[OSM-dev] [OSM-talk] New Export Tab

Andy Robinson (blackadder) blackadderajr at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 21 23:52:52 BST 2008

Mikel Maron wrote:
>Sent: 21 April 2008 7:49 PM
>To: Tom Hughes; dev at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: Re: [OSM-dev] [OSM-talk] New Export Tab
>From: Tom Hughes <tom at compton.nu>
>> > I'd like to see GPS export. Anyone want to work together on a mkgmap
>> > service? Or does one exist already?
>> I don't understand what you mean? What is GPS export?
>I want to put a map on my Garmin GPS.
>> Thinking about it more, if you allow requests that are so slow they
>> have to be queued then you things get vastly more complicated because
>> you have to start worrying about how to manage the queue and ensure
>> you don't accept more requests than you can actually process.
>This wouldn't need to be something OSM export itself would need to worry
>about, but the third party service.
>However if export to Garmin could run on the OSM servers, that would be
>easiest. Afaik, it's not terribly computationally intensive.

Indeed, I think it would be dead easy to do an mkgmap export, although
generally speaking you want quite a big area for the map which might not
mesh with the same print views.

We might also want to think about different flavours of mkgmap, for cyclists
etc for instance.




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