Setup your rugged Android for all things GPS ?

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

  1. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    @Cyclepath you mean POI or Point symbols?
    I am not sure on the symbols. but I get most of my POI from the POI factory...they have about any kind, type use that you can think of and they are VERY helpful if you need to ask a question.
  2. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Yes I was meaning point symbols. I saw a place to download symbols from garmin and someplace else as well but I can't seem to remember where I saw that. And I thought I saw it from Locus somewhere ? I do know about the POI factory due to one of you guys pointing me in that direction a while back. Yup, it's a good place to get POI's. :-)
  3. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    you can merge them all into one gpx track, using locus "merge tracks" functionality, then split off the sections you don't want to be displayed, and I believe it will hold the waypoints with the editing. this is laborious, but may for the need.

    I can edit about 100 miles of tracks in a couple of minutes, but I'm pretty used to the process.
  4. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Hi ohgood. I think I don't quite understand what you are telling me. Are you saying I can load a track with multiple sections, like the one from gps kevin with 70 sections, and then after they are loaded into Locus I can merge the waypoints with the track and then somehow delete the alt. tracks I don't want ? I guess I would some instruction for this.
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    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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  7. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Ok you guys here is a question for those a lot smarter then me :-)
    My cell phone has 16 gb 0f internal storage of which I have used 90 % of.
    I have 16 LoMaps loaded and 18 vector maps. And 46 segments of the USA in brouter. I could get rid of about 14 of those in brouter.
    To open up a little more storage room I moved the Americas folder with all the LoMaps in it to my sd card and I put them in a folder I created called LoMaps.
    They no longer show up in Locus as a map selection, which is pretty much what I expected. I have been reading about how to link them to Locus again from the ext. sd card but I must be getting slow or something, I don't understand everything the manual is saying. after all I just had a birthday and am a year older now. hahahaha :-) Could one of you more tech. savy people help me out with this. And could I do the same thing with the vector maps if I get this figured out.
    My cell phone is running Marshmellow 6.0.1
    My brain hurts....... I'm going for a ride......:ricky :p3rry
  8. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    have you shut your phone down and restarted it?
  9. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Yes sir I have. And that's when the Americas folder no longer shows up in my map selections. All the vector maps are still there but the LoMaps I moved are not.

    I was reading somewhere that Locus after Kitkat and everything that goes with it had to be installed on the internal memory but there was a way to make Locus know where they are. ???
  10. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    in the offline map area , press the "plus" button and you can point locus to whatever directory you like that contains your maps.
  11. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    If I go to search, and then to offline search I just a page with a message that says 'No offline address data here yet! ' there is no plus button just a blue circle at the bottom of the page with an arrow pointing down and if i touch that it takes me to the Locus store and a page where I can down load LoMaps Am I looking in the wrong place for that "offline map area" ??
  12. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Ok, I think I just found it. Give me a few moments to try it.:-)
  13. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    OK. thank you so much for that info Ohgood. It was so easy. :-) even for an old fart. hehe The manual was explaining this in a much more complicated way.
    I moved all my vector maps to the sd card as well as the LoMaps. My internal storage went from 90% used to 25% used. WoooooHoooo :-)
    I do not notice any difference in speed or how long it takes to render the maps. Brouter is a bit slow to navigate from my house to Coleville, Wa. 283 miles took 45 sec. If I used map quest it to 3 seconds. But that's the way it waas before as well.
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  14. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    cool !

    yup, routing isn't fast at all using offline services, but we're talking about a few hundred roads to compare, with a 4 core smartphone CPU.... whereas map quest probably has a few hundred CPU working on your request.... AND map quest already knows the routes possible from previous requests ;-)

    now think about the statistics for routing that Google possesses.... and how many times Google has watched the traffic patterns change minute to minute, when a stoplight has bad programming. that's how they stay on top
  15. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    yeah ohgood it just boggles my mind how google and map quest and others do what they do. but it sure is amazing. :-)
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  16. Cyclepath

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    For those of you that are using Base Camp to edit you gpx tracks before you import them into Locus is there a way to merge all the separate sections of someones track to make just one long track? Reason I am asking is if in Locus I want all the waypoints to be merged with the track the track has to be just one track and then the waypoints can be merged with the track. If the track has several sections then Locus wont merge the points with the tracks. If there was a way to do this with Base Camp it would be lots easier.
  17. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Well. I figured out how to select all his seperate tracks and join them into one track but his way points do not stay with the tracks. is there a better program to use then base camp ? or can this be done in locus?
  18. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Here is a fun 100 mile loop ride for your street bike. I only added a few waypoints. When I hide this track two of those waypoints remain on the map the other ones hide along with the track. What did I do wrong with those two waypoints that remain on the map. None of the other tracks I have recorded along with waypoints do this?

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  19. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    are you certain they aren't "searched" points? when you search for a location, they aren't included in the routing data or the waypoints saved.

    when I imported your track it shows and hides the points as it should.
  20. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Hi ohgood. I am pretty sure the waypoints are not searched for. I stopped at each location and then selected add a point or shoot a point for a pic. if I zoom out so I can see the whole track then the points that stay on the map are little blue dots and the ones that hide with the track are red dots. One blue one is a picture point and the other blue one is just a point. The same with the other two. The points I am talking about are the ones along the route. there are 4 of them. Not the start and end point. The ones that stay on the map ended up in the my points folder where all the points I create go untill I move them to the a different folder.