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  • in reply to: “Departments” of France #5458
    OG2404
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    I jump in ­čÖé

    France is organized in 27 “r├ęgions” (22 for metropolitan France) > 101 “d├ępartements” (96 for metropolitan France) > 36681 “communes” (36652 for metropolitan France).
    For everyday life, for accuracy and even for a better repartition of “communes”, using “d├ępartements” is preferred.
    BUT when we travel and for leisure activities we usually use “r├ęgions” (ex: “I visited my family in Brittany last summer”). I also think most travel guides are organised primarily by “r├ęgions” both to simplify access and because they have a stronger cultural identity.
    As Pocket Earth is about travelling, I would recommend keeping “r├ęgions” as the first subcategory. Adding a second subcategory with “d├ępartements” would be a nice touch, but I don’t see it as a priority.
    Olivier
    in reply to: Modifying routes #4823
    OG2404
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    I have issues with the routing system for trekking, mainly because CloudMade screw things and I can’t control that (I thought editing OSM data would help… but it was already correct). Building your own routing system would probably not help a lot.

    Here is a suggestion that would solve the situation for me, probably for BuckE here and the issue in this thread as well: allow manual straight line routes in Pocket Earth.
    In addition it would allow people to prepare their route in places where there are no tracks/routes or when they do shortcuts.
    When adding a Midway destination, you would be able to bypass the routing system and it would put a straight line to connect it to the previous point. You could therefore mix manual straight lines with routes from CloudMade in a single PocketEarth route.
    And you could add Directions based on angle (ex: “turn slightly left/right”<45┬░, “turn left/right” between 45┬░ and 135┬░, “u-turn left/right”>135┬░).
    Thank you,
    Olivier
    in reply to: Topographic Maps (Contour lines + Relief Shading) #4826
    OG2404
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    That would be a tremendous feature for trekkers! (my main use of Pocket Earth)

    For information: OpenCycleMap already uses NASA’s SRTM.
    Thank you.
    Olivier
    in reply to: URL Scheme (Launching and Controlling PE from other Apps) #4557
    OG2404
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    Thank you! This is great news!

    Bug:
    – “magikmap://” does work, but the world is zoomed out completely. It should work as a normal starting: resume last view (location, zoom).
    First suggestions:
    – “?geolocate” would open on current GPS localisation without changing GPS settings (ie: a quick “locate me” on opening)
    – Optional zoom parameter: “&zoom=” with a number going from 1 (completely zoomed out) to 100 (completely zoomed in).
    – Open map with favorite: “?destination=”, “?listing=”, “?pin=”, “?route=” with name of the favorite
    – “&category=XX&radius=YY&sort=[name, distance or type]” to search POI with those parameters
    If I take my previous examples:
    – “Museum in Paris”: magikmap://?destination=paris&category=museum (it would keep default radius and sorting)
    – “Restaurants <2km”: magikmap://?geolocate&category=restaurants&radius=2&sort=distance
    This would be awesome! Other ideas welcome.
    Olivier
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