Draw a line with a distance and a bearing

rvheddeg shared this idea 5 years ago
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We have now some very interesting geocaching tools in Locus, but people want always more.


It happens frequently that I don`t find some tag on my way of a multi cache. When this info is the distance part of a projection, but I have the bearing, I could always just try to follow the bearing and try to stumble on the next waypoint of cache. I could also look for interesting locations alongside this line on the map.


At this moment, I do a projection, look at the coordinates of this point, try to remember them and try to draw a line between this 2 points.


It would be way more easier to just being able to draw a line with a bearing and a distance.

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Hi,


display distance & bearing is already possible in two places


1. you may enable guiding on any point. Even on the first of, so you`ll just have bearing - 180° . If you don`t see along guiding line you bearing and distance, you have to enable this in Locus settings


2. you may use function "Add new route & measure", where you`ll also see these values along newly created lines


is this solving this idea?

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Hi,


I don`t think so. It`s not for guiding me to a point, it`s for guiding me along a straight line.


I want to see a straight line starting from the cursor on the screen in some direction and distance and in some color.


This could be used to solve geocaching issues. I would love to see this option in the geocaching tools in a second tab alongside the tab for the 2 points.

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did you tried second possibility?

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Yes, but could I define the bearing beforehand, that is before that I set a point? Now I have to guess.


I understand that this function could help me, but I still think that geocachers would appreciate this function in the geocaching tools.

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I still don`t understand what you need, that`s why I cannot confirm that "geocachers would appreciate this function in the geocaching tools"


my understanding. You know one location and bearing but not distance. And you want to draw a line and walk along?


You can do it by "Add new route & measure". Add first point by first button. Add somewhere second point by same button and then long-click on second point and move with it, till bearing will not be as you need. Or you may long click on first point and choose projection. Works?

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You understand it correctly.


I`m glad that I asked this question, because I didn`t know I could do this by long clicking. This adds a lot of functionality.


The only thing that keeps bothering me is that this functionality isn`t in the list of geocaching tools. I will use it now, because you taught me, but I`m afraid that this is for the most users a bit far fetched. Remember, I just wanted to draw a line, not adding a route and measure it.

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as you can see, it`s usage for geocaching is 1% as in your rare case. And also, there is word "Measure", that partially contain what you need :)


so, I`m closing this topic as already implemented (and maybe this discussion helps other people with same problems)

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Menion,


You left me baffled with this link: http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php/manu...


There I saw just the one thing I need!


I just have to press "new" for the second coordinate, choose "projection" and there is my solution!


What I`m wondering now is why I never clicked that button?


I think it`s because the caption is misleading. I always feared that the "new" button would clear the contents, and that`s the last thing I wanted to do.


I suggest a more appropriate caption "Import"?


What do you think?


PS: I know I should read the docs one day... ;-)

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ah forget on docs. They`re incomplete and outdated because I develope faster then doing documentation. Stuff should be +- intuitive even without docs :)


I`m anyway not sure about word "Import". It`s more "new" then "import" anyway I`ll think about it ... hmm maybe just "Pick"? Sometimes the game with words is really terrible :)

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I like "Pick". It`s better then "New" anyway. I know what you mean, I`m a programmer too and find it one of the toughest parts of the job, picking (sic) the right names and captions.

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Deleted - Moved to Problem Report.