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  • #2897
    Tobias
    Tobias
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    This thread will be used to inform about future updates and test versions of all Elevate theme family variations.
    So if you want to be informed as soon as an update is available, just subscribe to this thread.

    Please post any comments, error reports and discussions here

    #3588
    Tobias
    Tobias
    Moderator

    There is a new test version Elevate 2.4.0
    The biggest changes are new map appearance for buildings, place names, motorways and primary highways and state borders and new improved rendering of routes with a separate color for local hiking routes.

    All changes:
    2.4.0 20/12/14
    – new appearance – changed colors/rendering for: buildings/wall/retaining_wall/dam etc., motorways/primary highways/motorway junctions/highway refs, place names, admin borders, peak names, pattern for pedestrian roads/areas etc.
    – enhanced routes: added seperate color for local hiking routes (yellow), better visibility of route refs, some fine-tuning
    – added separate rendering for MTB-scale 5+6, water_well, ele for cave_entrance, inhabited landuses color for lower zooms
    – optimized low zoom markers, major highway casings
    – loosened dy value for OruxMaps so higher dpi themes can be used on lower dpi devices (e.g. 240dpi on 160dpi) and font-size a bit enlarged with OruxMaps setting
    – limited paths/footway/steps/MTB-scale to zoom 13+
    – removed POI areas with tunnel=yes
    – combined all accompanying .txt-files

    Downloads:
    OruxMaps:
    https://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/test/Elevate_OruxMaps.zip
    https://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/test/Elevate_OruxMaps_L.zip
    https://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/test/Elevate_OruxMaps_XL.zip

    Locus:
    https://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/test/Elevate_Locus.zip
    https://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/test/Elevate_Locus_L.zip
    https://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/test/Elevate_Locus_XL.zip

    Generic:
    https://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/test/Elevate.zip
    https://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/test/Elevate_L.zip
    https://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/test/Elevate_XL.zip

    #3683
    Tobias
    Tobias
    Moderator

    Elevate 2.4 has been released today.

    It’s a major update for general map appearance. The goal was to make the map a bit calmer for all those elements which are not so important for hiking/cycling etc. So the colors for inhabited areas, buildings, airports, borders etc. have been toned down. Highway rendering has been overhauled, as well as place names, so that villages and hamlets are easier to distinguish from towns and cities. Many other changes were made to optimize the appearance.

    A second major change is the improvements of routes. Local hiking routes now have a seperate color (yellow), so it’s easier to follow a regional/local route now. Route refs are more visible.

    In the OruxMaps versions the distance of captions to symbols are now larger, so it is possible to use larger variations of the theme on devices with less dpi. Or to resize captions a bit without losing elevation information.

    Those and more changes can be found as always in the changelog.

    To illustrate the changes in map appearance I attached some comparisons to Elevate 2.3

    All downloads can be found as usual on the Elevate theme page, quick installation is highly recommended.

    #3799
    Tobias
    Tobias
    Moderator

    Small update (before concentrating on Elevate 3.0 for mapsforge 0.5):

    2.4.1 25/01/15
    – added separate color for regional cycling routes (violet)
    – removed place_of_worship from historic (like wayside_shrine)

    #3858
    Tobias
    Tobias
    Moderator

    I am working on a new version Elevate 3 which builds on the new abilities of mapsforge 0.5. At the moment only OruxMaps 6.4.0beta3 and higher, Cruiser and Atlas (of all apps known by me) support that. Locus doesn’t support those functions yet, therefore no Locus version at the moment. But I made a first version which uses SVG symbols.

    There are many advantages with the possibilities of priorities for rendering captions and symbols, place names are much more reliably shown. Also I put all symbols into switchable categories. All hiking routes can be switched off as well, and also strong cycling and hiking routes for high zoom levels are now possible. Additional test and implementation of the new abilities are planed, therefore just a preview version:

    https://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/test/Elevate.zip
    https://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/test/Elevate_L.zip
    https://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/test/Elevate_XL.zip
    https://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/test/Elevate_svg.zip

    Elevate OruxMaps quick install
    Elevate_L OruxMaps quick install
    Elevate_XL OruxMaps quick install
    Elevate_svg OruxMaps quick install

    I’m happy for any feedback!

