I just was notified that MoNav, a routing application for the Nokia N900 I helped to develop, is available for the Jolla phone respectively the Sailfish OS. An installer is avilable via Openrepos.net. The source is hosted at Github. Some map material is available here. I’m glad the code I wrote about three years ago […]
About two weeks ago I blogged about my first attempts to teach MoNav to provide speech output. While everything worked well on my desktop machines, MoNav did tend to crash every now and then on the N900, rendering it pretty useless for the intended use. As debugging was a bit difficult, I have just rewritten […]
A couple of months ago I opened a branch named »ui-ng« in MoNav‘s repository to develop a new user interface. Meanwhile this branch became a playground for several hacks, and some of them are just spikes to check out whether some ideas work or not. I denied to work on speech output this spring, as […]
Thanks to the work of James Hollingshead, MoNav now provides street name rendering at high zoom levels. This required a change in the map file format, though, so the currently available maps (which admittedly are rather dated) won’t work with binaries built from the current tip of revision control. The new code is already available […]
Due to a user’s request, I included Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), germany, into the map processing script for MoNav. The map data is available for immediate download.
The last two days I’ve worked on a first translation system for MoNav. Thanks to Qt4 it was just simple, and admittedly I copied over some lines of code from one of my other projects, Gebabbel. MoNav checks the user’s system for a locale string, searches for a matching translation file, and if available, it […]
Today my way led from Darmstadt to Aschaffenburg, where I visited some relatives and friends. MoNav did a very good job guiding me. As it chose a route which led along major roads, I set a via point in Messel, and got really great results. The trip info page I recently introduced was very helpful. […]
Though I’m currently rewriting the user interface of MoNav, I’m still missing some features while being on the road. During a trip, I want to see information about the remaining route distance, the distance and time already traveled, and as a cyclist who sometimes crosses hilly regions, I found some altitude information very useful. Obviously […]
The recent 0.3 release of MoNav provides a useful interface, which allows to invoke all features directly from its main window. It’s a great, both finger as well as user friendly interface, especially on mobile devices such as the Nokia N900. The downside is that it does not conform to the look and feel of […]
Thanks to the work of David Paleino, Debian packages for MoNav 0.3 are now available. monav-data and monav-client also have been successfully tested on Ubuntu. monav.openstreetmap.de has been updated accordingly.
On sunday (easter 2011) I got up early for a trip I was planning for some time now. I left cloudy Karlsruhe before 6AM, passing rainy Heilbronn and reaching sunny Lauda at 9AM. A nice trip along the lovely valley of the Tauber river began.
Christian Vetter, the inventor and maintainer of MoNav, just announced the release of MoNav 0.3. Finally the improvements and new features developed during the last weeks and months are available as precompiled installers. Here’s a copy of the original posting: — Hello everyone, I am pleased to announce the release of the 0.3 version of […]
I tend to visit some medieval castles in spring. I usually approach them by car and use the rest of the distance for some hiking. This year, I wanted to know whether I can reach Wasigenstein by bike, and once again, I wanted to test the bike routing capabilities of MoNav. Here are some observations: […]
Due to a nasty bug in the preprocessor, all mapsets for MoNav have been updated. If you tried maps which are west of 0° longitude, the updated maps are for you.
What a great april, at least concerning the weather! I decided to visit Strasbourg, the great medieval city where I haven’t been for over a year or so.
Christian was able to fix a nasty bug which caused MoNav to crash during startup on Windows. I used the occasion to create an early NSIS Windows installer. The installer contains experiental software, as I applied some quick and dirty hacks to get it compiled. It is thus not intended to be used by end […]
FOSSGIS is a non profit organisation and represents both the local chapter of OSGeo and the german OSM community. This year’s conference takes place in Heidelberg, Germany. Besides other talks, Christian Vetter and Dennis Luxen, the propellerheads behind MoNav and OSRM respectively, offer a talk about their products.
Due to a nasty bug concerning the generation of tracklogs, I’ve updated all MoNav packages (Ubuntu i386, Ubuntu amd64, Maemo). The code is tested during two trips and behaves »as advertised«. Hint: On the N900, you’ll need to scroll down a bit in the preferences dialog to access the button to clear the tracklog (see […]
Living in Karlsruhe, Germany, I often found it annoying that my map data was cut along the german-french border, so I could only load either france or germany into MoNav. Of course, routing crossing the border was not possible this way. Thus I created a map package using a bounding box which includes germany and […]
I’m just back from a family meeting in Heiligenstadt (Upper Franconia), the region where parts of my family originate from. It’s a nice town with some restaurants providing very good traditional food at a reasonable price. It’s sited in a valley which provides nice surroundings, and the interior of the medieval protestant church was rather […]