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Deeper GPSies integration (downloading tracks)

Menion shared this idea 5 years ago
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What you think about new function, that will deeply integrate GPSies server with Locus. So some ability to search for tracks around location and select some for import/display etc ...

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great Idea !

Thumbs up...

And also starting from GPSIES and export to Locus (will bring some more users to Locus :-)

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Hello Menion,

definatly a good idea and the right direction to offer more "community" based functionality.

Regards

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...and wikiloc. and panoramio. and wikipedia. and more! layers with tracks and/or points are quite useful.

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www.gps-tour.info often contains much more information about the trip.Gpsies often provides only the track with no comments or detailed discription.

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Couldnt all those layers work via networked links in kmz files now? We`d only need a "translation" add-on that does tourportal -> kmz

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Hi, news on this topic? Under consideration... and working? :)

Regards

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I would like that too. gps-info would also be great.

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I`d love to be able to download the track directly from a web where I create it (any web, not necessarily GPSies). Now I have to use file for intermediate data transfer which adds few unnecessary steps to the process (export track to file, save to Drive, load from Drive, load in Locus -- not using cable). Cykloserver.cz would be nice but just any web service which is the easiest to integrate would do. Thank you!

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled

<a class="notranslate" href="http://getsatisfaction.com/locus/topics/in_app_trails_finding"; rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In app trails finding</a>.

Hello,

Really great app that I use to manage my hiking with offline map when I travel.

However it would be great to have an in-app trail finding system instead of going on different websites and saving KML files then import, which is quite annoying...

What about an in-app integration with Gpsies or every trail etc...?

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It`s great idea. I use the track logs for geo tagging photos (from external camera without GPS). Automatic export track to my computer (for example webserver - http) would be great to automation - immediately after save stop track recording and get internet connectivity.

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And downloading own public and (!) private tracks.

Often, I use GPSies to graw my track before biking.

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GPSies is nice for after-work-jogging, cycle tours etc., but posts are usually "very thin" for difficult terrain. Hence, for demanding hiking trails, via ferrata etc. in the Alps I prefer http://www.hikr.org as data source, because posts usually have much more information, e.g. attached difficulties, textual description of risks & ways etc. But they don't have much trips outside the Alps (e.g. in scandinavia south america), so I'd need other data source that's strong there. For climbing, I'd like to be able to search 27crags.com and felsinfo.alpenverein.de. And so on.

Also, the comments above mentioned several other web pages. Hence I don't see much sense in support for a single trip web page, but I'd prefer a more generic solution that uses "adapters" to "translate" between Locus and "trip sources", more or less like Mobile Atlas Creator does for map sources. A few adapters should be created by Locus staff for their preferred sources and serve as blueprint for user contributed adapters.

I imagine the system as following: A user would select one or (ideally) several trip sources. The according adapter would tell Locus about supported search fields (e.g. track types, object types, difficulty grade systems), then Locus would allow the user to fill the search fields (e.g. the coordinates bounding box, maximum trip length,...) and select restrictions, e.g. check box "only trips with photos". The adapter transforms the search to a request to the source server and translates the result to the interal Locus format (one common frmat for all sources) which presents it to the user.

I don't really care where the adapters are situated. If they are files on the mobile device, users may adapt them to individual needs, but the adapters must be installed, updated etc. and they need to work well with the various limitations of mobile devices. If they reside on a server in the internet, maintenance would be much easier, CPU & memory power etc. of the mobile device would not be of importance, and a complete new "trip portal meta search" would become reality, that can also be used with desktop/laptop - wow, I'd love this one. I'm aware it would mean quite a change to the business of Asamm Software company, but at the same time attract many more people.

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George, this is really very interesting idea. I really like generic solutions so this is definitely something I'll think about. Such solution should solve all similar requests and also gives enough space and freedom to independent developers to create extensions for Locus. Nice! Thanks

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Hi guys, did anyone tried new Beta version of Locus (released few hours ago)? Let me know and guess, why I ask in this topic ;)

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Hi Menion,

I would like to test the new functions - I searched around in Locus Free beta but could not find any changes. I also downloaded a track via GPSies but still no change. (In the Data\Items\ menu I see no changes.) I think, I got lost in space...

Can you please advice me, where or how I could find the new functions for GPSies tracks in Locus? (In the Data\Items\ menu I see no changes.)

Thanks a lot!

