Automatic recording of an invisible track in the background

Dmitry Lesev shared this idea 3 months ago
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Hi

My suggestion is to add the new setting "Enable automatic recording of an invisible track".

Such tracks will be written in regardless of the recording status of the standard track and Internet access.

They will be processed automatically without any additional user's actions and info messages.

As a result, we will get a set of tracks for each Locus Map activity period in a separate folder, which will not be visible on the map. Later user can select one of them and transform into regular track.

This can be useful in the following cases:

- user forgot to include the recording of the standard track

- user records a long track, periodically pauses it. If, after a pause, he forgets to start, then part of the way will not be recorded

- user did not enable the recording of the standard track because he does not consider it necessary (for various reasons). However, in the end, he realizes that he needs the track

- user deleted the track

Comments (5)

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Needs to be an option, though. I can imagine situations where a user explicitly does NOT want to have a track :-)

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The option will have to be enabled by default. Otherwise, the people who forget to turn on tracking might also forget to turn on this option ... ;)

/sarcasm

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Isn't this the same idea proposed by Andrew Heard a year ago? It's in the "Similar Topics" list ---->

http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/fully-automatic-track-recording

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I think not

If I understand correctly, Andrew proposed to record tracks always, and this track will be visible on the screen.

My proposal - to record background invisible tracks in parallel with the standard track's functionality.

I.e. if I did not run a track record manually then I do not want to see it on the screen, but want possibility to view it in the future.

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I may be mistaken but I think that's what Andrew suggested when he said "fully automatic and in the background". If you want to see the results of something working then you run it in the foreground.

Anyway, it's an interesting idea.

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