Map Overlay: Satellite map + LoMaps

Ricardo Borges shared this question 2 weeks ago
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I like to overlay a LoMap with a Photo/Satellite map, but I have a hard time to see the contours lines. See image attached below.

They are too thin and the light brown color of the contour line are not the best to overlay. I wish I could change the color to white or make it thicker.

Is it possible with LoMaps Theming?

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Dear Ricardo,

thank you for post but unfortunately there are no plans to make contour lines more thicker. Your idea is quite specific. I can only suggest to try different theme but I guess that result will be similar as with the default themes. Other options it's to edit theme manually. The default themes can be downloaded https://github.com/asamm/vector-map-themes

The theme is XML file where are defined rules for rendering specific elements. The contour lines are elements with the key "contour_ext". The thickness is defined as parameter "stroke-width".

Thank you

Best regards

Petr

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Dear Petr,

Thank you for your reply! You said my idea is quite specific.. I thought more people than me like to use satellite maps + contour lines.

So, I downloaded Theme.xml inside LocusMap/theme folder and bumped stroke-width values and put inside the following Locus folders but got no difference.

>Locus

>Locus>mapsVector>_themes

>Locus>mapsVector>americas>brazil


Please point me where do I put the theme.xml file

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Dear Ricardo,

maybe silly question: did you changed the default theme to your customized theme? Please see http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:user_guide:maps_locusmaps&s[]=lomaps#switching_map_themes

Please open Map Themes section in left panel - you should see 4 default new themes and new one called "theme". Please select it.

Please let me know about progress


Thank you

Best regards

Petr

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Well, only the 4 default themes are on the left panel as always, no new theme is there. Strange..

Please, where is the right place to put the xml file? I tried the followings folders below.

>Locus

>Locus>mapsVector>_themes

>Locus>mapsVector>americas>brazil

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Hi Ricardo,

Please follow the steps below:

  • download all files (and subfolders) in folder https://github.com/asamm/vector-map-themes/tree/master/LocusMap/theme
  • customize file theme.xml and change the thickness for contour lines (you can also rename the xml file to reflect your changes)
  • create new folder in /Locus/mapsVector/_themes/"myContourLinesTheme and copy all downloaded files into this folder
  • so the structure for xml file will be /Locus/mapsVector/_themes/"myContourLinesTheme/theme.xml"

Best regards

Petr

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Thank you!

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For those with the same problem, I found that user john_percy made a very good theme for elevation contours only

http://forum.locusmap.eu/in...

The lines are pale green with a grey outline. Good!