Export and import external icon images by including them in a point or track

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Export and import external icon images by including them in a point or track.

Please make it possible.


Or, please add a function that can be set so that the message that there is no external icon image does not appear.


Currently, when there is no external icon image, a message that there is no image appears unconditionally to everyone.


People who are not using external icons do not need this message.


Please grant permission to reject this message to those who do not want to use external icons. Please allow it to be set so that it does not appear.


Export and import external icon images by including them in a point or track.

Please make it possible.


Or, please add a function that can be set so that the message that there is no external icon image does not appear.


Currently, when there is no external icon image, a message that there is no image appears unconditionally to everyone.


People who are not using external icons do not need this message.


This message should only appear to those who want to use external icons.

You shouldn't show it to unwanted people.

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A.

Currently, when there is no external icon image, a message that there is no image appears unconditionally to everyone.

Agree: Of course...if no corresponding Locus Icon (zip) pack is installed = Display the default Icon than.


B.

Export and import external icon images by including them in a point or track. Please make it possible.


As there is no such a (gpx) standard...so yet probably there remains a possibility to offer this ?


The currently used method is by (must use) the already pre-installed using Locus custom Icon (zip) packs


It remains uncomfortable and strange that a receiver first has to preinstall many gpx custom Icons packages before use into the Locus app. A standard to send free (single) images (also + icons) through a gpx track or gpx waypoints however is not there.


To know.

Through GE klm > kmz files this is already possible. Such a +/- similar function via gpx > gpz would sure be nice.

That way you can attach any icon, small or large, and transfer all of it this by a single compact gpz file.

You transfer everything together, so this contains AND the base gpx file AND ALSO the additional picture folder into a single one gpz file. The basic gpx file function then so remains almost unchanged and the original gpx <sym> is also still preserved. Non-adapted apps will simply ignore some additional image info in the otherwise almost unchanged basic (no extension) gpx file. In the gpx you indicate the Icon preference to display, either by the sym, or by the image, as well as the preferred Icon size.


How it can possibly be done through gpx > gpz and this with the basic gpx file and so keeping the original important navigation <sym> is attached.

https://t.ly/lEdC


This is a PROPOSAL, because there is NO such a standard !

Anyway the gpx file so remains here very neat simple and is still tidy "basic" clean.

The idea can possibly +/- be used as is, and especially is shown without any extra "junk" attached into the original gpx cmt and desc tags.


NB.

The gpz file extension is already used by the app gpx viewer. This sure makes it clear that it is a gps file transfer.

Locus does not recognize this specific gpz extension, so you should (currently) change the gpz into zip to test.

Import it directly into Locus, so don't let it unzip through your android standard unzip app.

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Custom Icons by gpx transfer

By Locus app. TO KNOW.


Some online tools you can use.

(Any image) Icon convert into base64-image


A: https://onlinepngtools.com/convert-jpg-to-png

B: https://onlinepngtools.com/convert-png-to-base64

Icon convert png > Base64 options: set Data URL


Or:

https://www.base64-image.de/


Test example 1.

Find gpx file in attachment.

Inspect gpx (sym) by Notepad ++


Generation by Locus Map.

Possible ? Yes.

@Menion.

Pse optimise = compact gpx.


By Locus gpx1.1 export.

Without extra extension.

(Twice the same info !)


In Locus export sym text ADD > data:

data:image/... construct.

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