Several suggestions

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MapWorm
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Several suggestions

Post by MapWorm » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:03 pm

Offlinemaps SEVERAL REQUEST
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Alarm when downloads are finished
Alarm on first error
Alarm on signal disconnected
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Posters
Pretty please
Need to "print" marked area to a jpg file, which in turn need to be printed to any paper sizes on a normal printer. If you can be split into eg A4 paper sizes would be awesome. Else just export the poster to a large jpg, which in turn can then be printed by any pc apps available.
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Grids
Grid builder into BLOCKS or LINES
Grid blocks x amount of km or miles
Grid lines is basically just an area chops with lines.
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Polygon downloads
Download area as in a Polygon (allready listed)
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Track download
Download area in a line, track, etc.. x miles/km Left + right of the track or river track, will be awesome when backpacking
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Point download
Here a predefined area around each point (or globally in settings) can be set for each point. This very helpful when selecting a couple of cities to quick download, then because the area to quick download was allready set, when the point was created. It can be set this way. Individual download are for any point must take first priority over the global area in settings, which was set in settings for any point
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Basically it's all tools to make downloading a pleasure
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All downloads selected levels of downloads. Level selection boxes
L01
L02
L03
....
L19
This can be set in settings not to make too many pop ups
Most of the times we need only to update a specific level in a short time or data shortage.
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Queueing downloads
The above downloads when queueing, we don't have to wait for download to complete, to continue to the next selection process.
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Thanks you for all the hard work team

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Re: Several suggestions

Post by Psyberia-Support » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:49 am

Hi and thanks for your suggestions.
Various of them are already in the wanted list (Polygon downloads, Track download), I've added some others (Alarms, Point download, Queueing downloads).
Grids: as far as I understand, it's already available:
All downloads selected levels of downloads: this won't be added I guess, if you store zoom level 15 for example, it's much more convenient to have levels 14,13,12.. as well so you can un-zoom as you want. Also, if it's a matter of saving space, it's worse to know that the last level take 4/5 of the total space, so by removing the previous level you only same 1/5 os the space, which is not much.
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Re: Several suggestions

Post by MapWorm » Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:53 am

Thx in gazillions
Wow the ease of use is just getting better by the day

Much appreciated

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Re: Several suggestions

Post by MapWorm » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:31 am

My apologies
Grid builder I meant

BUILDING A VISUAL GRID WHICH CAN BE SAVED AS A LDK

This grid can the be send to other groups which help for example looking for A LOST KID in wooded area

When we start to mention
Lat + Lon most people think you are inzane or they cause mistakes, starting with different formats of lat + lon - BUT WHEN YOU GIVE THEM A VISUAL PRE BUILD GRID (ldk) WELL THEN IT HELPS A LOT. No matter which format each person's maps are set to....

Same as in an emergency
VISUAL VERIFICATION IS THE ANSWER

Still Hope this can be build in
Can be a life changer

Keep up the excellent work

Do you have any android app which we can use in this forumn?

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Re: Several suggestions

Post by Psyberia-Support » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:24 am

Hi again,
Thank you for the explanation about the grid.
I don't think an exact tool like this will be added in the application in the future, this is a too special use case. Maybe you can find dedicated website/tools/apps that can do this and export the result in a GPX/KML file you can open with the app.

However there are similar and more generic ways to do it which are already available in the application, using existing grid systems like UTM, QTH or geohash.
These are widely used grid systems. Depending on your country, you can use a local grid that have even more flexibility like OSGB in the UK, Irish Grid in Ireland, DFCI in France, etc. that are supported by the application. In the US you can download pre-made SHP files of the TRS grid system.
For example:
- Click on the "Placemark" menu -> "Search a location" and in the input format select "World -> Maidenhead Locator (QTH)".
- Click on "OK" (leave the pre-filled text search). The application will display the grid square at your current location. Move to the left and start again for the next grid square.
- To display a larger square, do the same but remove the last 2 letters of the search field.
Hope it helps.
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Re: Several suggestions

Post by MapWorm » Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:29 pm

When can we expect the downloads for waypoints as selected. It will be an awesome help at this stage for my workload.

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Re: Several suggestions

Post by Psyberia-Support » Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:26 pm

Unfortunately right now I can't give any availability date, there are so much features already waiting.
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