[OSM-dev] Smartphone based map editing

Milo van der Linden mlinden at zeelandnet.nl
Sun Mar 9 22:00:37 GMT 2008

Hello Jason,

Rob (rob at coolbegin.com) has developed OSMTracker en OSME (OSM editor) 
for Compact Framework 2.0 and Mobile device. I recently recieved source 
code from him.

You can read the details on these projects on

    * http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/OSMtracker
    * http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/MOSME

I am currently looking into Rob's source code and am mainly focusing on 
issues with:

    * display orientation change that I am having on my MDA Vario, this
      device can be snapped open to have a keyboard unfold and then
      display changes from portrait to landscape
    * Integration of the SharpGPS gps-library (www.codeplex.com\sharpgps)

And meanwhile I am looking into porting SharpMap 
(www.codeplex.com\sharpmap) to Compact Framework 2.0.

Can we join forces?

It seems to me that having a development team of three, we allready have 
a good starting point to set things up on for instance Google Code which 
gives us the power of svn, a wiki and a download section.

Jason Dent schreef:
> All,
> I am currently developing an application that displays OSM maps on the
> Windows Mobile based smartphones or pocketpcs.  I am looking into adding
> editing support.  But I am not sure how much demand there is for it.
> I currently use the maps from the tile server (or any image server like
> Google, Microsoft, Yahoo) and display the GPS trace over the top.
> One of the best things about having it all there on the phone, is that you
> can see if the map is correct.  The first thing I plan on adding is for the
> user to be able to create Points Of Interest, for example: bus stop, tram
> stop, grocery store, etc.  From there I will move on to editing existing
> nodes.
> Because the screen size is so small, I plan on limiting editing to only very
> small areas, i.e. level 16 and higher.
> Before I spend too much effort on this, I am curious about the level of
> interest.  Since the prices for unlimited internet access on smartphones are
> dropping, I think this might become a viable editing platform.
> Cheers,
> Jason
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