LoMaps: Display of climbing sites, via ferrata, security measures on hiking trails etc intended?

Georg D shared this question 18 days ago
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In Locus Map Pro 3.55.1, I just purchased LoMaps Switzerland (date 24.9.2021) as a test ballon whether the "LoMaps flatrate" of Locus 4.x Gold subscription is worth the money for my usage. Within 30min timebox, I was unable to trigger display of a lot of content (see below for some detailed examples) for mountain activities like apline hikes, climbing, via ferrata, etc. Are LoMaps by intention not containing it and/or are the render themes not showing it by intention, XOR is it a bug, XOR am I simply too dumb to properly use LoMaps & Locus themes?


In general, displaying the content in Locus is technically feasible in a user friendly quality & speed, because it works with Locus + OpenAndroMaps + theme Elevate.


At initial look, https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/1335866051 was displayed - I am sure because I found it quite funny the icon "guy on a horizontal treadmill" is used for a climbing crag :-) Then, I did try the different themes and now I am unable to get the climbing crag displayed again - I tried all 4 Locus' interal themes with all checkboxes ticked, I tried OpenAndroMaps' Elevate, and some more like HiLo. How can I get it displayed again?

Related: Some climbing crags are contained in the POI DB but most are missing, see https://help.locusmap.eu/topic/show-more-data-for-climbing-sites


Via ferrata seem not to displayed at all, e.g. https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/295767187 is invisible - which creates the wrong assumption there was no connection between the two paths coming from west/Tällihütte and the north, making those two ways to dead ends. Additionally, it looks odd to see the i-icon of https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/9026045460 in the rock face but no connection to it - why shall someone install an information point that is virtually un-reachable? Again, I tried restart of Locus, the 4 internal themes, HiLo and some other themes. How can I get it displayed?


How can I get security measures on hiking paths displayed? For example, ladders like https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/674123008 or safety ropes like https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/5194270722 or rungs like https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/3139701765 are of interest when planning a route, e.g. they are indicators fpr a certain terrain & difficulty, and some people do not want to use them. Also, if shelters like https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/941873799 were not only in the POI database but also displayed, I could use it as orientation landmark and I would learn the positions "by the way" when using the map, so I can go there even when battery is over and bad weather is approaching.

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Hi,

you're right the via_ferrata paths are missing at all. It's rather a bug than intention and I think we can improve it.


>At initial look, https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/1335866051 was displayed - I am sure because I found it quite funny the icon "guy on a horizontal treadmill"

I'm sorry but I don't think the internal themes contain a "guy on a horizontal treadmill" icon. Maybe was it a different map, online POI. Please try to display it and please send me the screenshot.


>Also, if shelters like https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/941873799 were not only in the POI database but also displayed, I could use it as orientation landmark and I would learn the positions "by the way" when using the map, so I can go there even when battery is over and bad weather is approaching.

I'm sorry but I don't understand. This POI should be displayed.


Thanks, Petr

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