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Run Locus Map as service

Increases system priority of Locus Map and secures it against automatic system task killing (unfortunately, not always, see >>).

Default directories

Allows customizing Locus Map default working directories.

Root directory

It is highly recommended to install and keep Locus root directory in your device's internal storage:
. If you place it in the private directory (both of the inner memory or external SD card) you risk losing your data (tracks, points, maps…) upon the app un(re)install.

Working directories

Beginning with Android 5.0 it is possible to move /mapsVector/, /SRTM/ and /Backup/ directories to external SD card and redefine path to them here:

Recommended setup of working directories for users of external SD cards are HERE >>

Data import & export

Wifi-only upload

Control if you want to spend your mobile data on uploading maps, backups etc.


Connect with add-ons

Locus API for developers enables creating various Locus add-ons for many off-core functions. Most of them need to receive periodical information about map cursor location, GPS, recorded distance etc., for example Geocaching4Locus add-on that is very important for importing geocaches to Locus Map.

Enables selecting from various address searching engines:

  • Google - default search engine. Returns very precise data but is functional only on devices officially supported by Google and associated with a Google account.
  • GraphHopper - returns less precise data than Google in most cases but is functional on all devices
  • MapQuest - returns less precise data than Google in most cases but is functional on all devices
  • Bing - another alternative to Google by Microsoft

Audio channel

Selects audio channel and its volume setting for notifications:

  • Music stream
  • Notification stream

Promo notifications

Here you can switch on or off on-screen notifications of news from Locus web site (blogposts about various Locus tricks, new features, maps or traveling tips)

Clear temporary data

Deletes temporary storage folders:

  • Temporary files - deletes cache directory
  • Cache of online maps - deletes all cached online map tiles
  • Unneeded geocaching data - deletes all cached data of geocache points that have been removed before
  • Unused attachments - deletes all data linked to previously removed points

Warning: after performing this procedure all icons will have to be re-uploaded and new map initialization files will have to be created

Reset preferences

Resets all settings to default state after Locus Map installation. Reset does not delete your data - tracks, points nor maps.

manual/user_guide/settings/misc.txt · Last modified: 2019/10/17 12:04 by mstupka