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Locus Map does not contain its own service for calculating routes. Therefore, Route planner and Navigate to features cooperate with third party routers. Each router has specific properties, some is functional online-only, some works offline (after downloading offline navigation data):
Interesting comparison of OpenStreetMap online routing engines can be found here >>
BRouter offers many more routing profiles with additional configuration:
You can also change the profile selection:
With these, you can link external profiles to the in-app selection:
External profiles - besides the BRouter profiles embedded directly in Locus, it is also possible to use profiles provided by BRouter developer or by other users. Poutnik's GitHub page provides further information as well as many ready-to-use profiles which should be downloaded and placed in the directory /Locus/router/profiles2.
Linking with the app presets enables fast re-setting of the whole app after the navigation start so that its preferences are better suitable for navigation. E.g. cursor is shifted, map rotation is on, the screen is turned permanently on etc. Three most used navigation profiles can be linked - walking, biking and motor vehicle:
It is possible to download other voice sets from Locus Store > Features.
Navigation route is recalculated automatically if the deviation from the former route is greater than the parameter distance for recalculation. If you don't follow the recalculated route, Locus Map will recalculate it once again after 30 seconds. You will need internet connection in case an online routing service is selected (e.g. GraphHopper Online or YOURS). For offline routing it is necessary to additionally download and install BRouter co-app and download offline routing data. There are 3 options:
Settings for manual recalculation that can be triggered from navigation panel.
Check this option if you want Locus Map to warn you when you accidentally leave your route. Set the alert distance, alert repetition and type of sound (beep, voice…):
Each route consists of a chain of routepoints (sort of breadcrumbs). This option navigates strictly from one routepoint to another. When you make a deviation, it tries to get you to the last omitted routepoint.
Keep in mind that this feature may come into conflict with your intentions e.g. when making unwanted detour and part of the original route is not accessible - it will keep navigating you to the first missed routepoint. If you want to skip a routepoint, switch it manually to the next nearest point in the Navigation control menu.
This feature does not work when Auto-recalculation with Point priority is ON.
Sets maximum allowed deviation from the route before switching navigation to guidance
Ignores slight inaccuracies of GPS positioning and maintains the navigation cursor position on the navigated route
Manually drawn or imported routes do not contain navigation commands so when you select navigation along such a route, Locus has to generate the navigation commands according to the shape of the line. This setting defines how often you are prompted of direction changes on the route: none - low - medium - high.
When two turns of a route follow closely, Locus Map notifies of both of them at once. Unchecking divides the navigation command into two separate ones.
When checked, the navigation is stopped and navigation panel removed when you get to the finish of your route
Here you can select set of navigation cursors and set their size (50%-400%)