[OSM-dev] How to apply OSM "Official" Application for Android GSOC project

Peter Gervai grinapo at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 01:16:03 GMT 2012

On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 12:32, Peter Körner <osm-lists at mazdermind.de> wrote:
>> I'm Gihan De Silva and I'm interested in OSM "Official" Application for
>> Android GSOC project. And is this project supposed to be done with

> The won't be *the* osm application. Depending on what you want to do you'll
> need several different applications.
>  - One for mapping POIs
>  - One for mapping all OSM objects (ways, areas, route-relations)
>  - One for watching pixel-tile-maps, possibly with server-side routing
>  - One for watching Vector-Maps and routing locally
>  - One for recording GPX-Traces and upload them directly to the API


I am really amused when people want to start yet another application
without checking the bunch of already existing ones. I guess I have at
least 4-5 apps on my phone handling OSM more or less. Some of them is
pretty advanced in the areas they cover. [I personally use OSMand for
routing and Locus for everything else, but there are lots of apps
really. Starting yet another one and leaving it half finished or
unsupported later isn't really helping anyone. Writing "official" code
ought to imply YEARS of continuous support... People tend to forget
about that.]


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