[OSM-dev] all things to all people
fadinlight at gmail.com
Tue Apr 22 17:54:25 BST 2008
David Earl ha scritto:
> One of the GSOC projects is a 'make me a map' online application, yes?
> This will have the same load problems presumably, but it could use the
> same queue, you just get a more customized map at the end.
Hi David and hi to the dev list.
First of all I would like to thank all the community for letting me
participate with GSoC! I'll do my best for a successful achievement of
Thank you David for your observation. Actually, my application will
leave all the rendering phase to the client and can load a local OSM
file, so if the user wants an SVG file, it can be obtained without
touching the server at all. I think there could be however some issues with:
a) Requests of OSM data to the server. I've already considered osmxapi,
but there would be some GUI tricks to let the user download the whole
data needed only when her/his rules file is already set up. A feature I
thought of (you can see it in my demo/screencast), is about letting a
user customise its map even to the single street name... obviously more
users, and more precision => more data requested to server.
b) Requests of SVG->* image conversion. As before, I'll let the user
asking this conversion only at the very ending of rules set up. However
if a user wants the conversion with an existent rules file there's not
much I can do about it. I've tried but couldn't find any
solution, but if I find it, why not :D
However I'll follow this thread for any other solution about it. I'm not
enough into this kind of internals to do any useful observation.. I'll
study more in the future :)
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