Recalculate/reroute navigation with add/remove route points

Robert Teterycz shared this idea 4 years ago
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I frequently use navigation while biking. Sometimes I need to reroute to shop or bar which is far from original route and back to original planed points. It is different way and need to recalculate. I do it by canceling navigation and then add new and previous points. It would be better to recalculate / reroute with change or remove current points option or just use different calculation of route fast bike... when I'm tired.

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Hello Robert

if you use BRouter you can recalculate your route while navigation, additional you can set e.g. "via points" and "no go areas"

A possible solution for something similar your task i described

http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/blocked

one little bit hidden option you get on long click on "recalculate" button, then it´s possible to change the routing profile ;-))


Wolfgang

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Thanks Wolfgang. I learned new option with fast points, but recalculate option is not working. works calculation by BRouter as application but not in my Locus Map Pro.

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IMHO, Fast points need lauching BRouter application and importing the new GPS route to Locus.


I would personally use switching to simple navigation directly to that new point, and that I would return to the original route with route priority recalculation .

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I support the original idea. That BRouter workaround is imho inadequate. Almost as complicated as starting a new navigation, and totally "unorganic" in Locus.

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Having the possibility to add waypoint when navigation is already turned on is essential for me. Google maps can do it, mapy.seznam.cz can do it, why not Locus? For me it is a common pattern – to go from A to B and then reaize I need to do something in place C which is alongthe way but slightly off the course. I do not want to stop navigation and enter the new start and end… just to add a place in the middle.

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I agree that relaunching the route calculation procedure(*) with previously provided points(**) and the newly inserted viapoint makes sense and would be a useful feature.

IIRC, there are only 2 supported viapoints in the standard navigation/routing interface, so I need to bear it in his mind, or there can be a refusal. Most services do not support viapoints, so routes are calculated per route segments. I am not sure how the online services like paid Mapquest or free Yours/OSRM evaluate the request traffic, if by data volume, or by request counts. The latter could be reason for Menion not to allow too many viapoints.


(*) - as that will be needed

(**) - probably with the current position as the start

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I was very surprised when today, during a hike, I tried to recalculate an active route adding a new point or changing the destination.

I think this should be present in such an advanced app like Locus and it's very strange not to see such an useful option.

Adding +1 to the "I like this idea".

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I have tried to understand the recommended thread https://help.locusmap.eu/topic/blocked

So I compared Osmand and Locus. I made screenvideos

Osmand: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1G9Qt7psVC04X-jR_EmJlIMGW8piEplwh

I need 9 seconds for one via point and recalculation.

Locus: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AucWRiePwUNPQA9utqpwaFgac-PvZ-L1

I need 27 seconds for one via point and recalculation.

It could be faster, if I am using fast editing of points.

But I have to delete this points afterwards, because brouter consider this points, if I am planning a new trip some days later.

Next issue with this way of setting via points.

If the route have still some viapoints, I am not able to order this viapoints from door to door with Locus. But this is possible in osmand.

So I tried to set a via point with the routplanner.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=11vxbgx9rE1amTML8ZE5FUoXx1z40C2Ao

I need 29 seconds for one via point and recalculation.

But osmand have another advantage. With Osmand I am able to set a via point still cycling. Using Locus I have to stop cycling. So I think it is allowed to say, the usability of the management of viapoints in Locus could be more higher.

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Just to make sure, do you compare comparable, using BRouter for both OsmAnd and LocusMap ?

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In both cases I use Brouter. I am setting the via points like I would do in this apps, if I am using one of this apps, using a existing routing.

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Any input about this?

12 votes seems a pretty good base to implement this (very important) change...

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My "personal" opinion: must have a function that for some reason still miss in the app.

Because of some plans that need to be done first, expect it fully working on next season 2020, not sooner sorry. Well, it is not a promise (rather) anyway if I personally something misses during my rides, there is a lot higher chance, it will be implemented :). Thanks for understanding.