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Wishlist: start/stop tracklog without killing gps comm.

 
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viktor.ilijasic



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:00 am    Post subject: Wishlist: start/stop tracklog without killing gps comm. Reply with quote

I would like:
- to be able to stop the tracklog without killing GPS communication
- to be able to start a tracklog AFTER I started GPS communication, without previously having to kill GPS communication

Seems to me like a natural thing. Why is this not possible?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1. I've come to the same conclusion, start/stop of tracklog should be from within the program, not from start/stop GPS connection/program.
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tycoon



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love the same feature! Plenty of time just after starting GPS it has only 4-5 satellites or even 3 (awful 2D).

So I always start GPS sooner than really start riding my bike and then have to manually remove few first points from GPS track
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viktor.ilijasic



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those were the main reasons, GPS communication should be unrelated to logging.

Log stays empty when there are no satellites or no signal, and I would sometimes like to see my position and speed without logging. Why be so exclusive either you HAVE to start log OR see your position without starting the log, BUT if you want to log, you have to restart your GPS communication? Seems silly to me. Smile

And yes, as a workaround at the moment by default I log every track, and I really don't like those first few minutes of hunting for satellites... Neutral

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Ranger



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Users with big cards just don't think about it. What kind of logs you use - gpx or nmea ?
I agree that starting gps is critical for logs content.
Maybe a "start log delay" setting can solve some kind of problems for different devices ?
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kruch
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ranger wrote:
Maybe a "start log delay" setting can solve some kind of problems for different devices ?


Yes, some... that is why I'll leave it up to user and just add Start tracklog / Stop tracklog commands to Waypoints menu.
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viktor.ilijasic



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kruch wrote:
... that is why I'll leave it up to user and just add Start tracklog / Stop tracklog commands to Waypoints menu.


I think this would make my wish come true. Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@Kruch
What settings we will have in location provider section? Like:
-by hand
-ask
-always ?
I'm too lazy to think about logging start/stop Smile
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viktor.ilijasic



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is an option for logging: never, ask, always.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, there will be no changes to existing settings. But with active tracking, user will either see Start tracklog or Stop tracklog in Waypoints commands.
So even with "never", user will be able to start tracklog anytime. Or stop it, no matter how it was started - automatically or by hand.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be Smile Never say never ... Wink
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smartin74



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:31 am    Post subject: Wishlist: start/stop tracklog without killing gps comm. Reply with quote

I know other progs having this feature. It would be verry usefull.

i'm using blackberry 8110.
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