Mark icon on map for user defined value

Wolfgang shared this idea 4 months ago
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Hi,

I'm still searching for a solution for a user defined marker. In GSAK I mark planned Geocaches for my tour with a flag. When I now generate a GPX file for locus this flag is "translated" into a defined sign which is placed in front of the Geocache name e.g.:

original Name: Great Geocache

new Name: ** Great Geocache

With help of the filter in Locus I'm able to find these caches quickly in the list.

If there would be now an option to get also a marker on the map this would be the last feature missing I had earlier realized with Garmin.


I think it could be not so easy to realize regarding which Geocache should be marked. But I have an idea regarding the new feature coming with the next locus version: saved filters.

How would it be if a saved filter matches for an icon of the map. This icon get's a transparent colored background?

Could this be possible or something similar?

Thanks Wolfgang

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I understand this idea, but it looks to me that it is really very tightly bound to geocaching system.

What I have in mind is an idea of tags, already reported here: http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/tag-management-in-tracks-and-points .

I can imagine marking some caches with own defined tag like "Interesting". And somewhere define that all points with tag "Interesting" will be drawn with red dot circle. If such tags will be supported also over the import of GPX files, it should be quite easy to improve export from GSAK to include necessary tags into caches.

What do you think? I can imagine this in app really well because it sounds like a universal solution for many many use-cases. Quite a lot of work, but doable I believe.

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This may work for you. In Locus export the caches as a KML file. Then import the into a folder called "zTo Do". The z ensures they are rendered last on the map. Change the icon for this folder to, for instance, a red dot, When you switch to the map view these caches will be displayed with the normal caching symbol and a red dot overlayed. Hope this helps.

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Hi John,

that's a great idea :) And it seems to work :D THANKS

It has the "disadvantage" that there are now two items so that I have to choose one first after selecting it.

This would help for holidays but for the daily doing it's to much work. Usually I update twice or three times my Geocaches on locus - because GSAK is my source. So I need an automatism for that.

Thanks for sharing this helpful idea. I still have hope once to have an easy solution integrated in locus.

Wolfgang

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My experience:

(GSAK, MoZiGo and the like I do not use)

Once upon a time ... my friend sent me gpx for a joint trip.

This file makes me totally confused in Locus!

What is an "app" that decides to change an attribute like CACHE NAME? They do not take any further use!


The cache name and GC code must not change any serious application.


Any model based on a name change or GC would be a very bad solution.

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Hi Condor,

nobody asked for changing the Cache name by locus! If you read the thread carefully you see that I asked e.g. to react on a matched filter and nothing more.

I only said that I do it with GSAK - 10 years ago you had no other chance if you wanted to make life easier with Garmin. And till today it's the easiest way to get information about Fav-Points, selected caches,... and other information on a quick view if the native app - like here locus - does not support it.

Please rate after understanding the thread.

Thanks Wolfgang

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I understand this idea, but it looks to me that it is really very tightly bound to geocaching system.

What I have in mind is an idea of tags, already reported here: http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/tag-management-in-tracks-and-points .

I can imagine marking some caches with own defined tag like "Interesting". And somewhere define that all points with tag "Interesting" will be drawn with red dot circle. If such tags will be supported also over the import of GPX files, it should be quite easy to improve export from GSAK to include necessary tags into caches.

What do you think? I can imagine this in app really well because it sounds like a universal solution for many many use-cases. Quite a lot of work, but doable I believe.

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Yes I know the history of two ** from the beginning of the century.

Yes! Then there was Garmin with 3 rows of monochrome and GSAK. It was not possible to identify and change the order.

Now is the year 2o18 :-)


And I made it clear:


Any model based on a name change or GC would be a very bad solution.

Everything good :-)


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This is rather a requirement for GSAK.

To adapt to the world and the standard.

Not all world to two ** GSAK ;-)

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Menion,

thanks that sounds absolutely great and should better and easier solve my and other problems. I did not yet understand 100% how it will work but from my point of understanding it's what I ever wanted. To add some stuff in the GPX shouldn't be any big problem. But it sounds like a way which could be automated.

I'll look forward and wait for the next update(s) of locus.

Thanks Wolfgang

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Menion

Your solution is clean and yes. I can imagine the use. It will please more people and there is more to such requirements. (visually mark the cache on the map)

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Fine guys, then please vote for the mentioned topic and I'm closing this idea.

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