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

Chris Browet cbro at semperpax.com
Thu Feb 18 16:24:21 GMT 2010


On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 17:10, Serge Wroclawski <emacsen at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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).
>

Definitely. If a bbox can de deduced from the URL, I would simply display
the scanned map as another background layer in Merkaartor, the same way as
GeoTIFF.

- Chris -
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