Shortcuts to Legends

Lucio Dal Pan shared this idea 1 year ago
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A lot of maps, vector and raster maps, filled of symbols and colours, lines and icons, that often change depending on different styles!


How can I remember all of them?

Best thing could be to have a quick way to see map legends; I could create a shortcut to images (easy to find online and download) opening in a window, for example.

It could be useful a panel for legends, similar to "Quick Settings" one: a shortcut (in the right functions panel, maybe) to "Legends panel", and there the links to legend images.


Could this be useful for other people?


Thanks for your attention

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Support.

This wish is active since 11/2013 :)

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It supposes that every map source, and in vector maps case also every map style, provides also page with map legend and Locus keeps track on them...

But for LocusMap own vector maps and styles, it does make sense. I have already voted before..

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Regarding OpenAndroMaps, it is worthy to review the waymarking Legend of the great outdoor map style Elevate/Elements and its reference of use OSM SVG map icons.

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There already is a legend, but it's not that easy to find - I always search a while for it.


A while ago we had the discussion of a small "demo vector map" that contains most/all possible elements with a name/text next to it, so displaying this vector map would be used as the legend - this legend type is available for all themes, no need to maintain one legend URL per theme, it's always up-to-date (showing the rendering of exactly the theme version I use), and it also shows the legend according to the overlays currently set in the theme. The main question was "how can we show the text?" One idea was to use a street in text shape as this they are shown by most themes. If anyone remembers where this was discussed, please link :)