Greetings

Wille

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Hi Wille,

please check directly in "Menu > Web services"

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Hi menion,

where are the downloaded tracks are stored?

i can´t find them

EDIT: ok found them in ITEM tab

EDIT2: what is the benefit of storing downloaded track in ITEM tab and to import track later to track tab?

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Hmm question is ... why you need to find them? Why you need to import them into database?

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i see notification "download xxx was successfull" nothing more

>why you need to find them?

e.g. to activate it for use

> Why you need to import them into database?

why do you provide this option?

i didn´t understand/see different behavior where tracks are stored, please open my eyes

one small issue: name of track

5a2cae85ff22ba1c09252a28c13de643

URL

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Hmm and what about list of downloaded tracks directly in GPSies service menu below "search"?

> why do you provide this option?

Hehe, default feature of Data > Items?

> Name of track

Issue on GPSies side. Based on communication with Klaus (developer of GPSies), issue will be fixed after cca 40 days, when all data will be regenerated

Anyway how to work with data from GPSies > this is a question I would like to discuss. Because I'm also not sure what is best solution. Currently there is a button to download track and then display it on the map. Is it enough or is there need a more options how to work with them? Import to database for example? I do not know, maybe using of this service will answer.

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How can i Download the Beta Version to test the GPSIES integration?

Danjel

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> Hmm and what about list of downloaded tracks directly in GPSies service menu below "search"?

service is only online available, for offline use user should know where he find downloaded tracks.

By the way, if i lose online connection while downloading i cannot terminate download. I have to kill locus!

> Currently there is a button to download track and then display it on the map. Is it enough

only for online use

I own 10 tracks on gpsies, 3 puplic and 7 private

Search result, 30km, position in middle of my gpsies tracks :

- i always get 25 tracks

- if i check "only my" i get 25 tracks, but none of mine

- if i check "only my private" i get 25 tracks within 1 of my 7 private

- if i check both, i get 25 tracks within 1 of my 3 puplic

- if both are unchecked i get 25 tracks within none of mine

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Unfortunately from your last three post I do not see any constructive suggestion and because I have no idea how to do it better for now, it will have to remain as is.

Issue with search of own track - same as with incorrect name on map - it is issue on GPSies server and this one, I'm sure, will be fixed till final release.

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Locus was updated and the gpsies Integration was awesome. I found a Bug. I search to my own tracks and the Search Results was listed. Now i try to see the Track without Download. Locus crashed and was closed.

Best Regards

hardliner

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Thank you Hardliner, issue already reported here: http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/gpsies-preview-crashes-locus

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Good day to all,

hope you all will agree, that this topic may be closed and marked as "Completed". In latest 3.12.1, basic implemented functionality is working together with map preview that caused some troubles in 3.12.0 version.

I suggest to all to vote or create new ideas related to GPSies integration. Just one note, add to these topic tag "GPSies" so they may be easily found with this search: http://help.locusmap.eu/search/tag%3AGPSies

I have also just implemented two extra ideas (search by name/desc and definition of track length) and that some more interesting ideas with a lots of votes may come :). Enjoy GPSies and wish you many happy search results!

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Is the solution easy to extend to other providers? It's fine to post the according API link :) Why I'm asking? For example, GPSies.com has usually only GPS track without any description - not very helpful in demanding alpine terrain where you want to know about security elements like bolts, ladders etc - so I'd like to use other sources like hikr.org or DAV tour portal alpenvereinaktiv.com

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No sorry. I was thinking about it, but in the end, it's highly attached to GPSies solution.

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Thank you for your quick answer, even though I hoped for another one ;-/

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Hello! Is there a way to actually download the gpx file from gpsies? I need it to appear under my items, or be able to export it.

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Good day Ciprian,

such feature is currently not possible. Tracks are stored in GeoJson format.

As I see, not such feature is even wanted for now: http://help.locusmap.eu/search/tag%3AGPSies

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Hello, could Gpsies be yet deeper integrated?

Tracks -> Track group -> Import -> Local file / Dropbox / Google drive / Remote file / GPSies (My Tracks)

I.e. access My Tracks as remote folder

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Hello Bucky Kid, I have your point, but such solution is really not possible. Such "tab" has nothing to do between a file/cloud sources.

Anyway, I'm sure that current solution how to mainly import found tracks, is not final and I agree that it needs improvements. At least some direct import into database.

Well feel free to vote: http://help.locusmap.eu/search/tag%3AGPSies or create new idea.