Purchased Hiking map theme is less convenient than the default LoMap theme

Tristan Stanic shared this question 2 months ago
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Hi,

I don't like too much the yellowish tone of the default hiking theme of LoMap map. So I went to purchase the Hiking Map theme in the Locus store. The screenshots showed in the store looks better.

However I am quickly disappointed by the paid theme. Because it is less convenient than the default LoMap theme (see attached screenshots)

  • The trails are harder to read as they are drawn in thinner lines with a light brown color
  • There is no indication of regional hiking trail nor biking trails

Is there a way to change the color theme of LoMap but still preserving its other features? Like highlithing biking trail & regional hiking trail and display of hiking trails with better contrast.

Actually, I like the greenish tone of the OSM Outdoor map. Is it possible to apply the OSM map style to the LoMap maps?

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Hi Tristan,

I'm sorry for troubles. I'll contact the author of the Hiking theme with your complaints. I'd like to mention that there are other free themes available in the Locus store that you can try for free. You can also manually download some themes created by community on the our forum https://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?board=40.0

I'm sorry but it isn't possible to customize the 'colors' of internal themes. Well that's not correct - you can customize it but it requires to edit .XML file with the style.

I'm sorry but I don't know if there is any community theme that looks like OSM Outdoor. Please try the free themes from forum or store. Maybe you find some interesting theme for you.

Regards, Petr

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Hi Petr,

I looked in storage/emulated/0/Locus/mapsVector/_themes where the custom themes are installed. There is nothing related to LoMap. Can you please indicate the location of the XML style for LoMap?

I thinlk I can manage to make the modif. All I need is to dim down the bright yellow of the car roads. And darken a bit the forest area. Otherwise LoMap style is nice.

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Hi Petr,

Have tried free LoMap themes and some OpenAndroMaps themes you indicated in the forum. Overall, I far prefer the default LoMap "Hike % Bike" theme.

Funnily enough, I have evaluated 5 free themes HiLo, WaWaymark, Elevate LE, outdoorV4, Tiramusu 303. They are ALL superior to the paid "Hiking Map" Lomap theme. You definitely need to get the author to work seriously on his theme. Because currently (Sept 2019), this theme has no selectable option, no features, no parking, no trail name, elevation contour is unreadable, no place name (eg. the name of a ski resort), microscopic font, etc.

This paid "Hiking Map" Lomap theme must be a joke. I hope other items sold in the Locus store have better quality check.

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Hi Tristan,

The internal theme is packed in the app and you can't see the config file in '_themes' folder. However the theme files are available at https://github.com/asamm/mapsforge-v3-modded/tree/master/theme-base/src/main/assets/themes/mapsforgeV3/base

You can download the files, create own subfolder in '_themes' directory and edit the .xml file. This step will add new 'customized' theme into the list of themes

You're right the 'Hiking Map' theme is really poor. We'll consider if remove it from the store.

Thank you!

Petr