Strange (changed) behavior while following planned route

Andreas Woithon shared this problem 5 months ago
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Hello,

I'm not really 100% sure, but it seems as following a planned manual route has changed.


I plan a route, Let's assume that two waypoints are 1 km away. When I use "guidance along a route" I believe in the past, the guiding line led me from my position to exactly the next waypoint I have created.


What I see today is, that locus points to somewhere on the route. Sometimes this next point is 150 metres away, sometimes 468, any number is possible. It seems to choose the next point to leave me to randomly. But it is not the waypoint I created during route planning.


That happens, even if I choose "strict route following" or not.


Do I miss something?

AWo

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Hi Andreas,

Menion recommends to turn on the "Notify of every routepoint" in settings > guidance > advanced. This should stop generating the unwanted "points" in-between the original routepoints and Locus will guide and notify of only the routepoints you built the route from.

best regards

Michal

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Hi Andreas,

by "planned manual route" you mean route drawn in the manual mode? I.e. without using a routing service? If yes, it's true - for a few months, Locus has been rendering interpolated points between the drawn waypoints. It is due to better processing and displaying elevation data along the route. The interpolation steps' distance can be defined in Locus "expert" settings. If you don't need them, just set longer distance between them than between waypoints you set.

best regards

Michal, Locus team

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Hello Michal,

thanks for that explanation. Where do I find these expert settings?


Sincerely

Andreas

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Got it!


Thanks!

AWo

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Hello Michal,

hmmm...that doesn't work. The behaviour ist still the same, with exisitng routes and new planned routes. I have choosen between 10.000 and 100.000 metres. The setting was accepted, but nothing changed. The guidance line still jumps to many interpolation points between the planned waypoints.


Cheers

AWo

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Hi Andreas,

another option is to set "next routepoint distance" in Locus settings > guidance but I'm not sure if it is the case you need. Anyway - how did it work before? Locus guided only to the manually added routepoints? I'm quite sure it has always guided to generated routepoints in between the manually added ones.


best regards

Michal

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Hello Micha,

yes, it was working that way: It led me from one manually added waypoint to the next manually added waypoint. As you know, I use that in my navigation workshops were I send the people around and one task is to follow a planned route. The people should exactly learn this, how to get from waypoint to waypoint and find their way through the possible real tracks, guided into the general direction by the guidance line.

Now the guidance line hops from point to point, only a few hundred meters away, so you habve no information and guidance to the manually set destination (waypoint).


The option you talk about (necxt routepoint distance" doesn't help, as this tell Locus when a waypoint is claimed to be "reached" and when its time to jump to the next waypoint.


Cheers

Andreas

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Hi Andreas,

Menion has investigated the issue and found out some possible unwanted side effects of recent improvements in the route planner. The issue should befixed in the next version. Thank you for reporting it.

best regards

Michal

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Hello Gentlemen,

from my point of view that issue is not solved, yet. In 3.46.2 the guidance line now jumps always 50 meters ahead instead of leading me from (planned) waypoint to waypoint. Please have a look at these both small videos, which explain the issue.


The reason why I come back again is, that the guidance line had lead me to the next planned waypoint of a route. If I reach that waypoint it jumped to the next waypoint, so I get accurate information on course and distancce to the waypoints I set (and that is also what your manual reads). Instead it just jumps always 50 meters ahead on the planned route.


Ed.: It seems that the videos are too large. For that reason a Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/i5pprt5xk5jylfd/AAAgV_6dvbEeuvk-rSWWMl1va?dl=0


Best regards


AWo

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Hi Andreas,

Menion recommends to turn on the "Notify of every routepoint" in settings > guidance > advanced. This should stop generating the unwanted "points" in-between the original routepoints and Locus will guide and notify of only the routepoints you built the route from.

best regards

Michal

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Hello Michal,

that trick did it!!! Thanks a lot.


But...was I wrong with my assumption that the behaviour has changed? As far as I remember I used to have that setting off, but it was working like I asked for in the past.


Cheers and thanks

AWo

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Hi Andreas,

to be honest.... I think so too but I'm not sure when exactly it happened - most probably when the interpolation due to correct elevation chart was implemented. Anyway, good to know there is a way how to turn it right.

best regards

Michal