Australian "Online" Maps for Locus Maps

#22
Have used it from Uluru to Mataranka as of today cant be faulted except for lack of wifi in remote areas but that is where you download maps
 

Cyberess

Active Member
#29
Where do you source the maps from?
This is just a config file that I made that pulls the maps from various online locations
As from the the first post https://4x4earth.com/forum/index.php?threads/australian-online-maps-for-locus-maps.45284/post-609024
  • Qtopo maps from Queensland Gov
  • Topographic Six maps from NSW Gov
  • Topographic Vicmaps
  • Topographic Tasmania
  • SA -- plus some sources for WA and NT
  • 250K Topo maps of all of Australia
  • plus some other interesting sources
Also don't forget to grab some of the rather worthwhile maps from the Locus Store as well ..

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#30
Hi All,

This is still under development, I have developed a specialised XML config that will make "Locus Maps" load very high quality Digital Topographic Maps from publicly available online map sources and some of these scale down to 10K -- which is extremely high detail.
e.g.
  • Qtopo maps from Queensland Gov
  • Topographic Six maps from NSW Gov
  • Topographic Vicmaps
  • Topographic Tasmania
  • SA -- plus some sources for WA and NT
  • 250K Topo maps of all of Australia
  • plus some other interesting sources
This is not for everyone, and remember at this stage I will just say it's under development, and this is all my own work, and in no way endorsed by Locus Maps, although they do publish examples on how to make up the config files. If using the these map sources for navigation, please do so at your own risk. Remember at your own risk, I am not going to be responsible if you drive off the end of the earth and disappear out to space..

Just a couple of notes before we start, this will not work with Apple Ipads or Iphones, and it's for Android phone and tablets only and it will need a paid for version of "Locus Map Pro" which can be obtained from the Google Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=menion.android.locus.pro&hl=en and that is selling for $10.99 at this moment: BTW I don't profit in anyway from anyone purchasing Locus Maps etc .. it's all up to yourself, and if you do fork out the $10.99 and none of this works for you, well it ain't my fault. This will take some skill, to make it work, and that would be copying a downloaded file to directory on you tablet or phone, and restarting "Locus Map Pro" application, or even totally restarting the phone or tablet.

If your O.K. with the all above, and don't mind getting a little technically involved with your tablet or phone -- let begin
  1. Download Australian-Locus-maps.xml file from https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1XU3lBW7QxJ7mM7teLL4arWeJqAd50coi , you can either do that on your phone/tablet or PC (that's the file that I have created)
  2. This is after a install of "Locus Maps Pro", and confirmed that it is working, copy the file to /storage/emulated/0/Locus/mapsOnline/custom/ on your Phone or tablet.
  3. Restart the "Locus Maps Pro" -- Might have to totally restart your phone --
The full path of the file should be /storage/emulated/0/Locus/mapsOnline/custom/Australian-Locus-maps.xml but there is so may different android devices out there, on some peoples devices the path might look a bit different but basically it got be over to Locus/mapsOnline/custom/Australian-Locus-maps.xml

What should this look like when it's installed -- and Remember this is for Online Maps

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On a phone you should see sources looking this or
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A Tablet looking like this -- Yes you can offline the Maps

And a sneak preview of what the maps look like
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Enjoy and please do give some feed back.

Cheers
Totally fabulous! Works a treat. Have just downloaded your. Xml and also downloaded the offline sections of map areas in NSW. Love it. Mich better product than Backcountry Navigator imo which is often unstable. Mega thanks.
 

denmonkey

Well-Known Member
#31
I'll be sussing this out shortly on my android head unit and will report back on how it performs. Chances are I'll be covering off mapping etc when I do a youtube follow up on the head unit. If people ask, are you ok if I point them to this post for reference ?
 

Cyberess

Active Member
#32
Yeah your welcomed to reference this post, as far as I am concerned. The Australian-Locus-maps.xml file should work O.k. on your car's head unit, as it works on my vehicle's android had unit, and it's only running version 4 Android.

I have actually made some updates to the Australian-Locus-maps.xml file, with references to better satellite imaging, but I have not publish it at this moment, maybe I will update this post later when I get a chance.
 
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