Locus Map - multipurpose mobile outdoor navigation app

The summer is beginning with Locus Map 3.24

31.5.2017 Locus team Blog

It’s been over a month since last “big” release and the summer is not only knocking on our (out)door but it’s right here in the middle of Europe with all the sunshine and heat. People gulp gallons of beer and stuff themselves with tons of ice cream and, which matters the most, enjoy trips in the great outdoors. As usual, we’ve got a few more treats for them, for you:

Vacation in Denmark? Why not?

With newly added FREE OFFLINE map combining topographic data of DTK Kortforsyningen and marked hiking and cycling routes from Waymarkedtrails your trip planning in Denmark is a piece of cake! Maps covering European part of Denmark are available in offline packages containing zooms 9-15:

Topographic maps of Denmark including hiking and biking trails

 

More online free maps in the Store

Not only hiking or cycling maps are subject of Locus users’ interest as Locus is not used by pure outdoor freaks only – Locus can serve also as a viewer of topographic or historic maps. From now on you can enjoy browsing historic maps of Iceland, made by the National Meteorological Department of the Danish Army in the first four decades of the 20th century, last updated in 1989. The maps, known as the Atlaskort, are online scanned in the scale of 1:100000 and can be cached.

Atlaskort maps of Iceland

Next we are bringing ZBGIS maps of Slovakia – basic database of Slovak geographic information system for mapping, land registry, cartography and land surveying office. Maps are WMTS based and available in zooms up to 16.

ZBGIS map of Slovakia

New weather forecast

Planning trips always depends on the expected weather conditions so global localized weather forecast has been always a part of Locus features. Recently we reworked the WF panel and changed the forecast data source. The main page s bigger and clearer:

Weather forecast

Tapping a day forecast unfolds a new screen with lots of details including meteograph:

Weather forecast

Each day forecast is divided in 3-hours intervals with their own values of temperature, wind speed/direction, precipitation and sky coverage:

Weather forecast

Enhanced distance measuring

A few months ago we introduced a quick method of distance measuring – by tapping two fingers on the screen. Originally we intended to use this metod just for approximate distance estimate. Many of you liked this method and  needed to make it a bit more accurate so we resolved to add magnifiers on both finger points  – now you can define the measured points quite precisely:

More precise quick distance measuring

Custom definition of automatic zooming

Automatic zooming is very useful when you move at wide range of speeds – typically in a car – and need to have relevant view of the map. When you are traveling fast on a highway you need  a low zoom with few details and wider map context. When you are traveling slowly, e.g. in a city center, you need to see as many details as possible – all intersections, traffic lights, oneways etc. All car navigations are equipped with this feature and Locus is not an exception. Although, until now, the speed values per zoom has always had default setting only. Now you can set the speed levels on your own and customize Locus behavior to your needs. The option can be found in Settings > Maps > Advanced features > Speed auto-zoom:

Customizable automatic zooming

We’ll finish as usual – you know it’s not all the new version introduces. There are many more smaller improvements, UI enhancements, fixes… And one secret at the end (don’t tell anybody ;): it is possible to switch off on-screen blogpost notifications. The switch is somewhere in Settings > MiscellaneousEnjoy!

Share Button

Do you like Locus Map?

 Stáhnout

Comments

9

  • Peter Bosecke

    Ihr seid ein gutes Team weiter so

  • Thomas

    I like to have back the personal setting of zoom levels with autozoom. But i would like to have a grace value for this (either by time or speed) . So if you got stuck around a speed where you would switch zoom level (maybe because of the traffic) the zoom level will constantly flip.

    • Locus team

      There is not a “grace value” but the speed is filtered (smoothed by software) so you shouldn’t jump from one zoom and back when traveling at a constant speed.

  • michal

    Zdravím, ponuku pridania máp ZBGIS som v Locuse 3.24 nenašiel..
    (zariadenie xiaomi redmi 3S
    Android 6.0.1 MMB29M)

    viete mi poradiť pri riešení?

    • Locus team

      Dobrý den, ZBGIS mapy musíte přidat z Locus Obchodu (Menu > Locus Obchod nebo Menu > Mapy > Online > Přidat další online mapu)

  • Hampf

    How did you know about my vacation in Denmark?
    The new map comes quite handy. THANKS a lot.

  • Locke

    Das “kleine Geheimnis” am Ende Eures Blogpost zeugt davon, dass Ihr von der Qualität Eurer App überzeugt seid, und auch diesen Tipp nicht scheut!
    Könnt Igr auch!
    Ich werde die Blogposts NICHT ausschalten! Ich mag die unaufdringlichen, unregelmäßigen, vielfältigen Tipps und Berichte zur Nutzung meiner Lieblings-Outdoor-Geocaching-App Locus, und möchte die nicht missen!
    Macht weiter so!
    Ahoi. Locke.

    • Locus team

      Hi Locke,
      thank you for your kind and supportive words! And yes, we are sure our app is worth the “little secret” :) Enjoy!

      Michal