[OSM-dev] An Introduction

Karl Newman siliconfiend at gmail.com
Sat Apr 19 00:02:28 BST 2008

On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 12:02 PM, Sunburned Surveyor <
sunburned.surveyor at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm a Java programmer that is interested in contributing to Open
> Street Map. I've already sent an e-mail to the JOSM mailing list, as I
> think I would be the most productive there. I did subscribe to this
> development mailing list as well, and I wanted to at least make an
> introduction. I'm still in the process of learning about OSM and how
> it works, but I thought I might list areas I am interested in:
> [1] Parsing and conversion of different geospatial file formats, like
> ESRI Shapefiles, Autodesk DXF files, WKT, and GML.

I know you said you're a Java programmer, but surely you could devolve
yourself to C++ to write an OSM format plugin for ogr2ogr (www.gdal.org)...?
It's frequently requested.

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