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  • #35155

    Tirzan
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    Hello,

    since last map update i noticed that contour lines (isolines) does not periodically show elevation quota (meters above sea level) any longer, is there something I’m missing?

    Thanks,
    Tirzan

    #35168
    Tobias
    Tobias
    Moderator

    Hi Tirzan,
    you’ve probably installed Elevate 4.4.0. As this is optimized for Mapsforge 0.12 and higher (which now supports curved path texts), it works not so good for path texts on the current release versions of OruxMaps. OruxMaps Beta uses Mapsforge 0.12 since 6 months, but it’s a really long beta period, so still no final release. I wanted to release Elevate 4.4.0 after the beta phase is finished, but now there were too many changes in the maps to wait any longer.
    So either wait for the release of OruxMaps, or use an old Elevate version (which doesn’t work well with current maps) or use OruxMaps Beta.

    Background: path texts were one of the major weaknesses of mapsforge maps, as those were only shown on long enough straight segments of paths. Therefore I had to rely on chance and try to draw very many pathtexts, so that at least some would show up. This resulted in sometimes just a few (or none), sometimes a lot of pathtexts. Now with curve texts, there would be always a lot of pathtexts, which I find too much. So I limited this in 4.4.0+, and now the chance that one pathtext shows in an older version is lower, which can result in no pathtext being shown. See attached screenshots for comparison.

    Developer of Elevate mapstyle

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    #35177

    Tirzan
    Participant

    Hello Tobias,

    thanks for your reply and thanks a lot for all the effort you’re putting into Elevate rendertheme.

    Yes I’m using latest maps with latest Elevate 4.4.0, while my OruxMaps is latest stable 7.4.22

    I will try OruxMaps 7.5.9beta38, honestly I think isolines represent critical information for outdoor mtb or hiking practice, where having no such information at all (e.g.: no isolines, like my previous screenshots) is too much of a limitation.

    Thanks for your help,
    tirzan

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    #35182
    Tobias
    Tobias
    Moderator

    I will try OruxMaps 7.5.9beta38, honestly I think isolines represent critical information for outdoor mtb or hiking practice, where having no such information at all (e.g.: no isolines, like my previous screenshots) is too much of a limitation.

    I also think that these are important, that’s why Elevate 4.4.0 was just a test version since December. But with recent map changes it was time to release it.
    BTW – the isolines are there, just the pathtext about the altitude isn’t shown. But you can get the altitude at cursor position by adding “Altitude (DEM)” to the dashboard (if you have DEM files installed), as you can see at my screenshots. This might be also a good workaround.

    Developer of Elevate mapstyle

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    #35199

    Tirzan
    Participant

    Hello Tobias,

    yes I confirm OruxMaps 7.5.9beta38 show text meters on isolines. 7.4.22 does not show them at all, but DEM files installed did the trick if you show and move cursor.

    So THANKS A LOT for your help, I can safely stick to new maps and Elevate 4.4.0 rendertheme for now.

    A final question, if I may: can you tell me which is the source for DEM .hgt files where files are retrieved from? I have knowledge of this repository:
    https://dds.cr.usgs.gov/srtm/version2_1/SRTM3/

    I know this is more of a question for Orux, but maybe you have the answer too.

    Thanks a lot again guys,
    tirzan

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    #35201
    Tobias
    Tobias
    Moderator

    A final question, if I may: can you tell me which is the source for DEM .hgt files where files are retrieved from?

    Wherever they are available I use the ones compiled by Sonny, which are identical to those in the maps:
    http://data.opendataportal.at/dataset/dtm-europe
    In other areas:
    http://viewfinderpanoramas.org/dem3.html
    You can also show hillshading with the DEM data.

    Developer of Elevate mapstyle

    #35204

    Tirzan
    Participant

    A final question, if I may: can you tell me which is the source for DEM .hgt files where files are retrieved from?

    Wherever they are available I use the ones compiled by Sonny, which are identical to those in the maps:
    http://data.opendataportal.at/dataset/dtm-europe
    In other areas:
    http://viewfinderpanoramas.org/dem3.html
    You can also show hillshading with the DEM data.

    Useful information, thank you again.

    tirzan

    #35592
    Tobias
    Tobias
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