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Metro stops are represented as a small white dots with black outlines. Tapping them will show the metro line highlights. Then tapping the Info Panel will show additional information available about the stop/line.
You can also browse or search the metro stops or lines via the Main Menu > Nearby > Public Transit section.
A number of our users were confused by the way we had it before, forcing the user to choose a type of search before starting to enter text. And our designer was also strongly advocating this change already. This is why we simplified and consolidated the options into a single search bar.
But we will fix the crash and other issues regarding the large number of pins in our next update (we are now testing support for up to 100,000 pins depending on capabilities of device model).
Perhaps as a workaround for address search, can you tap the search bar to activate it then without entering any text, tap the first item which says Online Search. This will take you to the full address form to enter an address. Maybe if you do like this it won’t crash..
Thanks for the feedback, we will look into this!December 22, 2014 at 7:05 am in reply to: PocketEarth keeps disconnecting my iPhone from wifi when downloading maps #7856
Pocket Earth uses Apple’s standard downloading functionality to do its downloads so it should be no different than other apps. We limit the number of simultaneous downloads intentionally to avoid drowning out older WiFi networks, and have not seen or had any reported issues with it before.
Provided the Network mode setting in Pocket Earth is set to WiFi Only, then when the WiFi goes out, it will pause the download until it comes back (PE will still show Downloading message but it will not advance the download). This also relies on information Apple provides us about the current network, and we haven’t seen any cases where it erroneously downloaded via Cellular when in WiFi Only mode. Of course if you want to be 100% sure, and this is something we recommend to all our users in general to avoid data charges when traveling, is to go into the Settings App > Cellular and disable Cellular Data completely. Many other apps will download data over Cellular even when in the background, so we highly recommend changing this setting when roaming.
Please note, if PE is downloading data and you close our app, it will only continue downloading for 2 minutes as Apple places this restriction on how long we can run in the background. We could download longer than 2 minutes when in background like other apps do, but we would not be able to control weather the downloads are over WiFi or Cellular so we chose never to do this.
If you mean the styling of the map, this can be found by tapping the Settings button on the map, then tap More Settings, and finally tap Map Style and choose your preferred map styling.
We haven’t removed any functionality in this update, but we did consolidate all the search options into the main search bar at the top of the main menu. You can now perform address and coordinate searches from there.
For example, you can enter an address like “123 main st”, and the first item in the results list will be to perform an online address search. If the map data for the current city is downloaded already, it will also show offline results for the street itself (but not the specific house number along it yet).
You can also enter coordinates and the second result will show a match if one is possible. In this update we have even added support for additional coordinate formats. To use the DMS/DM.mm coordinate entry wheels, tap the coordinates symbol on the right side of the search bar at the top of the main menu.
Hey guys, just want to chime in with a few comments:
There is no technical limit to the number of pins, but a practical one limited by the specific device model, and by our current internal format choices. We hope to revamp this in the near future which should allow a much larger number of pins. We are aware of the very slow deletion issue and hope to resolve this as well.
If you keep exported backups of your data, please use the Pocket Earth Archive format, as this retains the full information of your data including pin colors and shape. GPX format was designed primarily for holding tracks, and while we support it, it does not support the extra information that PE Archive stores.
If you think you have corrupt data, feel free to email us a Pocket Earth Archive export and we can take a look at it.
We have submitted our next update PE 2.5 to Apple and it should be available next week. It includes over 50 bug and crash fixes, rendering issue fixes, and minor enhancements. I am not sure if it will fix any of the issues specifically related to Pins, but its possible. There was a large number of new bugs and crash cases caused since recent Apple changes in iOS 8 (regardless of weather you are using iOS 8 or 7). And we have been swamped with work trying to correct these. This update is primarily aimed to correct these issues.
We have added support for this format and support for pasting google maps links into the text search. It will be available soon in Pocket Earth 2.5 update.
Unfortunately its not possible at the moment. Ideally one should be able to have multiple routes/tracks open at a time, so 1 for viewing as reference and another for recording. You can probably export the track and use desktop or web software to edit the GPX file. There is much free software available for this. GPX is also just an XML text file, so if you are inclined you could try to modify it in a text editor.
Sorry for the late reply, if you are still having this issue, it could potentially be corrupt data. If you can email us an export in Pocket Earth Archive format, we can take a look (can help us to prevent this issue in future, and perhaps we can recover your favorites). (Settings > Export > Pocket Earth Archive > Export All Data)
There is no technical limit to the number of pins or favorites, however, very large numbers can degrade performance significantly especially on older devices (like iPad 2). Hiding the individually or via groups using the hidden flag can alleviate much of the slowdown you will notice when using the map, however, saving or making any changes to or deleting saved favorites content can cause the app the freeze momentarily.
We do not recommend having over 5,000 favorites, but are working to improve this.
I know its long time already, but we finally have the missing building text issue and numerous other data issues solved. They will be available in a few days in the next in-app data update, along with the most up to date map data from OSM. A few additional rendering issues will be solved in v2.5 update which should be available in about 10 days.
Currently, you can add multiple tracks/routes/pins to groups and display the whole group onscreen at one time, but selecting an individual route or track in it for use will hide the others to avoid confusion since they can be overlapping, etc.
This has been requested a few times, but we haven’t been able to add it in yet. At some point we will, but I can’t say when exactly as we have a lot of high priority improvements we are working on.
I know its a long time, but we finally have the missing airports and numerous other rendering/data issues solved. They will be available along with the latest map data in a few days in the next in-app data update. Additional rendering fixes will be available in the next app update, v2.5, which should be out in about 10 days.
Sorry about this, it will be corrected in our next app update.
We added support for iPhone 6/6+ devices in our last update, and additional fixes and improvements will be available soon in our next update (Pocket Earth 2.5). Pocket Earth looks great on these new devices, allowing you to view more of the map at one time compared to the smaller iPhones. The UI still takes after the iPhone model as opposed to the iPad model (meaning a lot of fullscreen menus and info views), though we are considering the iPad like sidebar design for landscape mode on these devices.
A. Thanks for the bug report, this will be corrected in the next update!
B. Thanks for the feedback, we will consider this for a future enhancement.
Currently, you must be online to plan a route. However, the route may be saved and used when offline, giving voice guided turn-by-turn directions. This is stated on our website and in our app store description.
We do plan to implement an offline routing engine, but its going to be a huge amount of work and we don’t have the resources to start this project at the moment as we have some other big features in the queue before it.
%E2%80%8E is the escape sequence for an invisible Unicode Control character which is used to indicate left-to-right writing direction of the script. There is a known issue with WordPress based web sites where it appends this to some links. I am guessing you copy and pasted such a link from a WordPress site into Pocket Earth.
We will investigate further to see if we can automatically “sanitize” the notes field to remove such things.