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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 inner memory:
Other ways are either impossible (external SD card root directory since Android 4.4.2) or you can lose your data (tracks, points, maps…) upon un(re)install (external SD card Android-dedicated directory)

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: 2018/07/03 15:35 by mstupka