[OSM-talk] OSM on Mobile Phones (and beyond!)

tim chippy2005 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 13:06:16 BST 2007


GSPMid looks interesting

/me searches lists for mentions.... nope.

On 7/3/07, Lachlan Rogers <lachlan at rogers.name> wrote:
> On Mon, 2 Jul 2007 23:04:12 +0100
> tim <chippy2005 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > In preparation for my talk at SOTM on "OSM on Your Phone", I'd like to
> > know if you've come across, used, or have thoughts on Openstreetmap
> > with mobile phones.
> >
> > Show of hands, ideas, thoughts, experiences and hacks, recording
> > tracks, displaying maps on common Java enabled phones,
> > embedded/bluetooth GPS, on newer smart phones, whatever!
>
> I own a SonyEricsson K608i and have recently experimented with ways to view OSM data on my phone.  I require offline usage (budgetary restrictions), and have tried GPSMid and TrekBuddy.
> *TrekBuddy uses osmarender tiles from the tiles at home project, and thus gives really pretty maps.  The problem is that they cannot be searched or zoomed.
> *GPSMid has fairly poor rendering (as far as beauty is concerned), but enables you to zoom the map in and out and also (in the latest version which I couldn't get to work) lets you search the map.
> Both of these applications are designed to work with bluetooth GPS receivers.
>
> >
> > For example, in addition to collecting gpx traces and displaying
> > rendered maps, I could have osm data editing on-the-fly as I walk down
> > the road. Also, I'm thinking it would be great to be able to tell if,
> > when I'm on a street/area, if that street/area has already been mapped
> > via text.....
>
> This would be absolutely fantastic!
>
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