Line style: Solid line with direction arrows

Ingo Rau shared this idea 16 months ago
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I like the different available line styles, but I find that the arrows often look too "in your face" in practice. Especially if you have a round trip, where you take the same paths most of the time, but sometimes not (snowshoeing, for example, you can often take a more direct route down). In effect, arrows facing opposite directions are mixed together most of the time, which doesn't look good.

I'd like to have a solid line with occasional indication of direction. That way, super-position is rarely a problem, and different paths can still be attributed to the correct part of the trip.

Here's a rough example. The color of the arrow could be eithe white or determined by the outline color.

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Hi guys,

uff ... will be available in next version.

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Great job with the new editor - even more option than I could have hoped for. :)

However, there's a some update problem: If I have a visible track with a pattern and then edit the line style and simply deactivate the pattern, the track on the map is not updated correctly: The pattern is still used, but in a different color. After hiding the track and making it visible again, it's ok.

Also, with arrow patterns, the distance between the arrows varies wildly: On rather straight parts, the have a much bigger distance than when there are more turns and corners. I can imagine that's not easy to get right - perhaps you could still consider a style with bigger distance between the arrows, that looks less intrusive. But I'm nitpicking here.

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Hmm,

about first problem, please check if we are talking about state, when track is not selected! Because in case, you tap on a track even with disabled pattern, it will be visible to show correct track direction.

About distance: here we talk about problem in case, you have enabled coloring of track by speed or some other value, right? Yep, I have some problems here, no so easy to solve, but agree it looks weird.

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Oh, yeah, you're right, my bad - it was the selection arrows. So forget about that.

And the other thing, you're also right, it was a combination of slope coloring and arrows. I assume every section with the same color "starts" a new arrow progression - so the more change in slope the weirder it looks.

But I think that's not important. Arrows over a colored track will probably never look too good and doesn't make much sense.

So I rest my case, great work, thx a lot! :)

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This is very precise. I tried to make display of arrows on colored path precise, but it consumed quite a lot of CPU, because available feature are not ready for this. Anyway if you zoom out a little, there is so much arrows, that colored background is not visible at all. I'm playing with it a little bit, and I think I have usable solution where arrows won't be exactly in same distance between, but there will be at least less of them .. so next version, thanks.

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3.27.1: Looks considerably better, also in the small track preview (before the arrows covered almost everything). Thx!

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Perfect, glad to hear it!

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