Issues with network-link KML file with autorefresh for tracking buddies
As described here : http://forum.locusmap.eu/viewtopic.ph..., I have created a KML network-link file which repeatedly calls a PHP script to retrieve buddies location from my web-based tracking application and display them in real-time in Locus. Buddies are returned as Placemark in a KML and refresh period is 10 seconds.
While this works fine, I have noticed the following issue : while the network-link KML is active, I can`t navigate anymore into Locus menus (map, data, ...) as when the refresh timer occurs, it pops me out of the menu back to the map.
This is quite annoying as I must suppress the imported data before going into the menu and them re-import again.
I also noticed the following points which are in between an issue and a enhancement request :
a) The downloaded KML file includes link to icons to represent the buddies. Unfortunately the icons are apparently downloaded at every refresh. It would be nice if the icons were cached during the session.
b) When I start a navigation (straight/compass navigation, not turn-by-turn) to one of the buddies, the navigation points toward the location of the buddy at the time he navigation is started. If the buddy moves, its icon move but the arrows/heading do not point to the new location. Would it be possible that the navigation direction is updated to follow the moving buddy ?
c) This one is definitively a feature request : I would like also to be able to follow a moving buddy by centering the map on it instead on centering it on my own GPS location.
Thanks and do not hesitate to tackle me if I didn`t do it properly. I can learn :)