WhoGo Maps

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WhoGo Maps is a full-featured app for maps and navigation with a flexible selection of mostly OpenStreetMap-based maps and related service providers. WhoGo Maps requires the Mapbox GL Native QML component for map display, supporting both vector and raster maps with OpenGL accelerated rendering.

Offline maps, search and routing is possible with OSM Scout Server. WhoGo Maps will list OSM Scout Server among the providers if you have it installed. For it work, you'll also need to have the server running and map data on your device. See the OSM Scout Server documentation for details.

Voice navigation requires that you manually install a text-to-speech (TTS) engine – Mimic, Flite, PicoTTS and Espeak are supported. Their quality is about in that order, with Mimic being best and Espeak being worst, but their language and gender coverage varies.

Source code and issue tracker are available at GitHub. Translations at Transifex. Discussion at TMO.

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Pohli's picture

I found in German directions that the grammar is wrong. How can I correct this?

Pohli's picture

Hello, I just tried this app on Jolla1 and it seems to be very nice! I didn't use a native routing app so far.
I got two questions about WhoGo Maps:
(1) If I start navigation, the app will automatically switch to perspective view. Is it possible to turn off this behavior and is it also possible to toggle between normal map view and perspective view manually?
(2) If I start navigation or reroute, the Auto-rotate feature will be automatically activated. Is it possible to turn off this behavior and is it also possible to turn off Auto-rotate permanently?

otsaloma's picture
  1. Tilting is configurable via the preferences dialog (pull down menu of the main menu page). It's available only in conjunction with navigation.
  2. You can manually turn auto-rotate off after starting navigation by tapping the compass arrow in the bottom right corner of the screen or corresponding toggle button in the main menu. Of the parts that the navigation mode consists of, only tilt is configurable, the rest is how it is.
Pohli's picture

Thanks for quick reply!

  1. I turned off tilt option but it doesn't have an effect. It still switches to perspective view when starting routing.
  2. Any chance to get an option to permanently turn off auto-rotate in a future release?
otsaloma's picture
  1. Indeed, it seems to have been broken. Fixed now, will be in the next release.
  2. By itself no, maybe later if there's some larger context it fits in.
mixmax's picture

Hi !
I use this app since a few month, and I'm really satisfied. However, I would like to know if it could be possible to create a route without network connection, because for the moment, I can navigate when my device is offline, but not create a route.
Thanks a lot for the job and for your answer.

Pelzlurch's picture

You can do that with a long touch. This generates a blue circle. Clicking this, you can navigate to this point.

addy's picture

Oh! That is great. I missed that completely. It may be because I haven't spent much time with the software. Another reason being that it seems like a new UI interaction style which people like me are unaware of.

But if we get the option to select both the start and end points on the map, that would solve all the use cases related to navigation.

addy's picture

I installed WhoGo Maps and OSM Scout server for offline navigation. Good Apps. Thank you both!

But I was surprised to see that WhoGo doesn't allow to select a navigation point on the map. Due to lack of this feature, navigation is almost UNUSABLE for me because Scout server sometimes returns multiple results and sometimes none for my search query (I know, not the server's fault :)).
So, if you add an option "Navigate here" in long tap menu or allow to select start and end points on the map from the Navigation menu, it would take the whole navigation feature to new level.

That aside, good work guys!

itoss's picture

I installed whogo maps and the OSM Scout server for offline maps. The installation of whogomaps 1.0.1 requires the installation of mapboxgl-qml-1.3.0-10.35.1.jolla_.armv7hl.rpm ,  so i installed that package, too.  Using the Scout server Standard configuration Whogo works great ;)

Only the speechoutput doesn`t work


sdiconov's picture

Russian translation updated following the 1.0.1 release. Some strings were too long.

Yeum's picture

I'm also having trouble starting WhoGo after the recent patch; If I use the icon from the app launcher, it will not start (shows loading icon on app screen, then just disappears after a timeout)

However, if I use the command line "sailfish-qml harbour-whogo-maps", the app launches & seems to work fine. Removing & re-installing the app did unfortunately not fix the issue either.

wolneykien's picture

Same thing! Sailfish OS


otsaloma's picture

What recent patch? Which version of Sailfish OS are you using?

wolneykien's picture

harbour-whogo-maps 1.0-1

Sailfish OS

geminis65's picture

I've done it normal and I get this error: ---
| SailfishOS (Lapuanjoki)
[nemo @ Sailfish ~] $ sailfish-qml harbor-whogo-maps
[D] unknown: 0 - Using Wayland-EGL
[D] unknown: 0 - Defaulting to webview scaling factor of 1.0
[D] unknown: 0 - Got library name: "/usr/lib/qt5/qml/io/thp/pyotherside/libpyothersideplugin.so"
[F] unknown: 0 - Can not mix incompatible Qt library (version 0x50602) with this library (version 0x50603)

otsaloma's picture

You need PyOtherside 1.5.1 or later. Check with "pkcon search name pyotherside" if you have that.

geminis65's picture

I have become accustomed to using devel-su

geminis65's picture

I have updated sailfish to version and when I open whogo mpas it does not open and I get the following error: [nemo @ Sailfish ~] $ devel-su
[root @ Sailfish nemo] # sailfish-qml harbor-whogo-maps
error: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set in the environment.
[C] unknown: 0 - Failed to create display (No such file or directory)
[root @ Sailfish nemo] #
.Ruego what you have in mind.a greeting

otsaloma's picture

Why are you trying to run it as root (devel-su)?

naytsyrhc's picture

I have a question: is it possible to start whogo maps by external command with coordinates or address search? If so, we could write a patch for calendar and contacts app to link location with whogo app and open it with corresponding location.

otsaloma's picture

Not yet, since I long thought it was not possible, but now is planned. For coordinate arguments it might not be necessary to patch apps though, I'll just make WhoGo Maps a geo-URI handler (mark handling x-maemo-urischeme/geo in the desktop file) and if no other geo-URI handling apps exist, it'll likely work automatically, otherwise you'd just need to set the default mimetype handler. Don't yet know about other arguments like search queries.


naytsyrhc's picture

Wow. That's awesome news. Thanks.

pkuronen's picture

Works well and looks good. Thanks for your work.

danfin's picture

for some reason, whogo maps will not go intor routing. I can give a start and end and a route will be calculated, but it will never display a 'current position', if routing from 'current' psoition search will take forever. Location is on, Device-onl-ode is on.

otsaloma's picture

At least that "search taking forever" is some kind of a bug in the code, that shouldn't happen even if GPS isn't working. Command line output would help me. You can try starting as "sailfish-qml harbour-whogo-maps" at the command line, or something like "sailfish-qml harbour-whogo-maps > whogo-maps.log 2>&1" to get the output to a file.

danfin's picture

sailfish-qml harbour-whogo-maps
(D) unknown:0 - Using Wayland-EGL
(D) unknown:0 - Defaulting to webview scaling factor of 1.0
(D) unknown0 - Got Library name: 'urs/lib/qt5/qml/io/thp/pyotherside/libpyotherisdepluging.so
(D) onCompledted:334 - Warning: specifying an object instance for initialPage is sub-optimal-prefer to use a component.
the command to output a file I was not able to trigger. Could've been a typo.

otsaloma's picture

Thanks. I don't see anything useful there though.

danfin's picture

in 'Storeman' i found a local RPM named Poor Maps, I deleted that, and Whogo seems to work since. (..now If it could read GPX tracks too.. )

objectifnul's picture

While PoorMaps is fine with OSM Scout Server, WhogoMaps is apparently unable to trigger the local maps server (selected maps: OSM Scout Day).