[Openstreetmap] First street entered
steve at fractalus.com
Sat Dec 11 17:05:09 GMT 2004
A fair amount of work has gone in to the backend and the applet to allow
logging in, the deletion of points and the ability to load and add
streets. The first street was entered today (well yesterday really) and
the associated gps tracks behind deleted (well, versioned in to
history). You can see it by taking a look at openstreetmap.org.
from here it is fairly trivial to add street data such as
pedestrian/car/bicycle access, point of interest data and so on as its
merely an extension of the current database tables. Polygon information
such as parks or bodies of water is slightly more complicated.
The UI is fairly terrible, but that isn't difficult to fix once I've
added a few more features and figured out a good way of laying things
Tha applet is a lot faster when it isn't downloading 10,000 points of
gps track data.
I envisage splitting between two things now.
1/ a static viewer so people can browse .gif tiles. What this will be
written in I don't know. Maybe mapserver. Associated with this will be
an opening search interface a-la streetmap.co.uk to allow you to enter
street name / postcode / lat,lon and go to it
2/ the applet for editing from an 'edit this' type link on the .gif tile
browser thing. a-la a wiki
Off the wiki is now FeatureRequests. I can think of about a million
things off the top of my head to add, not least of which would be a
continuous and stable gpx writer for use with laptop-in-a-backpack, and
an up/downloader. That'll be there until I get bugzilla up, but I'm
leaning toward using one on sf.net or something to save hassle.
Oh and I need to write an account generation page.
SteveC steve at fractalus.com http://www.fractalus.com/steve/
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