OpenAndroMaps will switch to Multilanguage “V4” Maps mid of 2019.
Single Language “V3” Maps will be updated till July 2019 – so, dear users AND APP-Developers, please switch to V4 maps.

As a service for the big community of LOCUS users OpenAndroMaps now offers a DirectInstallButton for V4 Maps too on the download-pages.
The ony real disadvantage over V3 maps, as I know, is that Locus does not support automatic map switching with V4 maps.

Locus DirectInstall V4 Maps


2 replies
  1. barbudor says:

    I took the opportunity of this announcement to start testing and comparing the V3 maps vs V4 maps in Locus using Elevate theme. Both in MTB mode, same device.
    I found out that V3 maps are using Elevate LE while V4 maps are using Elevate. This result in showing thicker paths/trails in V4 maps.
    Is there something I could do to get the same rendering with both maps ?
    Thanks in advance
    Best regards

    • Tobias
      Tobias says:

      Locus uses two engines for mapsforge maps. The original version for V4 maps, and its own fork (of an old mapsforge version) for V3 maps. Both use different ways to scale vector maps to fit the pixel density of modern smartphones, so getting the exact same stroke width depends on the device that you are using.
      Locus also displays in both engines maps with a fixed tile size, that’s why strokes may be appear too thick in relation to the rest. The tile size should as well as the stroke thickness be scaled according to pixel density. So as long Locus doesn’t behave as expected, it’s something the enduser can’t do anything about.
      This fixed tile size made me think already of adjusting the locus theme to some virtual fixed pixel density, as this might be a workaround for many users. But on the other hand a lot of users are already used to how Locus behaves and might find this a change to the worse.


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