[OSM-dev] Smartphone based map editing
Milo van der Linden
mlinden at zeelandnet.nl
Sun Mar 9 22:00:37 GMT 2008
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
I am currently looking into Rob's source code and am mainly focusing on
* 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:
> 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
> 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.
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> dev at openstreetmap.org
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