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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mixmax's picture

Hi,
first of all, congratulations for your work !
And, 2 questions :
- it seems impossible, or I didn't found the feature, to have choice among several routes ?
- I have no result from route searching without network. Is it possible, and how ?
And to finish, 2 wishes of features :
- Auto zoom according to speed,
- possibility to save and view on the map my favorites points (house, office, ...)
Thanks again for your work, and for what you can do for my questions.

Markkyboy's picture

Gracias!, excellent work!, my new means of navigation!, now I can remove Android Sygic :) *****

lsjmhar's picture

Got the while thing working. Thanks rinigus, this is a fantastic app with great functionality. Hopefully we can increase the voice navigation as noted above but the navigation is excellent!!!

lsjmhar's picture

Hi. I have mimic installed but I am not getting voice navigation on this app. What could be causing this? Thanks

didilalalagon9's picture

Hi, Thank you for te good work. few comments that would improve greatly:

  -Would it be possible to augment the the time out for the ''auto center'' option. Many time while driving in navigation mode ,pending the zoom level, swiping the maps to have a heads up of the incomming route is nice but the ''auto center'' kick's in before we have even time to finish the swipe at all. Let say , a good 5 sec delay before it recenter the map to the actual position give time enough to swipe, have a good look while safely driving.

- Would be nice to add more tilt ratios for the navigation map view, i would wish to see furter more ahead of my route.

- Incresing the navigation icon/cursor size and color contrast would be apreciated specially while using night mode maps because it become almost invisible from a driving position view point, wnen the phone is on a car holder.

- In the same range, specially in landscape mode the top navigation bar could either be reduce in height and still show same infos (can all be move more closer to the top) or reducing it's opacity to allow a maximum of the map viewing would be great. Also increasing the font size and boldness would help readeability a lot at night and or while wearing polarised sunglasses during driving.

- Voice navigation: 

      - Is there any way to have it's volume level more louder ? It is at the same level as the general volume stting but let say that a media playback is running in the background at relatively low level, that render the voice navigation bearely intelligible. They would benefit to play a lot louder or have separete volume controls if that is even possible.

 -The voice navigation instructions do put in pause the media playback(Jolla mediaplayer) but the playback does not resume aftrewards, adding a command to resume it automatically would be real nice if possible. If it woud risk to initiate a unwanted playback if none was even started during the current navigation it cloud be tie to an aditional option to tick like the ''auto center'' & ''Auto rotate'' that reset to default ''off'' each time WhoGo is open.

Sorry for this extensive ''shoping list'' but I am a long time user of the former Nokia Maps/drive navigation trough out all their iterations on Symbian and Meego to the latest Here wego. Not that i am cool with all the end result (in deed many nice features have disapeared over time). I just wish that WhoGo Maps improve as much as possible.

rinigus's picture

Let me help out and give some replies to your requests/questions:

- ''auto center'' can be disabled by pressing on current location or, in the meny, by pressing "Auto center on position". Later, you can restore it using the both ways. Although, please do not browse while driving and do it while still or let non-driver take the map browsing over.

- max tilt is used already and is hard coded into Mapbox GL. cannot help here, there is issues opened regarding it on mapboxgl projects, you find them and monitor the progress.

- I have worked on improving contrast for the night mode. Same goes to rework of navigation mode, including landscape mode and font sizes. The new code will be submitted for review in time.

- voice volume and interaction - haven't worked on it. I would suggest that you could look into it and find the way to fix it. you could look into how mimic produces the audio files and see if there are options to increase the volume. as for media playback - check out how to communicate with media players and try to find the way its possible to re-enable it.

Pohli's picture

I found in German directions that the grammar and spelling is wrong. How can I correct this? Is it a matter of WhoGo Maps or OSM Scout Server?

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 2.1.4.14.

 

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 2.1.4.14

geminis65's picture

I've done it normal and I get this error: ---
| SailfishOS 2.1.4.14 (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)
Aborted

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 2.1.4.14 and when I open whogo mpas it does not open and I get the following error: [nemo @ Sailfish ~] $ devel-su
Password:
[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.

https://github.com/otsaloma/whogo-maps/issues/26

naytsyrhc's picture

Wow. That's awesome news. Thanks.

pkuronen's picture

Works well and looks good. Thanks for your work.

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