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Not able to set a shape point in the route planner

Stephan shared this problem 16 months ago
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The line in the routeplanner starts in Harwich and ends in Cardiff. No via or shape points. I try to set a shapepoint like recorded in this video

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CoXrZ-kFQP9zftKin5aBv7Lu4HLxOdVl

Locus did not create a via point, it create a start point of the route instead I used the button in the middle. GPS-Data N 51°53.718' , E 000°54.738'

Tested on three devices with three different version of android.

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So the problem is, if I want to create a point inside the route using the button in the middle of this panel downside of this screenshot.


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This are the starting conditions662d67716167b8dc521de95496510430

Than I choose a point like this


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Hit the middle button of the panel downside and get this result

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I have tried more situations

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The result:


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So I choosed a routing profile instead of manually drawing.

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So i tried a more realistic situation


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The result2a3ad08330ffca6fedad598c0dafbc93

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Good day Stephan,

I think we have here one misunderstanding and one issue in the app.

First: misunderstanding > middle button when you add a new point into plan does not exactly mean "put into the middle of the plan", but better "put into nearest segment".

So in the first case, there is an issue and new "Douglas road 121" should really be placed into the middle of 1-2 points. Problem found (caused by too long 1-2 distance, try shorter below 100km and it will work) and fixed now.

Anyway, in rest of your cases, it is correct. Locus test if the new point has shorted distance to point 1 (then add new point before point 1), or to point 2 (then add new point after point 2) or is somewhere middle (then split existing 1-2 segment add it into the middle).

Hope my explanation is clear. Feel free to ask if something is not clear.

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After using this tool for a while, I have to say, it is very annoying that the middle button can cause to different reaction related to the cause. Because I have to figure out, what is the situation, what will be the result. If you are wrong, you have to change the whole thing.

One button, one intuitive and reliable predictable result is good usability.

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Do not understand. What you expect from this button to do?? It do one thing : add place into nearest possible place in track, nothing unpredictable.

And if you do something incorrect, there is always "redo" button in top right corner which takes you one step back.

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Personaly I think, calling my use incorrect, without knowing, what I have

done, is being rude.

First at all the middle button do not behave like described in the manual.

It is incorrect use following the manual?

But I cite you:

"Anyway, in rest of your cases, it is correct. Locus test if the new point

has shorted distance to point 1 (then add new point before point 1), or to

point 2 (then add new point after point 2) or is somewhere middle (then

split existing 1-2 segment add it into the middle)."

If you would think precise, you would relize, that I have to decided, what

will happen.

If you are going on thinking precise, you would realize, that

1.) There are cases, where it is hard to estimate the distance and predict

the result.

2.) There are cases, where you can not see point 1 and/or 2. So you are not

able to predict the result.

I am just planning 4000 km cycling in Europe. There are many small bugs,

which show a kind of unprecision.

But is annoying to report them, because of this kind of answers.

Am 21. März 2019 14:28:04 schrieb Locus Map :

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Stephan, the word "incorrect" was used in the sentence in the meaning of: "If you do something that results in something you do not want = incorrect, there is ...".


> 1.) There are cases, where it is hard to estimate the distance and predict the result.

agree

> 2.) There are cases, where you can not see point 1 and/or 2. So you are not able to predict the result.

and agree

Anyway, my question remains: "What you expect from this button to do??". I still do not see any better and more predictable behavior. There is still an option to add points into the middle of the segment by dragging the middle red point on the line, which will create new two lines.

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