- May 2, 2023 at 00:45 #54042
The new LoMaps now available in the Locus Store are much more mainstream Mapsforge but require updated themes. A preliminary version of Voluntary is now available for download from the link below. Please delete your old version in Locus first.May 18, 2023 at 23:43 #54180
The latest version of the Voluntary themes now supports OAM maps and both new and old LoMaps.
It also supports OSMC hiking trail markers (in Hiking style). See link below.May 19, 2023 at 14:00 #54181June 29, 2023 at 18:26 #54234
Voluntary V5+ works with Oruxmaps beta, Cruiser and Locus (OAM maps) and displays contour heights orientated to be read looking uphill, as is conventional with maps. I find this change incredible helpful.
It may work with other apps as they update.July 15, 2023 at 11:43 #54417August 10, 2023 at 16:21 #54722
John, the Voluntary V5 theme is really world class, so I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your great work.
As a small feedback, I would like to say that I sometimes wished for a stronger representation of country borders when using the theme. While they don’t matter much within the EU or UK, an accidental border crossing in other regions can quickly lead to big problems like arrest, long interviews or deportations. Often the borders in remote regions are not marked at all or not continuously.
Attached is an example of a clearly visible country-border representation in Elevate and a rather inconspicuous representation in Voluntary that can hardly be distinguished from region-borders.August 11, 2023 at 09:28 #54726
You might like to try a modified version of Voluntary I’ve just done. It’s difficult to strike the balance between EU transparent borders and life-threatening borders elsewhere, especially having used most colours already! Red is for international borders, green is for boundaries within the country which may or may not be important.
Although this beta is packaged for Locus it also works with Orux, Cruiser, c:geo nightly build.
Beta version – https://voluntary.nichesite.org/beta.htmlAugust 11, 2023 at 14:56 #54728August 11, 2023 at 17:18 #54730
Wow, i didn’t expect to get a response so quickly and such a great one at that!
I really like the representation of the borders in the beta version! I will definitely use this version. Thank you very much John!
I don’t want to overuse your helpfulness, but I have another small question about the representation of borders: Sometimes when I see a border on the map, I wonder what it belongs to (for example, region borders within a country I’m not that familiar with, or islands between several countries that all have their own circular borderline). In some themes you could zoom-in very near to the border and see the names of the countries/regions on both sides of the border-line. With Voluntary and Elevate, this does not seem to work for me at the moment. Is this labelling really theme-dependent or is it rather due to the map or software? If it is theme-dependent, would it be very complicated to activate the labelling for Voluntary at the most detailed zoom level?August 11, 2023 at 18:42 #54731
I saw an identical request recently and the answer appeared to be that it is not really possible with these maps.
I’ve just done a trial. There is no way to tell which country is on which side of the line.
In fact the border line is often mapped twice or three times, once for each country and once as the border line between the two! In the screenshot only the Polish border label is showing.
There is a further problem for borders that completely encircle a country that results in the text also appearing in horizontal and vertical alignment within the country.August 12, 2023 at 18:14 #54733
OK, thank you for the trial and your very detailed answer!August 16, 2023 at 00:51 #54736
The latest version of the Voluntary theme has been uploaded, with support for cycle super highways, optional emphasised cycleways, improved marking of frontiers and other boundaries.
Thanks for support and helpful suggestions.
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