Add all Navigate-to Points to the Recently Used list

Andrew Heard shared this idea 1 year ago
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When using the Navigate-to function and I select various Start/ Final and Via points, it appears that if I select the points manually (Select on map) they are not added to the Recently Used list.


To reproduce:

  1. Navigate-to
  2. Final point > Select on map
  3. Start navigation
  4. End navigation
  5. Navigate-to
  6. Final point > Recently Used > coordinate isn't in the list


Because the coordinate isn't in the list it makes it difficult to quickly try different route options.


In addition (probably a different topic), for "bare" coordinates in the Recently Used list, it would be easier, maybe almost essential, to distinguish those points by augmenting the coordinates with an offline address similar to described in this topic.

Comments (8)

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You were really PRACTISING intensely, Andrew. PLUS took the time to report your real life pains. Appreciate very much! (I am often a bit lazy :-( )

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Good day Andrew, Michael,

this is correct observation. Points added as plain coordinates are not placed into "recently used" list. And reason is simple ... when you add two, three points, you start loosing idea, what this points represent. When you look second day on this list, you will have absolutely no idea what half of this list means. In initial versions of this "recently used" tabs, all points were there, but it made absolutely no sense.


Your use case, also described here , is from my point of view quite advanced and not often used (cannot say this on 100% of course) , so I think that list of "recently used" points should be kept simple and usable for most of users and not filled with anonymous locations. What you think?

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Hi Menion,

I see a lot of plain coordinate entries in the recently used list (using latest Beta - and BTW: in location search, Google engine, I do not see such list at all).

I agree with your assessment that pure coordinates become useless very soon. But there is a better solution than dropping all those entries: allow the EDIT of the location AND allowing a text for it (currently a tap simply goes to the coordinate screen).

In fact this means an on-the-fly POI entry. And I would put them into s special predefined folder "Search Locations", which is used in LRU mode for each search history field in Locus.

As a side effect the user can do cleanup as far and whenever (s)he wants.

Users empowered, no complex admin system needed, problem solved.

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Menion, Michael, as I was writing the original topic I came to the same conclusion as both of you, that is, I suspected you Menion intentionally left plain coordinates from the Recently Used list because as you say meaningless one day later. AND then my most important idea crystallized in that final sentence - "to distinguish those points by augmenting the coordinates with an offline address similar to described in this topic." Could also be combined with Michael's nice suggestion.


My experience (and pain) is you start your navigation sequence, you go to all the effort of panning and zooming to select those starting and ending points (Select on Map being most common use-case), and then those carefully selected points are lost, if/ when you want to restart the navigation sequence later.

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Yep, we found same solution yesterday during discuss with Peter in office ... offline addresses applied on coordinates are best solution here ... I'll check it ...

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Brilliant. While you're at it there are a few other places where offline addresses could be leveraged - itinerary and POI ;-)

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See another idea in this topic. It may be a way forward for both related topics?

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Initial test shows working in 3.20.1.9 very nicely.