[OSM-talk] OSM maps in 3D

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Sat Jul 19 00:49:59 BST 2008

On 18 Jul 2008, at 08:13, Igor Brejc wrote:

> elvin ibbotson wrote:
>> Very nice but it needs DirectX. I cut my map programming teeth on a  
>> viewer for British OS maps which uses Java 3D (http://britain.poco.org.uk/desktop.html 
>> ). I can’t share it because of copyright restrictions on the maps,  
>> but the principle would apply to any map source including OSM. Why  
>> not use Java instead of Microsoft stuff then it would run on  
>> anything. There’s an awful lot of us using Linux or Macs - anything  
>> but Windows!. I like the idea of Kosmos but - MS .net!!
>> elvin
> Guys, I understand what you're saying and in general I agree, it's  
> better to use an open and portable technology than a closed-source  
> like MS. But I live in a real world, my programming skills are in C#  
> and MS.NET (mostly because I also

I too live in a real world, but don't go down to their level by  
patronising us with phrases like that. Just ignore them and keep  



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