Which of fast/short Brouter navigation modes does the Locus trigger for foot navigation?

Libor Poutnik Striz shared this question 3 years ago
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Which of fast/short Brouter navigation modes does the Locus trigger for foot navigation, if Brouter is chosen as a routing provider ? As Locus provides just one foot option.

In Brouter default settings, both foot/short and foot/fast are assigned to the same standard Shortest profile, so in default case it does not matter. But when an advanced Brouter user uses different navigation profiles for foot/short and foot/fast, it DOES matter.

I could do the testing myself, but the simple answer provided here a/o in Locus manual can be good info for all Brouter users, starting to experiment.

https://github.com/poutnikl/Brouter-profiles/wiki/Brouter-profiles-collection

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Hello Libor,


in code is defined "foot" as a "fast" profile.

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Hello Menion,

thanks for the fast answer. It is pity there are not implemented both Brouter navigation modes*, to be able to switch them directly in LocusMap GUI. Sure, there is work-around in switching of Brouter mode-profile mapping.


I am aware about the way of launching Brouter, selecting the profile in the simple Brouter GUI and importing generated GPX. But the GUI way would be handy.

* In Brouter context, there is used for ( car/bike/foot + fast/short ) routing configuration the term navigation mode. The term profile is used for script based way/node evaluations, assigned to a particular mode .

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I'm well aware of your idea here: http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/short-fast-pedestrian-navigation-modes-fro-brouter-navigation


Anyway till usage of BRouter will be so complicated for basic users, I do not have big interest in deeper implementation in Locus. I was checking if these is something new in BRouter API for Android and seems not.


What I miss most, is ability to define profiles manually in Locus, so there should be no need for some config of file on card or in BRouter app itself.

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Hehe, that is funny, Brouter seems easier than Locus for me.. :-D


But that could break the interface with OSMAnd and OruxMaps, couldnt it ? As OSMAnd relies on car/bike/foot + fast/short mode approach. Unless Arndt ( the author ) would provide a direct profile shortcut for Locus.


The profiles also refer for which transportation ( car / bike / foot ) they can be used.


Personally I can live with available ways, I just wanted to make it easier for users.

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I see no reason why such options should not co-exists. Anyway my requirements on BRouter should be discussed on BRouter Google Group and not here.

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Neither I see such a reason now... Just thinking..

I have already raised the question in Brouter forum a while ago.

Just - cooperation has 2 sides, why not to be discussed on both sides ?


For now I consider the question as closed. I will not have an extra icon. :-)