Tripmaster plugin for roadbook trips/rallies

Michael Grube shared this idea 9 years ago
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Hi!


It would be great to have a simple tripmaster plugin that uses maybe a quarter of the screen or so. A tripmaster is a distance/way counter for use in rallies and especially roadbook trips. Ideally, it would consist of the following display and functionality:


A simple compass display showing the direction the vehicle travels, an overall way counter showing the overall length of the way travelled since start of the application, a section way counter showing the way travelled since the last reset of this counter And of course an icon/button to reset the section way counter.


Of course all the displayed data should be rather large so it is easy to read while driving/navigating at the same time,.


I guess this should be possible as an addon/plugin and I am pretty sure many offroaders and amateur rallye drivers will like it very much.


Mike

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Hi,


this is a very nice idea with a very detailed description! :-)


This task can be done with a custom screen.


I don`t know, how familar you are with creating this stuff yourself, but there is a way to do so: http://forum.asamm.cz/viewtopic.php?f...


Good Luck!


Cheers, berkley

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Hmm - I already thought about that but don`t have an idea how to do it. I might be able to do some modifications, but I have no idea how to create the two counters, the reset functionality etc.


:-(


Mike

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Hi Mike,


some counter is not possible to create now. Whole system of `custom screens` serve only for displaying some informations that are already in locus. And because such "trip counter" isn`t in Locus, it`s also not possible to display such information. Anyway quite simply can be possible to create screen with map and with information from recorded track (like time, distance, ...). Only requirement is to start track record before


so maybe wish in this case should be some "still running trip counter" that will just count all travelled data without storing all points. If this will work, then it will be quite "easy" to display such information on some "custom screen"

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Hi!


Ok, I can see that. Actually, it won`t hurt to record the track and show the overall distance recorded ibn this track - that would be fine for the overall counter. However, the resettable section counter ist almost more important. Driving with a roadbook works like "go left, follow road for 300m,. goi right, follow road for 620m, go slight left, follow road for 150m" and so forth (in reality, there are symbols and other infos, but the essence is like before). So you have to reset a counter when taking a turn to start counting from that position to the next start and so on. The overall counter is needed since there might also be directions to do something after driving a total (all sections) of so or so km. And since there might be direcxtions like "go north 300m", the compass would be practical.


Mike

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And also with this addon if you could pay attention to this question :


https://gsfn.us/t/2n5kd


it would be very nice.

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Correct - although we are talking about two different functionalities: The other posting you refer to deals with a KNOW offroad route we want to follow, thgis one deals with a route we do not know in advance since we have to find our way by using a roadbook.


Anyhow, both would be more than useful not only to offroaders but to mountainbikers, hikers etc as well.

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Hi!


I still would adore the aforementioned feature of the counter and especially the resettable counter. Is there any chance that it will be programmed into Locus pro in the future? Or maybe as a paid plugin?


Mike

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Here are two apps that show what I meant:


GPS Tripmeter


https://play.google.com/store/apps/de...


and


GPStrip


https://play.google.com/store/apps/de....


It would be so great to have something like that in a part of the screen.


Mike

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Michael,


This is the closest and the best that I have found... https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gpstrip


Hope it helps!

Best regards.

Carlos

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3 Years to late :D

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Hi Gynta.


Yes it is three years late on this comment but I posted a different support message a few days ago and I was directed to this one. Here is my new support request:

http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/locus-maps-pro-and-roadbook-navigation-support


... So then, when I found a little app to fulfill my needs, I wrote it here just in case it could help. I really use Locus pro a lot so I asked if this functionality was implemented. And, as I was told, I voted for it to be included if possible :-)


Regards

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Ah, ok. So i have to quote Michal: "so vote for it (and wait :)"

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I already did!

But while waiting, I needed something for my trip :-)

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i also would like to see something usefull for riding roadbooks,

maybe make it possible to have 2 or more distance counters (tripmeters) in custom dashboard so everyone can choose colours and size, location,...

-make it an option to pause the respective or all (active on screen) tripmeters by tapping on it for less than 1 second

(or pause the first by tapping it, and pause both by tapping the second?)

-reset a single tripmeter (the 1st one) by pressing it a selectable time from 2 to 5 seconds?

-reset all tripmeters by pressing the second one a selectable time from 2 to 5 seconds?


i really like this app but i (have to) use something else for riding roadbooks properly

i would prefer to use Locus for everything

now i use something like this for roadbooks:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bitwize10.tripmaster&hl=nl

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