Few beginner questions

tower tak3r shared this question 10 days ago
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Hey guys!

I am looking for an app to track my hikes and one of the most important features is that it tracks both "time in movement" and "total time". During my tests with Locus maps, i noticed that both times are tracked, but always show the exact same number which cant be the case. Any idea why?

Also, is there a way to forward saved tracks via mail or can I only save them in the folders?

And lastly, it looks like I am unable to download maps in the free version.I get the message "Cant select the map. Error: Unknown problem"


Thanks,

Chris

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Hi there,


- "time in movement": Look at the attached screen, ist the option "Record only when moring" activated?

- "sharing": In the track details, tap the "share" icon, select "share as gpx" and then select how you want to share it.

As I'm not using the free version I cannot prove that, but the message indicates something else, as LM is mostly giving clear messages.


br Matthias

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Thanks!

- Record only when moving was deactivated, ill activate it now even though by the sound of it, woudl not track when I am not moving and I want to make sure that it does record when I am not moving, and when I am moving :) Ill try this though!

- dont have a share button, just the export button to save it on the phone

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Hi,

what map are you trying to download?

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Its the Thuringia OSM outdoor map - always tries to download but cant do it.


Just tried to download another map but the app seems so confusing to me, where can i go and select the areas I need if its too big? Why is there no Mexico in the Online Map section?

Is there any specific map type for the free version that you could recommend that includes all the areas in the world and is not excluding countries? Also, is there a way to get a map including waypoint for the entire PCT for instance? I will hike it this year.


Thanks

Chris

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Hi Chris,

OSM Outdoor map

- no every map in this category is downloadable, some can be viewed only online. It depends on the map provider.

No Mexico among the online maps

- Mexico is included in some global online maps, such as e.g. Hike&Bike LoMap, there is no online map in Locus that contains just Mexico.

Is there any specific map type for the free version that you could recommend that includes all the areas in the world and is not excluding countries?

- LoMaps offline. You download them from Locus Store and use them without internet connection. They contain hiking and biking trails, waypoints, offline addresses, contour lines, all you need. For PCT you have to download the map per individual states.

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Thanks!