[OSM-talk] GSoC 2012 - Application
shivansh.bits at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 06:43:03 GMT 2012
Thank you for your reply & insights.
I have already made my account, & was browsing through the Wiki.
Could you give me a link to the svn, so that I can familiarize myself with
the working of the code.
1. Interactive jQuery Dialog box - the widget can be loaded & it would give
a brief description about the place.
2. MouseOver Effect - When mouseover some geographical unit, that part/area
will cjane country, when viewed from a large distance.
3. jQuery Tooltip - a descriptive message which passes html element as a
4. Any other such UI which comes to mind from anyone in the community?
Could you please send me the link to the git/repo which I need to fork out,
to get familiar with the project.
Also, I couldnt find the desired repo on -https://github.com/cyclestreets -
for the routing panel. If I am missing out on any link, please direct me to
On 19 March 2012 12:51, Graham Jones <grahamjones139 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you for your interest in applying for GSoC with Openstreetmap.
> I am sure the person that raised that project idea will reply with some
> more information, but here are a few thougts from me.
> - It is important to understand the fundamentals of what OSM is, so please
> start by creating an account and making some improvements to the map in
> your local area.
> - It would also be good to look at the data structure so that you
> appreciate that OSM is really a database of geographic information which
> can be turned into map images. Details of the xml file format can be found
> on our wiki - Provision of map tile images is a secondary service, and a
> number of companies provide map tiles based on OSM data.
> - I would be very keen on any 'end user' applications like this one having
> clear links to a 'how to improve this map' page to help encourage
> contributions, not just use the data.
> - In terms of your specific questions on the project idea, the idea listed
> quite a few features that could be made available - I would search for
> these things on the osm wiki to see what is available at the moment, which
> you could integrate into widgets.
> - I am not familiar with widgets for blogs etc, but as you say, I think
> environment (wiki, blog etc) and the osm based service. I think it should
> be possible to make it a stand alone system where you can say 'copy this
> code into your website'? From your mail I think you know more than me
> about this bit though!
> Hope that helps. Please feel free to ask more questions as you develop
> your proposal.
> from my phone
> On 19 Mar 2012 03:18, "Shivansh Srivastava" <shivansh.bits at gmail.com>
> I am Shivansh, pursuing Engineering at BITS Pilani, currently in my 3rd
> CSS; with PHP & MySQL and App Development for Windows Phone 7.
> I have worked in my college on several websites with the same knowledge. I
> also given a talk at the 3rd WikiConference held at Mumbai on "Improving
> Wiki UI
> using AJAX & jQuery" & presented 4 ideas/projects with the Wiki community.
> I am interested in pursuing the *OSM Widget Creator* listed on the Ideas
> I have a few queries regarding the same-
> But since I am new to OSM, I want to know how would I work on it? Would it
> be in
> a similar way as MediaWiki, by downloading the software & developing, or
> working on
> my user common.js?
> 2. Could I also be enlightened on the kinds of widget expected to be
> I would like to take the opportunity to learn as much as I can working on
> the ideas &
> contribute during the summer.
> With Regards,
> Shivansh Srivastava | +91-955-243-5407 |
> <mr.shivansh.srivastava at gmail.com>Secretary, BITS Alumni Affairs
> Division | Web Expert, Newsletter, BITSAA International
> 3rd Year Undergraduate | B.E. (Hons.) - Electronics & Instrumentation
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Shivansh Srivastava | +91-955-243-5407 |
<mr.shivansh.srivastava at gmail.com>Secretary, BITS Alumni Affairs Division
| Web Expert, Newsletter, BITSAA International
3rd Year Undergraduate | B.E. (Hons.) - Electronics & Instrumentation
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