See newly created point on map immediately

Bob Denny shared this idea 6 years ago
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When creating a new point using "coordinates", the new point is often far away from the current map area. It would be useful to be able to see (and guide on, etc.) the new point immediately after Saving it, instead of neeeding to open Points, then the specific Points folder, scroll down to find the new point in the (maybe long) list, open the new point, then touch the map symbol on the lower left.

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Is this the same thing? It is hard or me to tell because I don't do geocache.


http://help.locusmap.eu/responses/new-waypoint-should-be-displayed

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Hi Bob,

this option would be helpfull, so i vote +1

in your case and also in GC it will be a benefit to have an additional"checkbox" while creating a POI/WP like "guide on" or "center to map".

The link you posted discribe another behavior, in this GC feature the additional WP was not active after creation and user have to activate it manualy to see this point, but in new BETA this is fixed ;-)

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May you please describe me what exactly you want? Because I think I'm close, but not 100% sure :). Thanks

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Create a point as usual, but when finished creating, instead of returning to the map where it is now, return to the map with the point in the middle. If the "return to present position in x seconds" mode is on, maybe it should be disabled so you can see the new point for more than a few seconds. The idea is that, with the new point on the screen, you instantly know the bearing and distance to it.

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Currently, there is more places how to create point. From map, from right panel by special buttons, from Data manager.


If you create a points from map, then this feature is not needed - you're already on map. Anyway if you create it from Data manager, I agree it's little bit stupid - you create point and then you have search for it.


On second side, go directly to map, isn't always what you may want. So I improved system, that if you create point in Data manager screen, then after you confirm "Edit", you'll remain on point screen, instead of return back to Data manager. This allow to go to map on one click, return to Data manager on click, etc.


Believe this solution will be better (compromise for everyone)

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I think I understand this. I have a "new point" button on the right panel. I use it to create a point far away (as I described in the O.P.) and with the new feature, when I touch checkmark Save, I see the point screen (with the thumbnail in the upper right, the info, and the map icon in the lower left(. I can use the thumbnail or the map icon to go to the location of the newly created point.


If this is true, then this is an excellent solution!

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Hmm ... probably not exactly, sorry :).


What you wrote, will happen only in case, you create a new point directly in "Data manager" screen. When you create it with a button on right panel, it won't happen because I believe, usually most people create a point on a currently visible map screen ... hmm as I think about it, it's not always true right? :)


Damn, it's quite complicated situation, because ( at least here ), I believe that everyone use app in a different way.


If you find a while, try new test version. You may try to add point in data manager and directly on map as you do, to see a difference.


Test version if you don't know: https://plus.google.com/communities/105669867009952671671