Opened 15 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

#38 closed enhancement/feature request (fixed)

Navit won't display the car outside of mapped roads

Reported by: hafting Owned by: anonymous
Priority: major Milestone: version 0.2.0
Component: core Version:
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I frequently drives outside mapped areas, because I update the OSM map. It is convenient to have navit show what roads are on the map already.

But navit always snaps to the closest road, even if it is several hundred meters away. Snapping to the closest road within the combined error margins of the map and the GPS is of course reasonable. The current GPS accuracy is (usually) available from the GPS readout. Map accuracy is usually unknown - but a map made from GPS traces (like the osm map) is usually accurate to within typical gps accuracy. The map accuracy should ideally be user configurable. Those who want to cling to the roads can then set a large error margin, those who want to go off-road can set a low error margin.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by singesang

  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

How about a additional dot/triangle/whatever that shows the "raw" position as it's reported by gpsd?

  • It should be topmost
  • On-/off-switch in the config should by supplied (in addition: color & shape)

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by anonymous

  • Milestone set to version 0.0.4
  • Owner changed from somebody to anonymous
  • Status changed from new to assigned

I don't see the difference between this ticket and #39, could you enlight me? About showing "raw" position when further than a given treshold, i found the idea interesting.

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by zaxl

Add lock on road option: if enabled show the nearest street within some configurable limit, otherwise show gps position. if not enabled show on the gps position.

comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by KaZeR

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

Lock on road has been implemented. E.g. with internal : Settings/Rules?

comment:5 Changed 14 years ago by KaZeR

About difference with #39 : #39 is about using this kind of roads for routing, and this one is about enabling Navit to position you outside of a given type of road.

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