[OSM-talk] GSoC Proposal submitted: Looking for mentor + feedback
pshinghal at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 16:04:07 BST 2012
I've submitted a proposal for a GSoC project with OpenStreetMap, and
would like to know of any possible mentors for the same. Also, any
feedback on the application would be greatly appreciated (I assume the
mentors have access to the proposal. If not, kindly let me know, so
that I may post my proposal here).
The basic idea is to create an extension to OpenStreetMap (implemented
as a mobile HTML5 app) that allows users to share cabs easily (this
can be further extended to private car-pooling). The design is simple:
users upload their travel schedules. Based on their origin,
destination and time of travel (maybe other factors too), they are
matched optimally with other users who they can share cabs with.
There are some interesting problems involved with matching users to
possible "cab-sharers", including route-matching, etc.
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