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

  1. SRTie4k

    SRTie4k Newly-Clothed Explorer

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    Or you can just open the Dropbox app, long press the GPX file and select Open With... and select Locus. It will start the import process.

    BTW openandro US maps were just updated again.
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  2. chrisjk

    chrisjk Been here awhile

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    Dropbox link now working again.
  3. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    looks like the route planning tools got a big rewrite ...

    starting off with manual mode...
    Screenshot_2017-10-11-12-46-03.png

    then changing to motorcycle+avoid highways
    Screenshot_2017-10-11-12-46-09.png

    then viewing the route created
    Screenshot_2017-10-11-12-46-26.png

    and hey, elevation profiles in the creation stage
    Screenshot_2017-10-11-12-46-47.png

    some other stuff too!
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  4. chrisjk

    chrisjk Been here awhile

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  5. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    press the wrench
    Screenshot_2017-10-12-05-35-42.png


    press active profiles
    Screenshot_2017-10-12-05-35-47.png

    select the profiles you want
    Screenshot_2017-10-12-05-36-15.png
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  6. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I'm really digging the route creating update. you know how you buy a new TV/computer/phone out whatever and it doesn't seem like a radical departure from the old one, but it's still much much better? yup, just like that.
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  7. stumps

    stumps Ageing Adolescent

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    +1 . It's a fantastic update for route planning. Feature rich planning with more simple logic. Another big item for me is BRouter seems to perform way better. Not sure if it is because of this or a recent Brouter reinstall and map indexes? eg. testing with some large distance Aus outback route generations with no via points (ie. start and dest only..say 1500km), it works it out without any timeouts. No way would it do that before. It does take some time, but that's fine by me. Editing also really good. Running on I9305 S3 and Cyanogenmod 13...no SIM.
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  8. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I miss cyanogenmod
  9. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    I played with the routing. Nice add! This might be really basic, but I can't figure out where the saved route is stored??
  10. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    When I save it I get to choose which folder it goes in.
  11. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    it opens a 'save to' dialogue each time I use it
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    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Funny. On one device I get nothing, on another the dialog pops up. Not sure what that means,,
  13. OrangeBandit

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    I'm new to the Locus Pro app, does this app use cellular data while using the GPS and navigating?
  14. SRTie4k

    SRTie4k Newly-Clothed Explorer

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    Not if you use offline maps and offline navigation source (i.e. BRouter or Graphhopper).

    Also GPS doesn't use data.
  15. OrangeBandit

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    Ok, so I downloaded USSG topomaps from the Locus site, is that considered a offline map?
  16. OrangeBandit

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    Opps! USGS maps not USSG.
  17. SRTie4k

    SRTie4k Newly-Clothed Explorer

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    Offline maps will appear in the "Offline" section of the Maps screen. If you downloaded them, then yes they are probably offline.

    Just make sure one of those is the currently selected map (the currently selected map will be highlighted in red).
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    Thanks!
  19. OrangeBandit

    OrangeBandit Adventurer

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    Another noobie question here. I have my "offline" map downloaded, imported my track onto the map. Once I get to the start of the track, will Locus automatically start navigating the route or do I need to tell it to start?
  20. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    no, because locus doesn't know what you want to do with a displayed track. think of it as levels of interacting with a track...


    display: just that, it's shown on the map as an overlay

    highlight: shows the direction of travel, inverts the colors to show it's highlighted, and drops an info dialogue that you can manipulate.

    guidance (no commands/with commands): does exactly what it says, per your settings

    navigation (turn by turn): commands with typical big arrows to show which way is next.

    the direct options are so that if you're walking down a trail, you can just glance at the display to take the correct next turn, get audio prompts (beeps or speech) , or full on navigation prompts.

    display (red track) , with highlight (red track with directionals):
    Screenshot_2017-10-20-06-05-58.png

    guidance with or without prompts:
    Screenshot_2017-10-20-06-06-06.png

    navigation with turn by turn and a big arrow in the upper left, where the question mark is in this picture:
    Screenshot_2017-10-20-06-06-34.png

    :-)