[OSM-newbies] Rendering on the PC
jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 12 00:35:36 BST 2010
>We're generally a community of "doers". If you feel strongly about it
needing to get done, then roll up your sleeves and work on it. We'll
be here to help you.
I had noticed it appears to be that way. Lots of people doing their own
thing, often the same or very similar thing, who needs requirements for
example, with documentation that often leaves much to be desired. I didn't
expect it to be easy to do, I do have some computer system background.
It would appear that Maperitive looks very promising and it can use a cached
.osm file saved from JOSM. If any one wants to have a look at it the best
documentation appears to be here
That's not as easy as it sounds.
> There's no current support in the API (the communication protocol
> between the client and server) for a client to request updates to a
> certain area by time. In other words, you can't ask for a bounding box
> as per a certain date at this time.
> That's why there's no nice way to have an API cache (which is
> essentially what you're asking for). There might be ways to get around
> it, but you'd end up doing so much work that it would be significantly
> more work on both the client and the server end in order to save what
> would probably be a negligible amount of network traffic.
> > The program would also allow items to be selected for display, same
> > as Google Earth, place names, cycle routes etc. This would allow a
> > packet to be returned to the PC if we only sent the requested
> You can currently request only some data from the server, and since
> you're using JOSM, I believe you can already use this functionality.
> > The advantages would be lower server and internet traffic.
> Traffic isn't the only measurement of "work", but as this would
> require a significant amount of work to add to the API, I don't think
> it'll happen soon.
> > So the question is is there such a program today?
> You can do most of what you describe now with JOSM, including the
> rendering I believe.
> > If not how does one nudge someone to build it?
> We're generally a community of "doers". If you feel strongly about it
> needing to get done, then roll up your sleeves and work on it. We'll
> be here to help you.
> - Serge
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