[OSM-dev] GSOC 2009 - Android navigation application

marcus.wolschon at googlemail.com marcus.wolschon at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 1 14:05:51 BST 2009

Hello Iulian!

On Wed, 1 Apr 2009 07:50:19 -0400, Iulian Banaga <iulian.banaga at gmail.com>
> At that time I thought that one of the best solutions to do all of these
> tasks is Navit.

Wasn't Android Java-only or is there support for applications in C?

> I studied the application in more detail and I choose o
> use the same model for data. I had to write my own converter from OSM
> format
> to my own binary format.

What was your motivation to use your own binary format?

Did you look at OsmBin?
What was the shortcommint in Navit's format?

> Right now I am starting on the routing part and I am ready to 
> some ideas from Navit. Besides that I believe I will have to use some
> presented in Gosmore and TravelerSalesman.

Can you elaborate on this some more?
What ideas do you want to combine?

> It will be very nice if I will be accepted for GSOC 2009, as this
> application will definitely get finished in time as I will sustain my
> bachelor thesis in late June. I am waiting for any ideas on the routing
> engine as this is the part that will be most wanted by the end users and
> also the part that will probably require the most time to be able to get
> results in a reasonable time on a mobile device.


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