Maps on PC

Arpad Orfi shared this question 1 year ago
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I’m a happy Locus user living in Hungary and taking trekking tours in the surrounding countries.


The other day I wanted to have a look at the map on my PC to see the path where I took a trip.


I’ve failed on Google Maps, since obviously it is not an outdoor map.


Could you please advise me on which page (online service) would it be the easiest to


a) just open the page on the PC and have a look at the map, zooming in/out, without uploading anything from the phone and


b) uploading the track directly from the phone to the website and check the track on the PC?


It’s enough if you just give me a short reference of the name of the websites/services for both a) and b)


And/or give me the links to the relevant conversations, help tickets about this topic.


Many thanks,


Best regards,


Arpad

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ah yes, question a)... was also answered in my reply - you can browse OSM map in GPSies.com as well. You may try also Bikemap.net. I'm not sure I know any Hungarian server... LoMaps are rendered directly inside Locus from OSM data and cannot be displayed on PC, except you install some Android emulator to run Locus on. More about it here: http://www.locusmap.eu/how-to-use-locus-map-on-a-pc/

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Hi Arpad,


check http://www.gpsies.com. Locus is directly connected with this web service so that you can export your tracks there and/or import routes from GPSies. You'll find it in Locus menu > Web services

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Hi Michal,


Thanks for your help, I appreciate that. I will try GPSies.


May I ask you to give me some hints regarding point a) in my original question above?

I.e. essentially a web site like maps.google.com but with outdoor tracks on it; or to put it another way, (sort of) Locus LoMap maps on a PC.

So what websites are capable of displaying either LoMaps or any kind of similarly detailed outdoor maps?


Thanks again.

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ah yes, question a)... was also answered in my reply - you can browse OSM map in GPSies.com as well. You may try also Bikemap.net. I'm not sure I know any Hungarian server... LoMaps are rendered directly inside Locus from OSM data and cannot be displayed on PC, except you install some Android emulator to run Locus on. More about it here: http://www.locusmap.eu/how-to-use-locus-map-on-a-pc/

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Thanks!

GPSies works great.

Bikemap.net also looks good, especially because there is also a heatmap layer which could help a lot in deciding what route to choose for not to go to a too off-road, too narrow, hardly-trodden path…


Android emulator – for my very simple needs it would be overkill (hard and bothersome). But I appreciate that you have mentioned it for the sake of completeness.


I will also try these web services – maybe I find the one which is very good in every regard.

http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:user_guide:tracks:export#supported_online_services


GPSies is OK to have a quick look at the map.

But when it comes performance statistics of a run or cycling, Strava is better. But I prefer the map on GPSies.


Thanks for your help.

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Glad to hear it! You're always welcome.