    All changes so far:
    3.0.0 preview 29/01/15
    – changed to mapsforge rendertheme-v4, only compatible with apps supporting mapsforge 0.5 and higher
    – added mapsforge styles (hiking, city, cycling), removed variations Elevelo & Elegant
    – Elements now has the same styles as Elevate, the only difference is most zoom mins and low zoom markers are removed
    – moved all symbols incl. captions in switchable overlays
    – made settlement names/hiking routes/mtb tags switchable
    – added switchable strong hiking/cycling routes for zoom level 14+
    – added svg version, optimized for 320dpi
    – added some priorities/display, map-background-outside
    – changed low zoom markers, font size for contour lines text zl 16+
    – removed landcover with tunnel=yes

    #4059
    Tobias
    Tobias
    Moderator

    Second preview for Elevate 3

    All information and limits (Locus!) about this preview versions see above.

    In this second preview there are some major additions:
    – public transport routes overlay for city style
    – emphasized cycling ways (incl. transformed paths/footways if bicycle=yes) with surface information for cycling style
    – improved overlays, now different map style defaults
    – improved settlement name rendering, incl. capitals, quarter, neighbourhood
    – new rendering for cliffs/ridges/aerialways/gorges/route refs
    – removed limits to prevent symbols eliminating captions on ways (unnecessary with mf 0.5)

    https://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/test/Elevate.zip
    https://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/test/Elevate_L.zip
    https://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/test/Elevate_XL.zip
    https://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/test/Elevate_svg.zip

    Elevate OruxMaps quick install
    Elevate_L OruxMaps quick install
    Elevate_XL OruxMaps quick install
    Elevate_svg OruxMaps quick install

    I’m happy for any feedback!

    All changes so far:
    3.0.0 preview 2 18/02/15
    – switched to mapsforge rendertheme-v4, only compatible with apps supporting mapsforge 0.5 and higher
    – added svg version, optimized for 320dpi
    – added mapsforge styles (hiking, city, cycling), removed variations Elevelo & Elegant
    – Elements now has the same styles as Elevate, the only difference is most zoom mins and low zoom markers are removed
    – moved all symbols and captions in switchable overlays
    – made settlement names/routes/mtb tags switchable
    – added switchable strong hiking/cycling routes for zoom level 14+
    – added public transport routes overlay for city style
    – added emphasized cycling ways (incl. transformed paths/footways if bicycle=yes) with surface information for cycling style, incl. cycleway=track/lane, changed cycling route colors
    – added some priorities/display, map-background-outside, highway=emergency_access_point, natural=shingle, place=quarter, place=neighbourhood, power=plant, station=subway, capital=2/4
    – changed low zoom markers, rendering for cliffs/ridges/aerialways/gorges, rendering for route refs, network rendering order, changed rendering for MTB-scale 5+6, separate rendering for railway=disused & abandoned, font size for contour lines text zl 16+, rendering of lock/dock/pier/bridleway, limited toll to highways, rendering for places
    – removed landcover with tunnel=yes, some building keys for POIs, limits to prevent symbols eliminating captions on ways (unnecessary with mf 0.5)

    #4225
    Tobias
    Tobias
    Moderator

    Third preview for Elevate 3

    All information and limits (Locus!) about this preview versions see above.

    This version is now feature complete, so it needs some testing and help for the (machine) translated map style menu labels.

    Known issue: dy values for lines/lineSymbols/pathText are compatible with mapsforge 0.5 only. mapsforge 0.5.1RC will have different (and better) rendering, but it’s not used in OruxMaps, my mainly used app, yet.

    In this third preview there was a lot of fine tuning:
    – Elements optimized to have as little zoom-mins as possible
    – maps style menus with english, french, german, italian and spanish labels, please help with corrections of some machine translated content
    – settings are remembered for each style/theme in OruxMaps
    – replaced all dy for symbols with symbol-id/position
    – transformed paths/footways to cycleways if bicycle=yes (cycling), transformed cycleways to footways with cycling marker if foot=yes (hiking/city)
    – added different zoom mins for different styles for some symbols
    – added priorities for most symbols

    https://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/test/Elevate.zip
    https://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/test/Elevate_L.zip
    https://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/test/Elevate_XL.zip
    https://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/test/Elevate_svg.zip

    Elevate OruxMaps quick install
    Elevate_L OruxMaps quick install
    Elevate_XL OruxMaps quick install
    Elevate_svg OruxMaps quick install

    I’m happy for any feedback!

