Setup your rugged Android for all things GPS ?

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by ohgood, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    .....and in Graphopper that route basically explodes. It calculated, after three confirmations that I wanted to wait, but locus stopped responding to anything afterward.

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    I will also add that OsmAnd spit it back to me in less than 10 seconds.

    Looks like they have been up their game.
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  2. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    I made my quick and dirty track in furkot, imported that into Locus with no issues, tapped the track and then route and it worked perfectly.
    So the only time I see this unknown error is when I use Locus and Brouter to generate any route over 1000 miles.

    with osmand I went to navigate then selected that gpx track to use and it came back with my route in just a couple of mins.

    Thanks for the test on graph hopper!
  3. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I created a 1854km route with brouter, then tried navigating to the start and end of it, all with brouter. it took about 15 seconds to calculate the longest leg of the route, that is, from my location to the end of the long route.

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    I really wish I could make this fail, access find the problem. :-(
  4. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    BRouter grid boundaries maybe?

    My route touches three grids coming down from Oma back to Kanto. It took it a good two minutes till "lets go"
  5. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    @ohgood did you use any via or intermideate points?
    If you want it to fail...pick a destination a LONG way away.
    Do not use any points at all. If I use the same route with via or intermideate points it will work.
    Just 1 long route to your selected destination.
  6. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I created a 1854km route with brouter, then tried navigating to the start and end of it, all with brouter. it took about 15 seconds to calculate the longest leg of the route, that is, from my location to the end of the long route.

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    I really wish I could make this fail, access find the problem. :-(

    ... edited....

    I tried creating a point to point route without using the "add new route and measure tool" and it poof, just quit. no errors.

    this seems familiar of what happened years ago.

    I don't remember if I started using map quest/osrm because of this or just because it's so much faster... but I don't plot routes much longer than 100 miles, so I'm probably way way behind the times as far as long routing goes.
  7. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    @Cyclepath sorry it took so long...dam work gets in the way at times.
    If it is a gpx file you can use Locus to just open it. What I do is copy or save it down to the download folder on my phone. That way I know where it is and I can get rid of it if I want to. You can copy it several different days. I use superbeam and get it there.

    Do not confuse Route and Track!!!!

    When you have your file on your phone just tap it. It should pop up a window asking what program to use I have several installed.
    Chose Locus...there are sevreral options there and @ohgood is the man to ask on how to set up folders, save your files, and what ever you need.

    Once you do it a couple of times it is simple and quick. You may notice I never mentioned using basecamp or any other program. I just grab the gpx and use it. If you want to review it on your compouter use what ever program you want, you have several good options.
    Here is an entire thread on the different options....Give them a try.
    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/route-and-track-conversion-tools-and-other-goodies.619167/

    BTW I got my long route to work using Locus and Brouter.
    Using Green Bay Wi and Houston Tx. I had to use a VIA Point in Memphis Tn.
    I just eyeballed it on the map and picked Memphis, it worked for just a couple of mins and came back with my route.

    Now I have a LOT of maps loaded that I dont need. All of the maps were from open andro.

    Good Luck!!!
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  8. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    No problem Da Monk. We have been out riding anyway. Took my girl friend on the WBCDR section 1 yesterday. We are going to do section 2 on Wed. or maybe Thur. she rides my TW200 and I ride my xt250 so it will be a few days before I can get to try all this out. I haven't tried looking at the link you sent to me but I will. I have a bunch of gpx tracks and routes saved on my computer and was wondering how to get them into my cell phone and Locus. Or is this covered in the link you sent to me. ? Thanks for all the help. :-)
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  9. DaMonk45

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    np @Cyclepath
    Viewing the gps files are in the previous link. I always like to take a quick look at them on my computer at home with a coffee or other beverage. Some are perfect the way they are and some may need some clean up. Many choices to do this with so check them out and see which works for you.

    The other is Locus specific and it is coverd in painful detail in the Locus thread here.
    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/locus.989332/

    Good Luck and Safe Travels.
  10. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    Bluetooth them to your phone, or download them directly (mobile browser) to your phone. when you open them with a file manager, locus will ask if you want to import them.
  11. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Hi ohgood. I can't download any of my gpx tracks with my cell phone browser because they are on my computer. I tried to Bluetooth them and I get a message that says.... connection lost.......
    I can select the gpx file on my computer and then right click it and then ....send to my cell phone ....and then on my cell phone in Locus I click on.... import data.... and it goes to.... browse data.... under Local file. If I tap on it it opens an import box and then I click on import and I get a message that says....problem with import..... but it installed all the points on the map but not the track. ?? if I click on any of these gpx files on my computer it opens up base camp and shows the tracks and points. Also all the gpx files on my computer have a basecamp icon in from of them ?
  12. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    email the gpx file to yourself from the computer...open your email with cell phone.
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    Or use a free Dropbox account - plenty of space for gpx files - to store all your routes/tracks, POIS etc. then download them and when asked, select the program, Locus, Osmand etc that you wish to open them in.
  14. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    I use gmail because I have like 6 devices.

    Dropbox and Gmail can be accessed from in the AP. I just keep a folder called "tracks" in my Gmail with my stuff in it incase I need to whip out a track of the fly, which happens regularly.
  15. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    can you upload the file (or files) here to adv, please ?
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    climberevan planning the next journey

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    Is there a way to convert or otherwise hack Garmin mapsets to load them onto a phone? I've searched a bit but come up empty.

    The motivation is the Mexico topo map from E32. I've not found an alternative that equals it.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-T707A using Tapatalk
  17. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    nope

    not that you will see in public for dam sure
  18. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    if they are unlocked, locus and oruxmaps can display the .IMG files.

    if they are locked, it's probably the same answer after they are unlocked, but I have no idea about the hacking part. I would just use osm data, or satellite imagery.
  19. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Ok. let me know if these come through ok. Or if I did this right.

    I opened up this web site on my phone and then tapped on the gpx links I just posted and it asked me what I wanted to open them with. and I choose Locus. It downloaded them and opened in Locus to the folder I chose. It worked perfectly.

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  20. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Hi DaMonk. Thanks for the comeback. I will try to do this but I don't think it would work in the long run as I could not access these gpx files in gmail if I were not on line if they were saved in gmail. So after I get what I need into gmail I guess I would have to create a folder in Locus and move them too that folder. Is that correct ??