[OSM-dev] [OSM] Informations about osmarender for Google SoC
80n80n at gmail.com
Sun Mar 23 13:00:37 GMT 2008
On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 12:06 PM, Mario <fadinlight at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all again! :)
> As Sebastian told me, I'm writing in the dev list (for 80n to reply ;))
> for more informations about Osmarender.
> Before I can deeply and technically explore what can I do, I wish to ask
> you some general questions.
> It's not very clear to me what "osmarender frontend" should be directed
> 1) Should it be:
> a) A dedicated Java application?
> b) A dedicated (AJAX?) webapp frontend?
> c) A JOSM's plugin improvement
> d) An Osmabrowser improvement
> e)... Something else... :)
Short answer: whatever you are most comfortable with, as long as it gets the
A lot of the look and feel is determined by css, so you might want to
consider something that already does a nice job of rendering and editing css
> 2) Should it be somewhat integrated with Clopin?
No, I think Clopin is irrelevant. Its certainly not important.
> 3) If it should be integrated in JOSM could/should/would we use Batik
> for SVG preview in JASM itself? I've read that there could be some
> problem with it
> a real-time preview in the frontend could be really cool :)
JOSM is directed towards editing nodes, ways and relations. For the
Osmarender frontend you want to be editing rules and styles. Not sure that
JOSM helps much with that.
> 4) And obviously I'm asking if you have got already some ideas about
> what the frontend should do or should look like. I've already some
> ideas, but I can focus them only when I'll explore more techies about
1) I'd imagine something that has a test .osm file and a complete rules file
as input. It should then display the rendered test file and provide a way
for the user to change the styling of any element (motorway, footway, river,
building, etc). It should then emit a modified rules file. Once you have a
solution that can edit styles, you'd then need to be able to add/remove/edit
rules. This is a different kind of activity from editing styles.
It might be worth looking to see what can be done with Inkscape plugins.
and build a style/rule editing app that runs in a browser. This would
probably be a bit more work than using, say, Inkscape, but could be a nice
> Thank you very much for your replies. :)
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