Vector maps do not conform to user Units format.

Ron H shared this problem 6 years ago
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Hi!


Thanks again for such a great program.


I have noticed that the labeling for the vector elevations are in meters even though my Language & Units -> Altitude setting is in feet. Is it possible to display it in the user-selected format or is the metric display output a function of the vector maps themselves?


Thanks for your always quick responses!

Ron.

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Hello Ron,

I'm sorry but this is not possible. The contour lines and elevation labels are "static" part of the map itself and setting does not influence the units - only meters are available at this moment. I can only suggest to use dynamic elevation.

Open Menu > Map objects and styles > enable Dynamic elevation. Locus shows the elevation near the center cursor on map in your units.

Thanks for understanding

Regards Petr

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Thanks, Petr, for the prompt response!


That's what I thought might be happening.


Would it be possible then to change the displayed numbers as meters*unit? So, the 1000 meter contour would display as 3280 - this might look a little strange (1100 would be 3608, for example) - but it would be more intuitive to those of us who are accustomed to the old imperial measurement system.


Again, thanks for the quick answer and the great application!

Ron.

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Well, I need to discuss it with the main developer. O guess that It could be probably possible. Only me question: is it really better to display 'nonsense' values in feets? And what about the steps of contour lines. Does make sense the step in 81.2 ft? :-)

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This proposed conversion of the metric data will make far more sense to 98% of it's users than the current completely counterintuitive metric display. Yes, it may be in slightly odd increments, BUT it WILL BE useable data... For those not completely fluent in metric elevation data, the current is just confusing and non-meaningful, not to mention every other elevation reference for the regions in which we are discussing will require time and a calculator to convert to the map data units. EXTREMELY COUNTERINTUITIVE.

I for one would pay a significant premium over the purchase price which I paid, in order to have maps with elevation data that worked properly for my region, and one that had street road and highway names which were displayed in a more logical and visible format. That is another big problem with LoMaps. Names of streets roads and highways are not visible on many zoom levels, and are not always appropriately-sized for the zoom level when they are displayed.

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Thanks again for the response.


I was thinking I might try to create a .map file with 30.48 meter contour intervals - this corresponds with 100 foot intervals. :)


Thanks, Petr!

Ron.

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Hello Ron.

if you want to try to generate own maps - please see detailed description how to:

http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=1839.0

You need to customize the step when contour-lines are generated using phyghtmap. You need to change parameter "-c" and "-s" to set interval for "foots"

http://katze.tfiu.de/projects/phyghtmap/phyghtmap.1.html


Best regards

Petr

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Thanks again, Petr!

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If you were to give an option 4 purchase of a low map for United States region with metric elevation data half of the current price oh, and then an identical map with imperial elevation data for double the current price, I guarantee you that the maps that sell for double the money would be 98% of the sales. No one cares about the elevation contour data for Canada matching up to the contour lines on this side of the United States border, the continuous topographical profiles will clearly be visible despite the different units and lines not intersecting congruently. Most people who are using these maps are not needing the elevation data when they cross the border on the highway border crossing checkpoints, therefore it will be a completely moot point to argue the transition of elevation lines across International borders.

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