More basic var tags in new www bookmark function

gynta shared this idea 5 years ago
Declined

currently: lat, lon, time, zoom

my minimal wish: alt (altitude) !

any other important tags? Accuracy? Battery level? GSM signal?

creating new idea because i think stefans basic idea is completed.

http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/interface-external-urls-with-position-parameters

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Hello gynta,


not sure if fully completed, but from my testing, it seems to work as expected.


So now, main improvements should be as you wrote - another variables.


I was also thinking about some "favorites", some sample "www bookmarks" for immediate use.

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I will happily provide a few useful favorites/defaults when menion manages to create a beta version that actually works :-). So far, all versions after the parameter fix for "|" have been majorly broken for other reasons. I couldnt really make use of this cool new feature yet.


http://www.trailforks.com/map?lat=37.69758&lon=-112.80051&z=12&m=terrain


is quite useful, as is something like


http://www.vttrack.fr/?zoom=11&lat=46.06336&lon=6.19526&layers=SwissTopo|Photos|Utagawa|GPSies


and there is a bunch more. You can also link directly into google street view, but that would require at least a heading parameter to be useful. Links looks more or less like


https://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&layer=c&cbll=48.165280,11.564530


(only works in desktop mode browsers unfortunately, interfacing mobile browser mode in street view is more complex).

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Weird, I've just tested it with latest 3.10.3.6 Beta version and your second url seems to work correctly. Are you sure you have latest Beta?

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misunderstanding... you fixed the | issue long time ago... but you broke menu key (again)... and i really cannot live without my menu key :).

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ah ok. I have no solution for this ...

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Solution is latest PRO... at least until you decide to update it with a broken menu key. Then things will get rough.

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ps: Google should really die for their horrible mess with the hardware keys.

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Good afternoon gynta,

thanks for an idea. Seems there is not a big interested in this for my own surprise ( original joeloc idea has nice number of votes ), so I'm marking it as "declined".

To be true, we were discuss in our team to completely remove this feature from Locus as it's usage is for now very very low. Not sure if there is easy method how to improve it's usage and also usability. Any ideas? And more parameters won't help here, I'm sure.

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I have no idea for additional parameters (for now), but please do not remove this feature!!!


I'm right now in the process of developing a php script for requesting POIs/Ways/Relations from overpass (derived from joeloc's script, which he created when the original implementation of this feature was in development). It's already working quite nice and simple when triggered by a www bookmark.

I plan to use this mainly for osm-mapping. This allows me to check a given screen area for already mapped details not included (visible) in the offline maps/themes or POIs (for example fire-hydrants or hunting stands). With the {timeUTC} -parameter, it is also possible to check a region for recent updates to the osm database.


One improvement I would appreciate is to change the URL input field into a "proper" text input field where pasting a text is possible. At the moment, inserting a URL is really very inconvenient and I am forced to use "Clipboard Keyboard" app to paste URLs from a text file.