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RandoCartes — managing services

The page for managing services is displayed when you click on the Service settings option in the main menu when the map is displayed.

It will look something like this:

Inside the frame is the list of services that are available to the application. Some services have a specific icon, others where the supplier has not created an icon, have a generic one.

Under the name of each service is an indication of its state. Only enabled services will apear in the Map service selector above the map.

You can change the settings of a service by clicking on that service. The settings display will look something like this:

General settings for a service

You can change the settings of a service by clicking on that service. The settings display will look something like this:

These settings are common to all services:

Enable service — this setting indicates if the service is to appear in the Map service selector above the map. You can disable a service here if you think you will never want to use it. Nothing is deleted by disabling a service so you can always enable it again later.

Save maps locally — if this setting is disabled any part of a map downloaded will not be saved for later use and will need downloading again if you want to redisplay the same part of the map. By enabling this option, map display will be more fluid once a part of the map has been loaded once.

Be careful though, since some services forbid you from stocking their maps locally.

Delete all maps saved locally — if you press this button you can delete all locally saved maps. This can be useful to free up space on your device, or also to allow new versions of the map to be loaded.

Specific settings for a service

Some services have settings that are specific to that service alone. For example:

Adding a service

You can add other services to the application if they follow the WMTS standard.

To do so, click on the Add service button beneath the list of services. You will see the standard page for service settings, with some extra fields to allow you to define the service.

To define a service you must provide a URL for the WMTS service. If the URL you provide is not correct, the service will not work, so you must carefully check the value you provide.

The URL must start with a protocol indication (http or https), must contain the three values {z} (to indicate the tile matrix), {x} (to indicate the tile column) and {y} (to indicate the tile row), and must also indicate the type of image file served (PNG or JPEG).

Warning : with the current version under Android, the protocol must be https.

As an example, to add the ÖPNVKarte transport map, you would enter the URL:

https://tile.memomaps.de/tilegen/{z}/{x}/{y}.png

You can enter a second URL if you want to define an overlay (Overlay URL), but this is not required. This URL follows the same rules as the main URL except that the image type must be PNG.

When you have entered the URLs you must click on Save to save the information.