New ML Maps

R5O.nl shared this problem 9 days ago
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Our friends at https://www.openandromaps.org/en/downloads/europe have just switched to offering vector maps based on Mapsforge V4. The effect in Locus (latest) is that Map rendering is so much slower, laggy-er. For example, zooming out the Netherlands map to complete country, I now have to wait for many seconds before something starts to show: like 10 seconds. And I do not have an old/slow phone (OnePlus 3T). The previous maps showed rather immediately. Also on normal zoom levels it is visibly slower. I am now also afraid I am consuming a lot more battery. But I do not get 'more maps'; at least, I do not see a diff; what would this V4 bring to me as user?

So, what about this: is it a bug, a feature, something I am now stuck with? Just curious and a bit anxious...

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Hello R50

V4 based maps are tested quite a lot in Locus Map for many months and I'm not aware of any massive slowdown. Are you using the latest Locus Map version 3.39+? In case, you just switch to any other map, the app is immediately faster, so it is clear that the problem is in MF4 maps? Did you try some other country? Netherland is probably map with the highest density of content so it may be a little slower then maps for other countries.

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I will do some more testing and come back with numbers. Save to say for now that on all my devices (old and new) these new ML maps are considerably slower in rendering. Thanks!

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Hey,

I'm having a somewhat related problem. When I zoom out quite a bit, or pan a lot and then quickly zoom in, I often find my self waiting a long time for the map to render. It's like it's still rendering the zoomed out part in the background and doesn't start rendering the zoomed in area until the the other stuff is finished.

This leads me to avoid quickly zooming out and in. Or panning for that matter.