    All changes so far:

    3.0.0 preview 3 09/03/15
    – switched to mapsforge rendertheme-v4, only compatible with apps supporting mapsforge 0.5 and higher
    – added svg version, optimized for 320dpi
    – added mapsforge styles (hiking, city, cycling), removed variations Elevelo & Elegant
    – Elements now has the same styles as Elevate, the only difference is most zoom mins and low zoom markers are removed
    – moved all symbols and captions in switchable overlays with english, french, german, italian and spanish labels
    – separate style and overlay ids for all styles, layers and theme variation, so settings are remembered for each style/theme in OruxMaps
    – replaced all dy for symbols with symbol-id/position
    – made settlement names/routes/mtb tags switchable
    – added switchable strong hiking/cycling routes for zoom level 14+
    – city: added public transport routes overlay
    – cycling: added emphasized cycling ways with surface information, changed cycling route colors
    – added different zoom mins for different styles for some symbols
    – transformed paths/footways to cycleways if bicycle=yes (cycling), transformed cycleways to footways with cycling marker if foot=yes (hiking/city)
    – added priorities/display, map-background-outside, highway=emergency_access_point, natural=shingle, place=quarter, place=neighbourhood, power=plant, station=subway, capital=2/4, cycleway=track/lane
    – changed low zoom markers, rendering for cliffs/ridges/aerialways, rendering for route refs, network rendering order, changed rendering for MTB-scale 5+6, separate rendering for railway=disused & abandoned, font size for contour lines text zl 16+, rendering of lock/dock/pier/bridleway/swimming_pool, limited toll to highways, rendering for places, captions for dam/weir/dock/lock, colors for post_box/atm/bank/fuel, simplified tracks for zoom 12/13, symbol for place_of_worship unknown
    – removed landcover with tunnel=yes, some building keys for POIs, limits for symbols eliminating captions on ways (unnecessary with mf 0.5)
    – some clean-up, fine tuning and other changes I forgot

    #4332
    Tobias
    Tobias
    Moderator

    Fourth preview for Elevate 3

    All information and limits (Locus!) about this preview versions see above.

    This version is now optimized for mapsforge 0.5.1, lines/lineSymbols/pathText with dy are now correctly rendered only with apps with 0.5.1. Otherwise mainly detail optimizations. I added a new rendering for tunnels, more reliable rendering of route refs at low zooms, a pattern for bicycle=no on highways and access patterns on highway areas.

    https://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/test/Elevate.zip
    https://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/test/Elevate_L.zip
    https://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/test/Elevate_XL.zip
    https://www.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/test/Elevate_svg.zip

    Elevate OruxMaps quick install
    Elevate_L OruxMaps quick install
    Elevate_XL OruxMaps quick install
    Elevate_svg OruxMaps quick install

    I’m happy for any feedback!

    All changes so far:

    3.0.0 preview 4 21/03/15
    – switched to mapsforge rendertheme-v4, only compatible with apps supporting mapsforge 0.5 and higher, optimized for mapsforge 0.5.1
    – added svg version, optimized for 320dpi
    – added mapsforge styles (hiking, city, cycling), removed variations Elevelo & Elegant
    – Elements now has the same styles as Elevate, the only difference is most zoom mins and low zoom markers are removed
    – moved all symbols and captions in switchable overlays with english, french, german, italian and spanish labels
    – separate style and overlay ids for all styles, layers and theme variation, so settings are remembered for each style/theme in OruxMaps
    – replaced all dy for symbols with symbol-id/position
    – made settlement names/routes/mtb tags switchable
    – added switchable strong hiking/cycling routes for zoom level 14+
    – city: added public transport routes overlay
    – cycling: added emphasized cycling ways with surface information, changed cycling route colors
    – added different zoom mins for different styles for some symbols
    – transformed paths/footways to cycleways if bicycle=yes (cycling), transformed cycleways to footways with cycling marker if foot=yes (hiking/city)
    – added priorities/display, map-background-outside, highway=emergency_access_point, natural=shingle, place=quarter, place=neighbourhood, place=farm, power=plant, station=subway, capital=2/4, cycleway=track/lane, transparency for sand/aerodrome/university/sea, pattern for bicycle=no on highways, access for highway areas
    – changed low zoom markers, rendering for cliffs/ridges/aerialways, rendering for route refs, network rendering order, changed rendering for MTB-scale 5+6, separate rendering for railway=disused & abandoned, font size for contour lines text zl 16+, rendering of lock/dock/pier/bridleway/swimming_pool, limited toll to highways, rendering for places, captions for dam/weir/dock/lock, colors for post_box/atm/bank/fuel, simplified tracks for zoom 12/13, symbol for place_of_worship unknown, rendering of path/track etc. names, rendering of tunnels
    – removed landcover with tunnel=yes, some building keys for POIs, limits for symbols eliminating captions on ways (unnecessary with mf 0.5)
    – some clean-up, fine tuning and other changes I forgot

    #4410
    Tobias
    Tobias
    Moderator

    Elevate 3.0 and Elevate 2.5 have been released today, read everything about it here:

    #4845
    Tobias
    Tobias
    Moderator

    An update for Elevate 3 and 2 has just been released. Many changes in details, biggest news are: optimized low zoom rendering, outline SVG symbols for better perceptibility and a Locus conversion of Elevate 3 (within the limits of Locus mapsforge version, e.g. no switchable layers).

