Setup your rugged Android for all things GPS ?

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  1. chrisjk

    chrisjk Been here awhile

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    Answers part 1
    Note the filter icon here (this is a folder with 575 points in it - National Trust properties in UK)

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    Click the filter icon



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    Suppose I want to visit a place - I remember the name as something like "avebury". Note that I could also or additionally, have specified a distance - I don't know how to change the unit from yards to miles I am afraid!
    Click on the top filter icon once you have filled in your criteria.

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    The filter shows me these two places - that's what I want.

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  2. chrisjk

    chrisjk Been here awhile

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    In Basecamp (I've used the windows version on the assumption you use windows, although I use a Mac normally but they are the same in this respect) Select the items you wish to export, individually or as a group then export the selection as illustrated below
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  3. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    long press any of your icons and select "modify panel"

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    then at the bottom hit the "+" to pick the operation icon you want
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    then pick the tracks database you currently are missing, or the compass, or whichever you want to add.

    then exit the "modify panel" section and I will be at the end of you list on the main mapping screen
  4. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    also.... I don't search through points folders anymore, I have way too many to go digging that way....

    i use the "nearest points" function once I've centered the map over an area...
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    hit the eyeball and then return to the map with it centered.

    you can turn on lots of waypoints this way in a hurry, begin navigation to them, or just plot a hiking route. lots of options...
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  5. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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  6. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Thank you for getting back to me. This is somewhat of a solution but not what I am looking for. If I am searching for some points on the map and I don't know where they are it brings up the points. or if I am in an area that doesn't have any points close by it shows nothing. If I search for the 'nearest points" in an area that has many points nearby then I get a big list of all kinds of points that I again have to hunt through. If I open a track first and then search for "nearest points" and that track is near other tracks that have points then I once again get a huge list of points. Unless I am not understanding something here. ?? I just centered the map near where I live and used the nearest points option and it listed every point in this area. This is not acceptable, I still have to search for points for a particular route.
  7. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    hmm, OK, so you want a "points along route" function ?

    and/or a "points stay with route only" function?

    hmm. I'll have to look around to see if those are possible
  8. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Thank you ohgood. I am looking as well. On a track I create and add points to it as I go it would be nice to have those points stay with the track. So yes... to your "points stay with the route and or tracks". That way there would be no having to search for the points that go with the track. And I could swear that was the way it worked a while back. ??? I know, I know......picky, picky..... :-)
  9. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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  10. chrisjk

    chrisjk Been here awhile

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    Beaten to the punch! Da Monk has the solution I think.
  11. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Thanks guys I will check into these. :-)
  12. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    This is just strange...... this map program is messin with my brain. Nahhhhhh, ya gotta have a brain in the first place... hahahaha
    All this foolin around and asking you guys questions and now Locus just decides to hide the points along with the tracks just like it used to, if I tap on the track and then edit and then hide , the track goes away along with the points and then I choose that track to show it comes back with the points. This is what it used to do and what I want it do before it decided to make me hide them separately . Why did this happen? I have made no changes to any settings anywhere. I have looked for that "merge " feature but don't seem to have it or I just can't find it.

    also awhile back I told you guys I made a boo boo and deleted all my points. Is there any way to add a point to a track manually and have it show up with the track when I select that track? If so I could start adding back the points I mistakenly deleted. ??? I suppose I could create points with the little red cursur by placing it where I want it and then it would appear in my points folder where I could save them in a folder I create with the same name as the track so I could find and select them but that is a lot of extra foolin around.

    I am leaving in a couple of hours for a two day ride. I'll get back to you al when I return. Thanks for all the help :-)
  13. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    the Merge feature is when you import a track with points, there is a checkbox that says "merge points with tracks" press that
  14. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Hi tripped. When trying to import a gpx file with waypoints I do not have the Merge option. ???
    I drag and drop the gpx file to my cell phone , then I select "import data" then I select the gpx file. the next box that opens gives me a choice as to where I want to put the gpx file but gives me no choice to merge anything. ??? Am I doing this the wrong way ???
  15. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    please attach the file
  16. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Ok. here ya go.

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  17. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    sorry I took so long to see this and reply.

    I believe you can have them merge with the track if there is only one route.
  18. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    No problem ohgood.
    And yes you are right. I cleaned up one of those mucked up garmin base camp files I had so there was only one section showing. I saved it as a separate gpx file with a different name and then imported it into locus. When it asked where to install it , it had an option to merge points with the tracks. That option does not exist when there are more then one track or route saved that you import.

    I sure wish there was a way to merge tracks and points with a gps file that had more then one track or route . Like the tracks from a certain individual that is selling an SD card for 42.00 bucks for the garmin he says you must have and they are in an obsolete gdp file. he has some of the most "mucked up" tracks and routes I have ever seen.
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  19. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    @Cyclepath you hit one of the things about gpx files and the tracks they may or may not have. Some of them are just plain junk and you are better off dumping them and starting over. Some are very good and easy to use. The issue is the same as it always has been, which are worth keeping and which you just dump. Without looking there is no way to tell.
    The ideal would be too have 1 gfx file with 1 track. As you are finding out it does not always work that way.
    As you slog your way though these files you will find that you have file 345 from user AAA, and it is exactly what you wanted and exactly what he said it was. Then you will have a gpx 459 from user SSS and it is junk. Maybe its a one of for both of them or maybe you will see a trend. The files from AAA are good files and the files from SSS not so much.
    You just have to work your way thorugh them and develop your own list of what works and what does not for you.

    Good Luck
  20. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Yes sir DaMmonk you are sure right. I may never ride one of his routes and I think you know who I am talking about. Most of the time I make my own tracks . I have been playing around with other peoples tracks and routes just to see what Locus can and can not do. I cleaned up a route of his called GCDride. That's Great Continental Divide Ride. He has something like 70 different sections and it's hard to tell where the real GCDride is with all his alternate routes to different places. However after messin around with it a bit he has the actual route labeled GCDride and all his alt. routes have different names so if you just turn on The ones labeled GCDride and hide the rest of them then it becomes clear where the route is. So maybe it's just a matter of learning how he does things. But like I said I will prolly never ride a route of his. I like to find my own way. :p3rryAnd why is he using the gdp file format.

    DaMonk, do you know where I can download more icons for points. Like garmin icons or others. I saw them somewhere a while back and now I can't find them. :doh