[OSM-talk] Mapping party ready printouts from Merkaartor. Needed?

Serge Wroclawski emacsen at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 16:10:52 GMT 2010

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 11:05 AM, Chris Browet <cbro at semperpax.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 16:27, Ciarán Mooney <general.mooney at googlemail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> > Something that would be useful would be something akin to Walking
>> > Papers, but with the ability to carve an area up, and have multiple
>> > maps of it (zoomed out and zoomed in).
>> Even better if what you produce from Merkaartor was compaitable with
>> Walking Papers, or could implement the same technology (although I
>> know a key algorithm is patented), so scans could be done on-site.
> Are you talking about the "scan-as-background-then-draw" feature?
> Could be feasible the same way as Walking Papers (but probably not
> compatible, unless the way they encode their 2d barcode is public).

The way they encode the QR code is public insofar that the source code
to walking papers is FOSS.

At the same time, one of the criticisms of Walking Papers is the QR on
a walking Papers paper encodes a Walking Papers URL. It could be made
more generic (using just the bounding box, for example).

- Serge

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