    All changes:
    3.0.1 26/05/15
    – added Locus version with limited support of new abilities and no switchable overlays
    – added outline to SVG symbols for better perceptibility
    – changed display of public transport stations, now analogous to public transport network of city style
    – optimized low zoom rendering – no highway casings until level 13, changed cores until level 12, added various zoom-mins, changed border/railway rendering
    – added bordertext for protected areas on high zooms, names for trunks/motorways, bic_designated/ft_designated, theme icons for Locus theme selector, slight transparency for white caption outlines
    – removed underscores from filenames, some mapsforge 0.3 style file paths, basin/water caption from fountain, borders for some landcovers, pois with information=* from tourism=information
    – changed rendering order for areas/pedestrian highways, rendering of fountain/basin/reservoir/drain/canal/aerialway, rendering of landscape names, rendering of waterway=dam, rendering of waterway names, rendering of cycleways with no surface information, rendering of runways
    – moved ski pistes below paths

    2.5.1 26/05/15
    – optimized low zoom rendering – no highway casings until level 13, changed cores until level 12, added various zoom-mins, changed border/railway rendering
    – added bordertext for protected areas on high zooms, theme icons for Locus theme selector, names for trunks/motorways, bic_designated/ft_designated
    – removed basin/water caption from fountain, borders for some landcovers, pois with information=* from tourism=information
    – changed rendering order for areas/pedestrian highways, rendering of fountain/basin/reservoir/drain/canal/aerialway, rendering of landscape names, rendering of waterway=dam, rendering of waterway names, rendering of cycleways with no surface information
    – moved ski pistes below paths

    #4848
    Tobias
    Tobias
    Moderator

    Because of the server move it was possible that still old version were downloaded after the update yesterday. This is now fixed.

    #5007
    Tobias
    Tobias
    Moderator

    A new update for Elevate 3 has been released.
    It’s more important for Locus users, as switchable overlays are now possible.
    For all others rendering of street names and route refs are now more reliable.

    3.0.2 07/06/15
    – Locus: uses now mapsforge 0.5 map styles including switchable overlays
    – Locus optimizations: simplified some SVG symbols, moved building captions, new theme switcher icons
    – added priority/display to street names/route refs

    #5194
    Tobias
    Tobias
    Moderator

    Another small update, mainly optimizations:

    3.0.3 23/06/15
    – Locus: added .nomedia for map style chooser symbols
    – removed cycleway=track/lane from footway/track/path/motorway
    – added border to riverbank/natural=water, cycling: symbol for private/no bike gates starting zoom 15
    – reduced area borders slightly
    – optimized low zoom highways, low zoom local hiking routes, mid zoom street names

    2.5.2 23/06/15
    – Locus: added .nomedia for map style chooser symbols
    – removed cycleway=track/lane from footway/track/path/motorway
    – added border to riverbank/natural=water
    – reduced area borders slightly
    – optimized low zoom highways, low zoom local hiking routes, mid zoom street names

    #5425
    Tobias
    Tobias
    Moderator

    A new update has been released today, the biggest change is probably the change of the color of MTB routes to distinguish them better from roads. All changes:

    3.0.4 19/07/15
    – made contour lines optional for city style, disabled by default
    – some items are now in several overlays (fuel in shops & cars, aerial ways in public transport & outdoor, alpine huts in outdoor & accommodation, toll in car & cycling style)
    – changed rendering for path/footway in city style, color for mtb routes so that they distinguish better from roads, rendering for low zoom routes
    – added kissing_gate, turnstile

    2.5.3 19/07/15
    – added kissing_gate, turnstile, low zoom mtb routes
    – changed rendering for path/footway in city style, color for mtb routes so that they distinguish better from roads, rendering for low zoom routes

    #5759
    Tobias
    Tobias
    Moderator

    Elevate 3.0.5 and 2.5.4 have just been released. Please use only with maps starting 30/07/15 and newer.
    All changes:
    – added trail_visibility rendering to path/footway without sac_scale, added access=no for various items (rendered like access=private)
    – added closed=yes to landcover and water areas (incl. fallback option) to avoid some rendering issues with double tagging on ways and relations
    – changed access=no to access=acc_no for maps starting 30/07/15

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