Annoying items on locus vector maps

gynta shared this question 4 years ago
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Is there a way to remove all of this unwanted items from map?

I have selected the cycle(!) theme.

Gas station? Church? Hospital? Post office? Place of worship?

Do you really think we need all this stuff? In a normal usage? B)

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It depends :) From my opinion are all POIs, you mentioned, quite important because they are parts of standard maps. OK, maybe the gas station should have lower priority for cycling. However I bet that the most used topo maps (alpenverain, compass, ign, OS maps) contains mentioned POIs.

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I bet not pushy annoying like in locus maps and not twice :)

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So, should be these points completely hidden or are icons too big? showy? coloured?

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If there is no way (as I asked) - I would create an idea to have a show/hide function.

because in MOST situation I was looking for my track/direction.

In a few cases I really need one of this items.

So please let me decide for themselves what I want to see.


btw. We have the POIdb (a other topic)

Why we need some items on map twice?

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This change the situation. I though that you want to remove them permanently from themes. Possibility to show some POIs using theme switcher is planned.

Duplication of items - this more on menion but as I know this is easy solution without complicated changes in rendering mechanism and it also allow to support non-locus maps without POI database.

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>Possibility to show some POIs using theme switcher is planned.

thx.


> Duplication of items - this more on menion..

ok, and what's the conclusion for now?

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Hmm hard to say, but currently I do not know what change you expect. When I'll start work on DB Poi system again, based on own ideas and ideas here on help desk, I'm sure this problem will be solved also. Because now it isn't possible to hide certain types of pois, duplicate items should not be a problem, because active, clickable, items from DB Poi should cover static points rendered in map.

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thx for your answer

Your POIdb was a pioneering and essential idea for a outstanding map tool but i understand, you have other priorities. If you will start to bring POIdb out from beta to final - we should talk again :)

For now the best solution (for me) is to rename *.osm.db eg to *.pdb.osm.db

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no

...but thx

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I have attached a screen shot of the area near my home. It shows 34 large church icons and 2 gas stations. This is annoying and creates too much clutter to make the map user friendly. Other maps give options to minimize clutter. Would it be possible to change Locus Pro to allow this? Aside from that I really like this app and will be using it next month in Europe.fbce867f3c316133a41f449c3b439ad0

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The screenshot above in my neighborhood has 34 churches (huge icons) and around 60 small church icons as well as around 30 large typeface church names that cover the map. If this was a map made especially for people trying to find a church to cycle to on Sunday that's great, but that's not what I'm looking for and I would rather see a clean map with no POI's. With other maps I have used you can select the degree of clutter. Have I missed something or is this the way Locus Pro will always display. Just curious, was this app put together by an ultra religious org?

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Hello Garry,

there is definitely something wrong with icons in your Locus. I can see that icons are rescaled in wrong way. There are 2x bigger than should be. It's very likely caused due to Menu > Settings > Map - advanced - Change map resolution. If you disable it, map will be OK. I'll inform main developer about this issue.

When it comes to number of churchs - Locus is developed mainly for outdoor activities and church is very important navigation point on the country-side (at least here in Europe). Unfortunately it can overcrowd map in city areas. For this reason has "City" theme different priority for churches but city theme does not contain cycle routes. So it's quite complicated to find balanced solution for city and for country side.

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So we hope themes selector with selectable items is coming soon...

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Thanks Petr for the help. I also changed the text size to 100% and now the map is much friendlier.

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5 Month later...


about http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/annoying-items-on-locus-vector-maps#comment-18720

"Possibility to show some POIs using theme switcher is planned."

Any news?

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It is really really close to start work on this task ...

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yea... yea.. it is .. even on good PC it is slowing down the performance

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I don't mind that there are so many POI on my screen, but they shouldn't be clickable. Sometimes when I click on the map, I get a huge list of POI, but for what?

Seeing them on my map, yes, clickable no.