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    wanderkid
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    First of all thank you for these amazing maps.

    Now to my question. Regarding the Hiking version of Elevate map.

    Could an option be given to hide the hiking trail difficulty colours and just keep the standard brown ?

    Reasoning. I use oruxmaps and my route is coloured, in areas with lots of trails intersecting having multiple coloured lines (trail difficulty colours from other nearby trails ) is quite confusing and makes it hard to quickly distinguish the route I am trying to follow from all the other trails. I usually use the contours and I read track notes before I go to learn track difficulty so I dont really need or use the ones built into the map.

    Ive tried to switch to the city version of Elevate which just has grey trails, however it is missing some of the markers such as caves etc (which we often use for camping in Australia)

    Also it would also be great if the creeks/river names were visible at a lesser zoom level as I find i need to zoom in very very close before a river/creek name will appear.
    Regards

    #18309
    Tobias
    Tobias
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    First of all thank you for these amazing maps.

    Now to my question. Regarding the Hiking version of Elevate map.

    Could an option be given to hide the hiking trail difficulty colours and just keep the standard brown ?

    Sorry, the visibility of trail difficulty etc. on paths are one of the defining elements of the hiking map style. As you wrote, the alternative is the city style. Or just use a different theme. It’s also not easily possible to add this, as the path display rules are already very complex.

    For me it’s crucial to know which difficulty other paths are while even though I’m also planing ahead, e.g. in case some path is blocked or you have to take a shortcut because of weather etc.

    Also it would also be great if the creeks/river names were visible at a lesser zoom level as I find i need to zoom in very very close before a river/creek name will appear.

    That’s a problem of the mapsforge library, see this issues here:
    https://github.com/mapsforge/mapsforge/issues/644
    https://github.com/mapsforge/mapsforge/issues/885
    The problem: A sufficient zoom is needed so that labels can “fit” in their line segments, specially if there are curved. The only thing that helps is making the text size even tinier.
    Best regards,
    Tobias

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