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

  1. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    if you're referring to tracks, they reside here
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    which you can select and export by touching the three dots on the right
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    and choose a file format by touching the upper middle " kmz / gpx" icon to bring up the full list
    Screenshot_2017-09-09-07-53-23.png

    and finally even select "share exported data" at the same time
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    then locus will hand off the exported tracks to android, which will ask you how you want to share them....
    Bluetooth
    Wi-Fi direct
    etc

    then you can wirelessly share them to other devices, or just leave them in the shared directly that locus saved them to.
  2. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    ditto this guy!

    I have tracks/routes from all over the world that I will likely never use. Since the track handling is so good in locus, I keep them all and don't have to worry about running out of room. Since they backup and sync to the cloud, I don't have to worry with deleting them accidentally either.

    Maps on the other hand, get changed and delete often, since they can be replaced easily from backups or downloaded once again.
  3. 2whlin

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    no, I'm referring to offline Maps I downloaded of Google Hybrid view
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  4. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Like ohgood said they are stored as sqlite. you have to go to wherever that directory is and simply copy them over someplace on your hard drive or on the cloud.
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  5. 2whlin

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    got it, thanks!
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  6. gcfishguy

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    First off - a big thanks to the folks that are answering questions in this thread. I've picked up a ton of info just reading through the thread, so a huge thanks for taking the time to answer (clearly, and simply) and also for the screenshots...a picture really is worth a thousand words.

    I've been using Locus for a while now, and wow. Main uses are back country fishing, riding the mighty TW, and geocaching. I posed this question over on the forum, and I'll be honest in that I didn't really get an answer that made sense....but part of that was people not likely understanding my question...
    Anyway... What I'm wishing I could do is to combine related tracks and waypoints in a 'folder'. Ex: Last summer I decided to save my tracks and wade/fish every inch of my favourite trout river. I'd track a stretch, mark some pools and waypoints along the way...then next weekend track another stretch..with the hope being that I would eventually have the whole river mapped..just a personal thing....
    What I'd like to be able to do is have all those tracks and waypoints that are their own 'project' in a folder or area specific to them. Or have all the tracks and waypoints for a specific trail system in one 'folder'.. The way Locus seems to work is to save tracks over there, and waypoints over there.....like the peas can't touch the potatoes... I wish there was a 'Points' tab, a 'Tracks' tab, and a 'Collections' tab.... My hunch is that the 'Map Items' thing is going to be the way I'll be directed to do this.....but, when I try to get my head around Map Items, it doesn't seem to be what I'm looking for at all.
    Locus seems to be a database, so I'd think a 'Collections' tab would be possible....with folders in it for each 'bucket', and then tracks and waypoint references in those buckets.

    Am I making any sense at all?
  7. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    yup.

    recently folks have started using the database more in depth (yay!) and discovered this problem.... the waypoints and tracks are in different places. I've been creating similar groups and sub directories for a while, so all my points and tracks database entries match by name:
    Screenshot_2017-09-12-08-21-12.png Screenshot_2017-09-12-08-21-17.png

    as I add more hikes, bikes, and exploration rides, they are dropped into the corresponding directories. this makes for very easy finding/sorting months and years later.

    the caveat is that they currently cannot be joined into an "adventure" that contains tracks and waypoints.

    but.... there is always a work around!

    to get all the points and tracks together, with all of your waypoints and tracks displayed on the screen that you want compiled into one database entry...

    then press the "SHARE" button, then scroll all the way to the bottom and select "share map content to kmz".

    it will create a kmz file of all the waypoints and tracks, that are displayed on the screen and save it to wherever you normally save things exported.
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  8. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    once they are exported to your sdcard (or wherever) you can import them to locus again (it's a work around, sorry!) and this time while importing select the option in the waypoints area to "merge points with track".

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    and whichever directory you choose to import the tracks to, will keep the waypoints with that track.

    notice I use the directory name " delete me " a bunch in the demo stuff.... it helps keep my stuff clean and the demos deleted ;-)
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  9. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    also worth noting, if you want to post screenshots of tracks, you can use the "map offset" option in locus to bump the map over a few feet or a few hundred miles, before the screenshot, to keep your tracks a little bit private from prying eyes ;-)
  10. gcfishguy

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    Awesome! Nice not to just be asked, "Why would you want to do that....?" It's actually kind of funny that all your data isn't just dumped into a bin, and your Points and Tracks (and (wishlist alert!) user-defined tabs) don't just work off 'pointers' to the actual data, so a waypoint or track would exist once in the database but you could as many references to that waypoint or track references in whatever lists or adventures you wanted to create....then you could even create tabs or folders to customize how you sort your data...since everybody likes to do it a little differently. Anyway...it works the way it works. That work-around is a great solution though.....you'd just have to remember to re-share and overwrite each time you change anything that would/should appear in that KMZ. (That's not a complaint...more of a note-to-self so I don't forget.) Thanks again!!!!
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  11. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I think at some point in the future one of the developers that rides a lot will see the benefit (that is not lost in translation for once) of your desired setup.

    it would be nice to have that option.

    oh, and in the meantime, you can just keep adding tracks/waypoints to the separate directories, and when finished, export it all as a kmz.

    I do a bunch of local exploring and save stuff for future reference, some of which is into five years, which might never culminate into a full route.... but it's possible
  12. PTJCAL

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    That's a great way to do it. Thanks a lot for the trick.
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  13. Blizzardsnest

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    Is there a way to adjust the track morph. At various elevations above my track the track itself will change. It changes a fair amount too. I haven't found any settings that make any difference. The first pix is what it should look like the last would be a view from a higher elevation. (Compare the yellow track in the middle of the pixs)

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  14. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    no idea. I've always assumed that was to prevent spending a bunch of CPU cycles (battery!) drawing it in high detail when looking at a large area.
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    Yes, I was thinking the same thing, but the height difference in the pixs seems somewhat minuscule. First picture is .3 mile 2nd is .4 mile and .7 mile above. Even at .7 you wouldn't think it would hack the trail so bad. Maybe I will try adding more track points. Locus is the one for me, but on the trail I'm having to study different view elevations lately.
  16. Blizzardsnest

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    Adding more track points does seem to make a difference. So, it looks like it filters out track points as the view elevation goes out. Which makes sense.

    So, to answer my own question. Add more track points. This probably only helps to a certain degree though.

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  17. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    yup!

    I'm normally dealing with recorded tracks with lot of points, so I don't see this problem often. here's an example with lots of points

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  18. SRTie4k

    SRTie4k Newly-Clothed Explorer

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    If you build your tracks in Basecamp using routable maps and converting from routes to tracks, it doesn't do this. Tracks converted from routes have points at every angular change of the vector maps (i.e. at every miniscule turn in the road).
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  20. cyberdos

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    In the meantime, you can still send the file via share.