Route planner Jumping back to gps-position

Stephan shared this problem 2 months ago
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I used yesterday the routeplanner of 3.36.2 the first time with running GPS. I observed a behavior, I did not in former versions the last few weeks since I use Locus.

If I am adding shape, no go points the map jumps back to the gps-position. This is very annoying, if one add such points many kms away from the gps-position.

In the former versions of Locus it was possible in the routeplanner to explore another region of the map, because the map did not jump back to the gps-position. Now it not possible.

I did not change the settings.

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Hi Stephan,

try to turn off automatic holding of map screen center position - long tap the centering button on the main screen bottom left corner > uncheck "hold map center". Does it help?

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Hi Michal,

I have to test this. But your suggestions changes the settings, which I did not have to change before the change to 3.36.

There are other odd changes in the routeplanner. Before 3.36.2 there was a white "-" sign and a blue "+"-sign, if one had setted no point yet. Now both signs are blue.

After starting the navigation in the routeplanner, there route is in the beginning is white and there are big arrows in the screen.

After starting the navigation there are shown

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Hi Stephan,

1) actually, you don't have to change your "hold map center" settings - just uncenter your map (tap the blue centering button so that it changes its color to grey)

2) I've compared lastest route planner version with screenshots in the Manual that were made a few months ago and they seem the same to me... see https://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:user_guide:tracks:planning

3) honestly, I don't know how to simulate this - I tested it on two devices and both with the same result - navigation line purple and normal-sized arrows...

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He Michal,

1. This was a misunderstanding of mine. I thought you talked about the button in the main screen.

2.) I have made screenshots of older version and newest version before setting the first point. Do you see the difference?

The new coloring is a little bit confusing, because one never know, is there a route, did I set a point by mistake or can I do really the first point.

3.) After reinstalling the app (See ticket: Can not install Pro version [#16150]) I will test with real GPS on weekend.

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Hi Stephan,

1) you understood it correctly - I was writing about the centering button on the main screen. Nevertheless, I tested it right now and even if "hold map center" is ON and centering is active, in route planner the position doesn't switch back to the actual position...

2) I can see the difference, interesting, I never noticed the "-" button used to be greyed :) However, as nobody else has reported this as disadvantage, I think the main developer won't deal with it.

Awaiting further results of your testing

Michal

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This odd arrows are still exist in the first time 0d16c1aff3be26b3504aad244c8a5ea5after starting the navigation.

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Hi Stephan,

the big arrow occurs randomly or after some particular step/action?

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Hi Michal,

like I said in my second post:

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After starting the navigation in the routeplanner, there route is in the beginning is white and there are big arrows in the screen.

After starting the navigation there are also shown"

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Hi Stephan,

regarding the big white arrow - please check Locus settings > navigation > route width if the value is not exaggerated.

Michal

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The value is 8 px on a s7. If you have a precise look to the screen shot, you will see that the white lines and arrows cover the original redish line of the route.

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Good day Stephan,

I'm analyzing app source code that may affect this really interesting (at least for me) behavior, but I'm unable to find any logical reason for this.

Don't you have in your device enabled some settings like extra big texts, some accessibility mode or generally something that may affect how things are drawn on screen? Maybe also in Locus, some rescale option? Also what if you change "route width" to some smaller or bigger value, does this affect the length of these white lines and size or white arrow on the end?

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Thanks Stephan for send backup of your settings. I tried to restore it on own device and, unfortunately, all works correctly for me.

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I'm a little lost now. I expect you want to use this feature, so may I prepare for you special test version that will print us some additional information into the text file?

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This troubles disappear after a minute. So I can handle with it. The main issue was, that there are small changes in the look of the routeplanner and behaviour after leaving the routeplanner, that I was worried about small mistakes, which cause later on big trouble.

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Only about that BIG nav arrow issue. Such happens very occasionally (at random). Behaviour observed during last +/- 1 or 2 years ? Could not find any repeatable 'mechanics' to reproduce, so was not reported. That's all.

If I do not communicate, do not worry, as I only very occasionally use gps, do not read the forum attentively, not even a lot of cycling actually. Do not expect extra tests nor reports ;-)

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Ah so Stephan is not the only one, interesting. Thanks Willy!

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I have exactly the same problem. After scroll or click that effect goes away. Annoying, but not killing issue - hence I did not report :-)

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I have tried yesterday another device with another Android. Same issue. Repeatable. Starting Navigation of a planned route in routeplanner. Version 3.36.2. The former version on this device did not show this artefacts.


 


Important, it do not happen with GPS-simulation, only with a real GPS-fix.


 


Von: Locus Map <locus.map@asamm.com>

Gesendet: Sonntag, 24. Februar 2019 08:56

An: Stephan <zitzmann.stephan@gmx.de>

Betreff: New Comment in "Route planner Jumping back to gps-position"

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Thanks for additional comments Stephan and Michael,

interesting. I was playing with it maybe an hour, tried many variations and this issue with the big white arrow still never happen. As you both wrote, not a big problem, but I'll keep watching it ... thanks.