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  • #9334

    Steve_Sr
    Participant

    Hello,

    Finally got the map files to download and tried to set up the render theme. I selected “Default MapsForge Theme” and all I get is a blank white screen and no map.. Once again my installation doesn’t follow the video. My devise is a Galaxy S4. When I switched to the map Orux said it opened it or some such message so it is there.

    If I can ever get this to work my application is for bike touring in the U.S. So what rendertheme should I be using and how do I install it? Can you please provide or point me to very specific instructions.I am very computer literate but absolutely terrible reading between the lines (or developers minds for that matter!).

    Thanks,
    Steve

    #9340
    Tobias
    Tobias
    Moderator

    Hi Steve,
    your position is probably not covered by the map, that’s why it’s blank.
    Try this:
    Map symbol in top bar -> Center map -> Center of map
    Now you should be in a position of the coverage of the map.

    We’re recommending using Elevate theme, here are additional instructions:
    http://static1.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/installation.txt

    Best regards,
    Tobias

    PS – OruxMaps 6.5.5 has a bug – “Tweak mapsforge theme” doesn’t work. An update is being tested right now and should soon be available. If you still have OruxMaps 6.5.0b, stick with this version until 6.5.6 is released.

    #9342
    ChristianK
    ChristianK
    Keymaster

    Hi Steve,

    The latest Version of Oruxmaps with a bugfix is now available at Google Play. Please start the GooglePlay App, chose “MyApps” an update Oruxmaps.

    Then goto

    and follow the advice in the second Video.
    (Oruxmaps 6.5 switch and fine tune Rendertheme)
    In this Video you learn how to install (its easy) the Theme (Elevate3XL should be best for your device), switch between hike/cycle/car profile an enable/disable groups of symbols. The last minute of the video shows how to fine tune the size of the city/streetnames and Symbols.
    The Renderthemes the vide0 refers to are to be found and installed here:

    If you follow the advice in the video you will enjoy you bike tour with these maps.
    Don’t give up, GPS on Android means quite a learning curve.
    However, you have mastered the installation of the maps, you will succeed with the rest too!

    Best regards
    Christian

    #9480

    Steve_Sr
    Participant

    Hi Steve,
    your position is probably not covered by the map, that’s why it’s blank.
    Try this:
    Map symbol in top bar -> Center map -> Center of map
    Now you should be in a position of the coverage of the map.

    Actually, It appears to have been a zoom level issue I found thanks to Google.

    Again it would be helpful if Orux could default to map center zoomed in on switching or installing a render theme. If a user is installing a render theme and gets a blank screen he assumes that there is an issue with the installation of the render theme. On the other hand if he sees a zoomed in map at least he knows to look for the “zoom out” button!

    Hi Steve,
    We’re recommending using Elevate theme, here are additional instructions:
    http://static1.openandromaps.org/wp-content/users/tobias/installation.txt

    Got the Orux update and installed elevate 3XL for my Samsung GS4. Looks nice!

    Now all I have to find is the button to center the map on my current GPS location. All of my other map apps seem to have this right on top. This way I can start using Orux as a “pocket map” until I actually need it to start navigating.

    Best regards,
    Steve

    #9482
    Tobias
    Tobias
    Moderator

    Again it would be helpful if Orux could default to map center zoomed in on switching or installing a render theme. If a user is installing a render theme and gets a blank screen he assumes that there is an issue with the installation of the render theme. On the other hand if he sees a zoomed in map at least he knows to look for the “zoom out” button!

    See our FAQ, topic #6:

    FAQ

    I personally think less automatic functions is more user friendly as it assumes the users knows what’s best for him, not the app. But that may be old fashioned ;-). But I agree that it can be irritating, but only once. It’s more irritating if you have some automatic “features” that move you around every time you don’t want it.

    Got the Orux update and installed elevate 3XL for my Samsung GS4. Looks nice!

    Thanks :-)

    Now all I have to find is the button to center the map on my current GPS location. All of my other map apps seem to have this right on top. This way I can start using Orux as a “pocket map” until I actually need it to start navigating.

    Have a look at the OruxMaps Manual, page 12, 1st paragraph:

    You will see OpenStreetMap. If you want the GPS to move the map, button ‘Tracks’—‘Start GPS’, or on screen button ‘GPS on/off’. After receiving a first positioning, either from the network (if enabled in the android settings) or through the GPS itself, the map will focuses on your current position.

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