No more free Kompass-maps since update to version 3.21.0

Thomas Eberl shared this question 11 months ago
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Since the update to version 3.21.0 it is not possible to view the very useful and formerly free Kompass-maps (for Austria and Germany) anymore, without buying it in the locus store. Unfortunely there is no way to get a license for the complete package of Kompass-maps, e.g. for complete Austria. One can buy certain regions only. The price for covering all Austria and Germany is too high compared to other maps.


As a biologist working in Austria and Germany, I was using locus pro for years. One of the major advantages was the possibility to switch from satelite images to (good) topographic maps like Kompass. And very important: the

Kompass map was freely available for all regions I worked in.


I would appreciate, if locus offered a license for the complete package of Kompass-maps to an acceptable price. Without this possibility the app is now useless to me.


And by the way: The Austrian Map 1:50.00 provided by bergfex doesn`t work neither anymore.


Best regards Thomas

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Dear Thomas,


Kompass or Bergfex maps have never been in Locus Map app or Locus Store for free. However, a Locus-unauthorized software named Maptweak enabled Locus users to use these maps de facto illegally. As we have recently partnered with Kompass company we had to do a few precautions so as not to jeopardize this partnership by violating Kompass copyright. As for Bergfex maps, most probably their provider himself prevents displaying their maps in Locus - we don't block it.


Kompass map prices result from the price-setting policy of Kompass publishing house - we as a re-seller can't do anything about it.


We are sorry for the inconveniences.

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Hello Michal,

with apemap, you can download complete germany, austria and north italy as Kompass map for 29,95 euro.

Thats a fair price and I will buy it if there is an offer like this in locus store. See:

http://apemap.com/shop3/product_info.php?products_id=18

I prefer locus, thats the better app, so I didn't buy it for apemap. I don't like to use two different apps for

my maps....

Another thing is that you can use cached Kompass maps in apemap for free (offline). I tried it. So they are violating

Kompass copyright ?

Best regards

Schorsch

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Hi Schorsch,

the price of Kompass maps in Locus is the best price we can have at the moment - we are still in "testing mode" and it depends on the download rate if we drop to a cheaper price level in Kompass system.

As for the Kompass online copyright, Apemap has obviously a different contract than Locus - our licence doesn't permit online displaying Kompass maps in Locus, therefore we prevented it also from third parties.