Openseamap downloadable as vector maps

Paul Keizer shared this idea 3 years ago
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As a hiker and a cyclist, I always use Locus, with the vector maps you folks make available. When I want to find new ways as a cyclist (especially when I want to go off road) I switch themes regularly. Works great!


In a month, I want to go sailing. It would be awesome if Openseamaps could be downloaded as vector maps.


Best regards

Paul.

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No doubt it could be possible to prepare vector maps also for sailing. Well... lets vote for it :-)

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Last week, I made a sailing trip on the North sea and Lake IJsselmeer (Holland). For that, I used the Navionics app. It works well, but it does not half of what Locus can do. The maps are good, but I do not know enough about OpenSeaMap to compare. What I do know, is that they are very expensive.

One thing I discovered in Navionics, is the tide information. I do not expect that Locus will get that. But there are enough apps that deliver the tide info.

I think that Locus can offer much more flexibility and many more functions (how about current overlays?) than Navionics (which is a kind of standard in the market), at a much better price.


Talking about voting: who visites this forum? cyclists and other outdoor enthousiast. They will mainly not be interested in OpenSeaMaps. When making Locus interesting for salors, you will explore a whole new market.


Apologies for my enthousiasm.

Paul

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I've used Lotus for sailing and created overlays from photos of charts. It would be MUCH better if it was possible to get vector charts for a reasonable price. (I am in Canada).

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Hi,


Just introduced Locus Pro to my buddy, as he sails a lot he might be interested in Locus Pro if Nautical Charts would be available for offline use.


Is it any chance for those maps?

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I'm glad that also your buddy is interested in Locus. Locus supports download openSeaMaps for offline right now. Try it Menu > Maps > Osm > OpenSeaMap

This topic is about vector maps that would be created based on OpenSeaMaps data. The advantage of vector maps s lower size then downloaded online maps.

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Hi,

OpenSeaMap is not really practicable, because the bathymetric contours are to rough for sport-sailing.

And Locus Map would be a strong competitor to e.g. Navionics. They are not really familiar with Android. The functional range is poor in comparison to Locus, they cannot write to the SD-card, they works not error-free and so on...

Locus has invested a lot of work and the nautical sport is an upscale segment. For an update of the map you pay between 20 € and 200 €. So I aggree to Paul Kizer (s. above), Locus should look for this market segment.

Greetings from the Rübezahl

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I see but please note that Locus would not be able to offer better bathymetric contour lines than OpenSeaMaps. There isn't any precise or detailed global bathymetric data set.

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I don't get why the suggestion from OP hasn't been implemented; openseamap as vectors should be supported, right? And openseamap can include depth data now, so why not give that as an overlay? Yes, it's not accurate enough for racing or anything of that sort, but in my experience it's accurate enough to stay out of trouble.

Incidentally, Locus is the default choice at several marinas here, so the market is indeed picking up...

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Dear Casper,

Yesterday we talked in our team about Locus and sailing. We decided to postpone implementation any tool or vector map for sailing. We aware the interest in the application and in sailing. But need to focus on more important task at this moment. (at least for several months) Thank you for understanding

BR

Petr

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Thanks for the speedy response, and for acknowledging the interest in Locus from the sailing community! We'll keep using Locus for sailing, and maybe in a couple of months we'll be pleasantly surprised with the addition of depth maps!

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If you want seamark as overlay, its possible to download mbtiles format.

Work in Locus, but filesize is big. Europe complete is 1.6 Gb. Solution is not perfect because it can make Locus a bit laggy, but at least you've got an offline solution.

http://kap.grade.de/

Enter seamark tiles an choose region.

Try it and report back. Good luck ☺

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