Tracks/Routes in Locus Map are managed in Tracks tab of the Data Manager. In default settings, the Tracks tab can be accessed from:
For even quicker access you can add “Tracks” button to the Function panel at the top or right edge of the display.
Tracks Tab displays all tracks and routes in a structure of folders and groups of folders. Each folder line consists of an icon, a folder name, number of visible/stored tracks and and action menu button.
Tapping it visualizes all tracks in the folder on the map. Re-tapping hides them all. If you previously displayed only some tracks from the folder, tapping offers to display your previous selection or all tracks.
Visualizing too excessive number of tracks may slow down response of the application.
Tapping it unfolds a list of tracks/routes in the folder.
Each group line contains the group name and number of folders allocated in it.
After tapping a folder the tracks/routes are displayed in a vertical list. The topbar displays visible/total number of tracks. Each line consists of:
Tapping the track line opens the track detail screen.
The bottom bar contains following controls:
After tapping any part of a track on the map a label appears. It contains the track name, number of tapped trackpoint, distance to start, distance to finish, altitude and +/- elevation gain. There is also “more options” button:
Content of the popup label can be set in Locus settings > Maps > Points&Tracks > Tracks popup content
Tapping the track label or track line in the Manager launches the Track Detail Screen:
The track/route detail screen is divided into a few sections:
Default values are X - distance, Y1 - altitude, Y2 - empty. When the track is imported or drawn on a map without elevation data, the chart is empty.
When you need to know statistics and charts of a particular part of the track or route, open the track in this tool. It's available in the tool menu:
Each track/route in Locus has its color, pattern, width and other parameters. These parameters can be set in several levels:
Default appearance of all tracks and routes across the app can be edited in Settings > Maps > Points & Tracks > Track line style
These settings can be overridden by following:
Tracks and routes stored in a folder in the Track/route manager can have unified style settings. These settings can be edited in the folder action menu:
Style of individual tracks or routes can be edited in the track/route detail screen edit dialog:
To activate individual settings you have to switch off the folder settings (by this the style of the particular track/route automatically shifts to the global settings):
It is possible to change individual style of multiple tracks/routes:
Style of recorded tracks can be set according to used recording profile.
By default, recording profile style is overwritten by style of the folder where you store your recorded tracks. If you want to maintain the profile style, follow these steps:
Next time you will record track in this profile the style will be maintained and not overdrawn by the folder style.
Option of styling route lines is useful for example when you need to display dynamically slope angle or altitude of the route. Line style editor can be launched from the route topbar submenu:
Route planner route style is overdrawn by style of the folder you save your route into.
Track/route style summary:
Global style has the lowest priority in styling of tracks/routes. Folder style, recording profile or route planner style overrides it. Folder style overrides also recording profile and route planner style. Each track or route can be finally styled individually.
All buttons editing style on all levels - global, folder, individual or track recording profile - lead here:
In order to differentiate among your routes and tracks or adjust their appearance according to used map you have vast options of styling them - you can adjust the line color (1), width (4) and outline (6), add pattern (2) from a great selection, color the pattern, set coloring mode (3 - plain color or some of dynamic coloring modes according to speed, elevation etc.) or automatically close the line and fill the space with color (7).
Line (1) can be colored in basic mode,
advanced mode with option to pick any of colors provided by your device,
and code mode - just insert HEX, RGB or HSV code of the desired color:
Its opacity can be adjusted from 100% to invisibility 0%
or the line color can be switched off - only its pattern is visible:
Pattern (2) has the same coloring options as the line - basic, advanced and code, see above. If you do not want to have patterned line, just uncheck the pattern:
You can select from a vast array of patterns including arrows and crosses:
The track/route line can be colored (3) by plain color
or dynamically - by speed, change of speed, altitude, slope, GPS accuracy, heart rate or pedaling cadence
If you select a dynamic mode and switch line color off, the pattern is colored dynamically:
If you want to color only a certain range of altitude or slope angle you can define it manually:
Width (4) of the track line can be set in pixels (screen related) or meters (real world related)(5):
The first option displays the line in the same width across all map zooms. A line 6 pixels wide:
The same line 6 meters wide:
To enhance contrast of the line from the background map, you can add an outline (6). Coloring options are the same as for the line and pattern.
Quite a special feature for highlighting areas enclosed by a track/route (7).