[OSM-dev] Merkaator port to Android

Cartinus cartinus at xs4all.nl
Sun Dec 4 14:46:08 GMT 2011

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On Sunday 04 December 2011 12:02:58 Jaak Laineste wrote:
> So I would have two questions:
> a) Would there be enough users for full editor (Merkaator in
> particular, as it should be technically easier to port) on "Android
> netbooks"? This would be for office, not so much for field use.

No interest in this. I prefer to do the "real" mapping on a 24" screen and 
with a real mouse.

> b) Would there be enough interest for new Walking Papers for Android
> or iPad (and which of them) app? This would have following key
> capabilities:
>  - preload offline background map. Simplified BW style like in Walking
> Papers, also WMS extracts.
>  - drawing draft lines and notes on top of that, saves it as GPX which
> needs postprocessing on JOSM
>  - easy graphical tag editing with presets, saves OSM changes, can be
> postprocessed with JSOM, but in simpler cases good enough for direct
> upload.
>  - save GPS track
>  - maybe take and save photos, with geotags
>  - no graphical way editing, only point moving for standalone nodes
> (like in MapZen POI collector)
>  - scalable also for phones, but best with tablets

Very interested in this. After I got my tablet I looked for an "electronic 
walking-papers", but I haven't found any (or combination of) app(s) 
that "works for me".


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