This Manual cover the two major players on the App-Market:
- - Locus
- - Oruxmaps
For all other apps please refer to the manual of your mapping app.
Min. requirements: An Android mapping app with built in support for the mapsforge vector library V3.0 and alternative render themes and a serious amount of free memory.
The cyclemaps are testet with Locus and Oruxmaps on a Sony Xperia Active.
Install render theme + mapfiles:
- Download the andromaps_hc.zip from the downloads page and uncompress it.
- copy the files to mnt/sdcard/Locus/mapsVector/_themes/
If you’v done this right the structure should be:
- mnt/sdcard/Locus/mapsVector/_themes/andromaps_hc/ (containing andromaps_hc.xml)
Now download the Maps you need, copy it to
- mnt/sdcard/Locus/mapsVector/ (or to a further subdir if you want to organize your maps)
and switch to the andromaps_hc theme in the Locus-menu.
Actually there are 2 different versions out:
1.) The new Verison with themeswitcher
(you can change the apperance of the maps by switching the theme)
This new version of Oruxmaps will appear soon in the playstore with the long awaited themeswitcher for vectormaps like the openandromaps.
This Themeswitcher need a complete different installation of the themes and once Oruxmaps is updated it will switch back to the minimum-theme (osmarender.xml).
To be prepared for this situation I strongly recommend to install the new Themes for Oruxmaps RIGHT NOW, even the old Version of Oruxmaps is still installed.
Download the new Themes
Right within the folder ./oruxmaps create the subfolders /mapstyles/OAM/ .
Unzip the themes and copy them to ../oruxmaps/mapstyles/OAM/.
The folder structure now should look like this:
Once the new version of Oruxmaps with the themeswitcher is installed (updated) aktivate one of the themes for the openandromaps by calling the themeswitcher in Oruxmaps, switch to the folder /OAM and tap on the theme you want to be displayed (eg. andromaps_hc.xml).
Why install the openandromaps in a subdirectory /OAM ? (it is perfect possible to install theme right in ../oruxmaps/mapstyles):
Once the oruxmaps with the themeswitcher is out there will be a lot of custom themes (maybe your own ones), probably with different symbols/patterns. So you can install them in a different subfolder like:
Again: I strongly recommend to install the new themes right now or you maybe run into the situation where you are on a mountain_hut with wlan – Oruxmaps is updating in the background and you loose contourlines, routes and all goodies of the openandromaps
2.) The old version:
All downloads include the themes for Oruxmaps
Just copy all files included in the zip-file to the map-folder of Oruxmaps and you are done
For all other apps supporting vector maps:
Use the andromaps_orux.map.xml for Oruxmaps, it contains only the symbols+patternset of the original render-theme provided by the Mapsforge group.
So any app that supports the full capabilitys incl. custom themes (styles) of the Mapsforge-library V3 should be able to display the cycle maps.
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