Automatically zoom in, at navigation instruction

freischneider shared this idea 26 days ago
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I drive normally with a zoom, with which I can see the distance about 1km ahead. So I have a better overview of what's around it. Now when a navigation instruction comes, I do not see the turn right. Especially if several ways turn. Now I would like to have the following function:

At the navigation instruction the screen goes on (already exists)

Now Locus zooms in 2 to 3 steps (number of levels adjustable)

After 10 seconds, the old zoom level is reset. (Time adjustable)

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We have already discussed in the German forum

https://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=6740.0

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+1 Vote

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+1

I suggest to zoom in not by a number of steps relative to the current zommlevel, but to a fixed (configurable) zoomlevel instead. This way you would always get a consistent view when nearing a nav instruction, regardless of the previous zoom.

Also, it would be nice if this could also work with enabled autozoom feature.

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Hi guys,

I've always wanted to integrate something similar to existing auto-zoom feature, so thanks for bringing this here.

Does anyone have an idea for some automatic system based on current defined auto-zoom parameters? We have 7 votes here and already two ideas (increase zoom by 2-3 levels or change to a specific value). Both needs configuration and I definitely prefer as the first step settings-free option.

From my point of view, I see as ideal to really improve the scale of the map based on the distance to navigation point (defined in seconds) and also based on auto-zoom value.

So this means: for speed 100 kph is zoom defined as 14, for 50 kph it is 16. You start to slow down from 100 to 50 kph before turn left the order. When you will be 30 seconds before the cross, app will start to increase zoom in value up to next two levels so 10 seconds before cross it will be defined zoom + 2 levels. In this case for speed 50, it will be 16 + 2. Maybe complicated on explanation, but it should work I believe :).

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What you described here is the relative approach I think. You want to increase zoom by 2 levels from the current level (may be dynamic because of autozoom) 10 seconds before crossing.

I think a distict "target zoomlevel" would be better, because with autozoom on, your approach is dependand on the current speed (and corresponding very configurable autozoom setting) when nearing a crossing. Also speeds may vary very much (for example on a bike...~5-10 kph uphill but sometimes 30-50 kph downhill). This would result in inconsistent views of the crossings.

I think we should try to find a zoom where crossings are nicely visible with most maps (Z19?) and use this as a "target zoomlevel" when nearing a crossing. Maybe in the future this setting could be made configurable (expert mode?).

The zoom would have to return to either the defined zoomlevel (without autozoom) or to the autozoom level according to the then current speed (may be different from before the crossing).

I wonder how the experience would be with many turn instructions shortly one after another, though.

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I abe with autzoom no experience. I never use it. I have set navigation instruction and screen at 15s before. Zoom I have set so I see what I want. Times so and times so. If you program it as write, what happens in case (autozoom is off)

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Fixed values ...

Advantage: No matter what zoom I have before. It is ensured that I see the turn exactly.

Disadvantage: If, for once, I am very fast, it may be that I am still too far away (15s before) and I still do not see the turn at this zoom.

I like both ideas. Can not decide for me, because I could not make any experience.

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Auto zoom according to speed, I do not use. Navigation instruction and screen @ 15 s. Short auto zoom when near a command and than back to previous zoom level I know from the car gps.

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The idea is very good. +1 from me. I am for the variant with a fixed zoom level. Whenever an instruction comes for example. zoom 18 use. No matter which zoom was before.

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also for the Variant with fixed zoom level

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Great suggestion. I like the fixed zoom level idea. When I come to some complex roundabout I don't want to zoom in by 2 or 3 steps, rather I just want to see all of the exits maximized within the screen. Especially while driving when there is very little time to make a decision.