OsmAnd 3.8 (Android)
For our team a release day, it's like a progress report to the users.
Every day we are working on the app improvements to make it more user friendly. We fix mistakes, that also occur due to massive changes that turned basic maps into a universal tool for travellers for over 10 years.
But still, it is not perfect yet. We are not only grateful to all the positive reviews, but also thankful for the constructive criticism and your dream of a better OsmAnd.
Furthermore, here is a list of this Summer updates:
Updated "Plan Route" mode
We renamed the "Measure distance" tool to "Plane a route". The updated "Plan a route" mode allows using different navigation types for each segment and attaches any track to the roads. What does it mean?
E.g. you want to have a route for your Enduro trip. The first part of your trip is a road from your home to the offroad part, the second part is an unpaved road, and the third part is a road returning home.
Go to General menu -> Plane a route. Choose "Create a new route", next click to Profile icon and choose Road Profile for the first part of our trip. After that, we add starting and ending points. The first segment is built.
For the second part of our trip we click to Profile icon and choose our Enduro navigation profile (Prefer unpaved roads) and "Next segment" (Only the next segment will be recalculated using a chosen profile). After that we choose points for our offroad trip.
For the last part (going back home) we choose Road profile and add the end point of our trip. Click on the "Done" button and save (and rename) our GPX file with the journey trip.
Now, we click to our track, change Appearance of the track. Click the "Directions" button, and start our trip using the GPX track which we built in "Plane a route" tool.
Next, you can open existing track, import track, or open last edited track.
When you click to "Open existing track" you can select a track file to open.
Now your chosen track is a plan route mode. Where you can modify it for your trip. You can click "Options" button and choose any parameters for it.
The general, you can build route between points. Click to this button on the screen or Options menu.
Next, snap your track to the nearest allowed road with one of your navigation profiles to use this option. Here we choose Enduro navigation profile and threshold distance for calculation our route.
When a route is built we click "Apply" button and "Done" to save a new track or "Options" -> "Directions" for starting our trip.
How you see we can modify any track for a trip. Of course, you can delete or add points in your "Plan a route" if you want to change your plan on this route.
Improved bicycle nodes visibility
Good news for our users with bicycle trips! Now we improve bicycle nodes' visibility. First step for add viewing nodes, go to menu -> Configure profile (Cycling, for example) -> Configure map -> Routes. In "Routes" you should choose "Show node network cycle routes".
In this release we have improved the context menu for tracks and added an opportunity to choose menu by tapping on a track directly on the map.
When you tap on the track you can see all infromation about it: points, overwiew, altitude, speed.
When you click to "Open Track" button, the track menu opens where you can change apperance of the track, turn on/off the track' display on the map, see graphs (overview, altitude, speed), join segments, split interval and analyse it on the map.
When you click to "Analyse on map" button, you can see all the necessary information about altitude, speed, slope in each points of your track in graphs and on the map.
When you click to "Open Track" button, you can see the track menu where you can change apperance of the track, turn on/off the track' display on the map, see graphs (overview, altitude, speed), join segments, split interval and analyse it on the map.
Added data sources for Online photos
We added more data sources for Online photos except mapillary-photos: wikidata, wikimedia commons. When you click to POI or polygon you find more pictures in Online photos.
Improved "Search" algorithms
We fixed many bugs in our search algorithms. Now you can find places, points, etc. without any problems.
Improved "Follow track" options in Navigation
Click Navigation button in General screen -> Option -> Follow track. Here you can choose a track to follow or to import it from your device.
Fixed issues with import/export of profile settings
What else is in this release?
• Fix bugs with RTL