New Locus, new maps, new features
What? The title is boasting that all is just new! Yes and no, the truth is somewhere in between. We’re talking about maps of renowned Czech publisher SHOCart that Locusers have known for ages, especially their awesome biking maps with surface classification and recommended bike routes. New is our contract with the publisher, owned by traditional Austrian publishing house Freytag-Berndt.
And what comes from the new agreement? All hiking and biking maps of SHOCart are frequently updated, we’re linked directly to the publisher servers. What’s more, we’ve got updated hiking maps of almost whole Europe by Freytag-Berndt. The worse news is that nothing of these data is free of charge:
- Online SHOCart hiking and biking maps of the Czech and Slovak republics, online hiking maps of Europe by Freytag-Berndt – you can subscribe the access to them either directly from the map manager or in Locus Store. The price is 320 LoCoins for a month or 1600 LoCoins for a year.
- Offline SHOCart hiking and biking maps of the Czech and Slovak republics, online hiking maps of Europe by Freytag-Berndt – you can define your own map crop, select map zooms and purchase the map tiles in a bundle for offline use. The price is 8 LoCoins for 100 tiles.
- Offline ready-made packets of biking or hiking maps of Czech and Slovak republics by SHOCart – they contain approximately identical map crops as the paper editions of the publisher, all in three zooms up to 1:50 000. The price is single for all packets – 230 LoCoins.
We wish you a lot of hiking/biking pleasure with these old-new maps and we sincerely hope you’ll get used to their new terms of sales.
Simplified online map download
We reworked download from the scratch. It’s much clearer and more intuitive now – a piece of cake even for the greenest Locus beginners. We threw away nothing, all your favourite settings and options are there, hidden behind magic buttons “Show advanced options”.
Estimated time of travel for your trip planning
Locus offers another improvement for planning of your hiking, biking or family trips. We developed an algorithm that can calculate estimated time spent on your trip, including your snack breaks. It’s based on the distance, elevation gain and selected type of your trip or workout activity. The feature can be found in the tool menu of a route:
You can select among three walking profiles, nine (!) cycling and two cross-country skiing profiles. We’re sure you’ll always find one that suits you best. We suppose to hear many useful ideas how to fine-tune these profiles from you and we are, as usual, ready:).
Minor changes and advanced gadgets
And as usual, the new version brings loads of minor adjustments and fixes and also improvements of more advanced features for our geeky users – at random – new presets for Quick WWW bookmark feature, support of BBox tags in the same feature, option to stop Live tracking directly from the notification bar, improved display of breaks and rests in track charts or a new system of work with geocaching waypoints.