This Manual cover the two major players on the App-Market:
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.
The current version of Oruxmaps includes 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).
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:
For all other apps supporting vector maps:
Use the generic themes for the old version of 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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