[OSM-talk] Ideas for student project on OSM
Iván Sánchez Ortega
ivan at sanchezortega.es
Tue Oct 28 15:33:41 GMT 2008
El Martes, 28 de Octubre de 2008, James Stewart escribió:
> Has any one got any ideas of the sorts of work that could be done/needs to
> be done for the OSM project that a post grad student could work?
Right off the top of my head, on the "it would be useful" section:
- OSM - to - WFS-T bridge (or read-only live WFS interface)
- Support for more map projections in JOSM
- Support for georeferenced raster images in JOSM (jpg would do; jpeg2000 and
ecw would be a plus)
- Support for OSM API 0.6 in "traditional" GIS software (arcgis, qgis, grass,
- A method for getting submetric GPX traces based on raw data from garmin
receivers (build on top of the GPS post-processing stuff at
- Tool to automatically detect large sections of overlapping area ways (i.e.
administrative borders shared between administrative areas), and convert the
area ways into relations (heavy graph theory here)
Also, on the "good to know" section:
- PostGIS vs. MySQL spatial vs. Oracle Spatial vs. MS SQL server benchmarks.
- R-tree vs. quadtiles benchmarks.
Also, on the "less useful but awesome anyway because OSM has so much cool
- Render the OSM dataset in a cool and useful projection, such as sinusoidal
or an Icosahedral Pseudoglobe (that last one would be a nice swag item for
the State of the Map).
- Benchmark a quadtile solution vs. a more general geodetic grid tree solution
(get the quadtile idea, apply it to triangles instead of squares, put 'em on
a geodesic sphere; basically, instead if dividing a square into four squares,
you increase the chord factor of a fractal geodesic sphere by one). Throw in
a R-tree benchmark for good measure.
Iván Sánchez Ortega <ivan at sanchezortega.es>
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