[OSM-talk] Apologies

Tom Carden tom at tom-carden.co.uk
Wed Apr 26 12:36:23 BST 2006


> On Wed, Apr 26, 2006 at 12:06:34AM +0100, SteveC wrote:
> > * @ 25/04/06 11:15:14 PM crschmidt at crschmidt.net wrote:
> > You obviously have javascript skills etc that we
> > could use. What would you like to work on? We have many things that
> > could be done with the tile code and everything else that need help.
> > It;d be nice to plot pins on the map!
>
> Honestly, if you want to let people put pins on the maps, I'd just wait
> for OpenLayers to come out. (Which I'm continually told will be 'real
> soon now', but I'm actually starting to believe it.) OpenLayers is an
> Open Source development designed to be an alternative to the Google Maps
> API, using WMS servers as the back end and supporting the ability to
> place 'pins' on the maps the same way that Google Maps currently does.
>

Website says end of April 2006 - http://www.openlayers.org/

> I'm quite sure that whatever effort they make will not match your needs
> 100%, but I think it would be better to take their work (once it's
> released) and modify it to better fit your needs than it would be to
> create an entirely alternative effort.
>

Agreed.  CC'd to Schuyler (who was the last openlayers person I saw
mention it in public) in the hope that even if he's ignoring OSM
traffic he can fill us in on OpenLayers status.

Tom.




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