Locus and Orux official support pages
The download-tables are broken, they cover the sidebar elements.
Second, some ADD-Blocker treat the tables as adds (THEY ARE NOT!) -- please set OpenAndroMaps on the whitelist of these ADD-Blockers.
Please test your setup with these pages: http://themergency.com/footable/
Here you can see how the tables should work on OpenAndroMaps:
I want to use the OpenAndroMaps on Windows!
Yes, that’s possible:
- Using a virtual android-tablett in Windows:
- Route Converter Offline Edition:
- Cruiser (former Atlas):
The labels of Citys and Pois disappear in certain zoom-levels
This is a fundamental problem with Vector maps.
Only one Name/Icon/Label can be displayed at the same time on the same place.
We have taken lot of care and spent many hours to careful balance the appearence of these elements -- however we cant overcome this limitation for 100%
The only solution is to zoom in/out.
The zip-file I’ve downloaded is corrupt
A common problem with downloading large zips. (you find thousands of matches when you search this topic with Google)
Some browser/OS/router/antivirus combinations corrupt the binary patterns of zip files.
Please try firefox with the “down them all” plugin or chrome or a different internet provider (office, friends, etc.).
In addition chose “save file” instead of “open with…” and before you open it give the file several seconds bvore you unzip it.
I see a white screen instead of a map
On initial load of a map some Apps switch to zoomlevel 0-1, this means you see the map in size of a pinhead = a white screen.
Solution: Zoom in 5-6 times till you see the map
The maps render too slow
On the first load of a map or after cleaning the cache the maps have to be completely rerendered on your phone for all zoom-levels, this takes some time.
However, after caching the tiles render as fast as an online map.This is only an issue while testing the maps at home with a lots of scoling and zooming, outdoors this is negligible.
I’ve loaded a new version of the map or rendertheme and the map looks as before
Every APP uses a cache for faster rendering of the maps, this cached tiles reside in the cache and are shown instead of the new map till you clean it.
Solution: Clear the cache of your APP, but be carefull usually there are two caches – only the cache of the offline maps should be cleared and _not_ the cache of the online maps.
How do I clear the offline cache of my APP
This depends on the APP you use
- In Oruxmaps go to the main sceen, klick on “Offlinemaps” and “Reset maps”
- In Locus go to “Settings/Preferences”, scoll down to bottom
klick “Cache of Data/Datacache” (NOT the cache of maps !)
For all other APPs please take a look at the appropriate manual.
I want to make my own MTB-Theme but I cant find the tags in your maps
The tags are included in the maps.
However, I had to work around a bug in Mapsforge that leads to totaly unpredictable results rendering the standard mtb:* tags.
I had to change the naming and values of these tags:
- mtb:scale is transfered to mtb_scale with values from “mtbs_0” to “mtbs_6“
- mtb:scale:uphill is transfered to mtb_scale_uphill with values from “mtbu_0” to ” mtbu_5“
These tags are included in maps rendered from 4th of December 2012 on:
- Combined Cycle/Hiking maps
- Pure cycle maps (NOT in pure hiking maps)
Here you find the Reference/Documentation of OpenAndroMaps if you want to develop your own theme: MapBasics
Which Apps are compatible with the OpenAndroMaps
The major players on the App-market for outdoor navigation are:
The maps are tested for these APPs where the rendertheme for Oruxmaps should be compatible with all other APPs using the standard Mapsforge library.
A complete list of all APPs using the Mapsforge render library (there are a lot) >