Viking 1.5 Released

Viking 1.5 (2013-10-13)

New features since 1.4.2

  • Startup preferences for ease of use.
  • Multi layer/track statistics.
  • Multi layer/track or waypoint detailed lists.
  • Control sorting of layers and quick show/hide all options.
  • Configurable layer defaults.
  • Optimizations when loading and drawing large numbers of tracks.
  • Allow higher zoom levels up to 1/32 (OSM z22 equivalent but maps only requested up to z19).
  • Retain internal options across sessions.
  • Selectable online router service provider (now including OSRM)
  • 'Via' points online route refining.
  • Download a file directly from an URL.
  • Datasource acquiring files from URLs related to the current view.
  • Support timestamps (read only) in waypoints.
  • Support naming trackpoints.
  • Request downloading a region of maps over multiple zoom levels.
  • Support Compressed My OSM Traces files (requires libbz2 and libmagic).
  • Support opening files drag and drop on to the viewport.
  • Support relative paths in Viking files.
  • Add support for OSM Humanitarian (HOT) Style Map.
  • Advanced preferences.
  • Optional track labelling on the viewport.
  • Translations for the Basque language.
  • Improved Help Manual.
  • Many internal improvements.

Fixes since 1.4.2

  • Fix crashing if attempting to Extend a Route via the Route Finder when the route has no points.
Posted by Rob Norris 2013-10-14