Thursday, August 15, 2013

Geopaparazzi 3.6.0 is out

I know, I know... my last announcement was about geopaparazzi 3.4.0. And there have been some versions in between. But time has been few lately, so you will hopefully excuse me if I jump directly to version 3.6.0.

So here it is: Geopaparazzi 3.6.0 has been released to google play!!!

Also because my new job was one one side the thing taking my time, but also the one that lead to some of the nicer enhancements here.

Let's first see the fixes done for this release:

  • gps looses fix sometimes when user standing still + odd gps behaviour
  • delete notes doesn't delete image notes  
  • sketch note from gps not inserted  
  • simbols are not places exactly on spatialite layers
  • notes removal should remove any type of note  
  • sketch view sometimes crashing
The first is no doubt the most important. Lately the gps was sometimes behaving odd. But that should be fixed now.

An the new features in quite scrambled order:

1) created a list view for notes and bookmarks to zoom to and edit them

This substitutes the remove notes from mapview. Now the notes have their own list and can be removed or zoomed to from there:

More here.

2) added mbtiles support

It is now possible to load an mbtiles database into the geopap maps folder and it will appear as tile source.

3) notes can now be customized and labeled

More here.

3) the map cross can now be customized in size, stroke width and color

See the screen preferences.

4) added option to use a user inserted path as external storage

This can be used for those devices that have more than one external storage recognized by the device. Use it at your own risk. We use it regularly, but it needs to be done properly.

5) Added a secret view!!!!

If from the dashboard you push many times the back button, at some point the secret view will appear to you. There I intend to collect some small tools that are meant to more advanced users, that also would like to help the developers of the project.

From this view one can browse the internal database:

or activate an indoor demo mode.

More here.

I am quite happy with that release, I hope you will enjoy it!!