.... my bad. :trp

    I have three states worth of your maps loaded and don't want to screw up and loose those due to fat fingers or error on my part, so I thought I would ask!
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  7. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Maps and tracks are stored in two entirely separate folders. It would be hard to fat finger it unless you delete entire folders that are labeled 'maps'.

    To delete individual tracks like that one just touch it and you should get a pop-up. Touch the po-up and that will bring you to the track's info screen. On thee bottom right hand side there's a "^" icon. Click that and you'll see delete in the options.


    To update the GPX file that you had brought in you can either bring it in and ask Locus to simply overwrite the old waypoints and tracks or you can delete all of the tracks and points that were associated to that track before you bring it in.

    This is why it pays off to be organized with the tracks that one imports. Had you brought that GPX file into it's own separate folder then it would be as simple as deleting all the information in it and reloading the new file. If you just brought the data into a folder that was already littered with other data it becomes much tougher to do this.
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  8. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Farto Motograffer

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    Thanks for speedy reply,

    Upon clicking once on those tracks, I get this screen:

    I am not seeing specifically, the icon you speak of that looks like "^"

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    From the screen above, I tried clicking on the lat-long numbers line, and I get this:

    I have tried hitting "hide" and it did not do anything. I really would like to delete it... I did read and tried to explore this elsewhere before posting this, normally I can figure stuff out on my own but this one stumps me.

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  9. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Click on the actual coordinates where the 6.2mi, etc is rather than the ">" icon.

    or you can click on track detail and it should take you to the info screen that I was referring to.
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  10. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Farto Motograffer

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    Score!

    Thanks... hope it helps someone else sometime too. Sweet! :clap

    It's a matter of realizing that "delete" is nested a couple layers or levels deep that was perplexing me.

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  11. 2whlin

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    Okay, that would be cool. I have the LoMap already. Thanks
  12. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    the drop down menu that pops up when you touch a techt or waypoint can be changed to include "DELETE". it's not included by default to prevent fat fingering/accidentally deleting important tracks and waypoints.

    default (without delete listed)
    Screenshot_2018-05-17-09-29-37.png

    modified (to include delete)
    Screenshot_2018-05-17-09-30-12.png


    I would highly suggest not seeings it to include 'delete' while you're out and about riding, for obvious reasons. if you still want that option, here's where to find it....


    settings >> maps >> points and tracks >>
    points popup content
    or
    tracks popup content

    then you can tick the box to allow 'delete' in your popup menus:
    Screenshot_2018-05-17-09-30-03.png
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  13. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    when you touch an area that has multiple tracks and wants closer together, you get a SELECTION DIALOGUE, that is asking which item you want out of all of them. that's just a precursor to actually dealing with one track or waypoint.


    as cyberdos already pointed out, please please please take a look at the track and waypoint database.... and start making directories according to your activities! it makes having thousands of miles of tracks soooooo much easier to sort through and find things!

    the ollllllld Garmin days off having to plug into a laptop/desktop to delete things, transfer things, and make room for tracks/waypoints/maps is DEAD and gone. now, you can store all your tracks/waypoints/maps on the memory and pull them up as desired.

    organized:
    Screenshot_2018-05-17-09-41-33.png Screenshot_2018-05-17-09-41-54.png
    Screenshot_2018-05-17-09-43-35.png Screenshot_2018-05-17-09-44-17.png


    name things , organize them, and store all your tracks/waypoints right there in the database.... then you can import/export to and from friends so incredibly easily.... and change from a Little River Canyon route to a Cheaha Dual Sport ride, and back again to a Pinhotti Trail hike in seconds. :-)
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  14. AdvNener

    AdvNener Been here awhile

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    Also it's only a few click to backup all that in a neat single file to a googledrive or dropbox. Well actually no click at all since you can set it up to do it automagically.
    Then a few clicks to load it all up to a new phone for instance.
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  15. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    sweet, I'm glad folks are taking advantage of this!!!

    it's REALLY nice to get a new phone and have the full database installed in a couple minutes, literally two!
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  16. Unstable Rider

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    Thanks for posting all the follow up, Ohgood, much appreciated. I bet someone else will learn from that as well. Navigate safe!
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