[OSM-talk] OSM maps in 3D

Igor Brejc igor.brejc at gmail.com
Sat Jul 19 17:38:20 BST 2008

SteveC wrote:
> 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 hacking.
> Best
> Steve
I meant no patronizing, I'm sorry if you felt that way...



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