The sun is back. Seems the cold and dark winter days are fading away as well as the ice that covered the lakes – slowly but steadily.
It’s good luck that some trails, tracks, and ditches near Steinfeld are not mapped yet. I see occasions to alter the situation :) .
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.
Waypointcatcher on Maemo 5 (aka Fremantle)
As the location API has changed in Fremantle from libgpsbt to liblocation, the previously released version of waypointcatcher won’t do the job on the N900.
I’ve thus updated the python code, which despite its C&P nature just »works for me«. I’ll share the application on request, until I find the time to do the necessary cleanup and to offer a proper point and click installation link.
Its main purpose is to collect waypoints for openstreetmap, as Mapper does not record marks reliably ATM.
The current issue 12/2009 of the german »Linux Magazin« features several GPS related articles. On page 40 there’s one about Openstreetmap on mobile devices, especially the N810.
Andreas Schneider, who also seems to be an GPS enthusiast, just told me that Gebabbel is available for openSuse.
Based on a description of a local Wiki, I have added the Landgraben to the openstreetmap database. It’s an old ditch, started back in 1588. Nowadays it’s completely covered in the inner city and part of Karlsruhe’s sewer system. It still gives some places and streets their unique look and (often triangular) shape, like the Lidell- and Ludwigsplatz or the Sophienstraße.
I’ve just written a small Ruby script which can convert GPX waypoints to a sqlite database file to be used in MaemoMapper. The next time I get surprised by some rainy clouds while riding my bike in the forests, I will at least know where the next shelter can be found:
If you need some material to play with the script, I have just updated the POIs for europe as well. Hope you like it.
Ever wondered why there is no usable map material for your favourite holiday location? Süddeutsche.de, the (german) web presence of the famous »Süddeutsche Zeitung«, provides a brief overview how maps have been manipulated over the centuries.
Not really efficient, but osm2go makes it possible to map house numbers “on-the-go”. Just the right thing for a walk on a warm November evening (please don’t bother me with global warming theories ;-) .
For the very first time, I used OSM2Go to do some “live mapping”. What I actually did was to go to the supermarket by foot. I used the Nokia N810, an external GPS bluetooth mouse and OSM2Go to map some house numbers. Continue reading
The generation of contour lines causes some unexpected troubles. After hitting the 60th latitude, it produces empty tiles only. I have no clue yet why.
Last weekend I thought it would have been the last warm and sunny one this year, but I was wrong. So guess what, I’ve been to Wissembourg by bike again. Having OSM data displayed through Navit on the N810 is a great joy and pleasure, especially the many details I added during the last months. The display of the N810 just is marvellous, you even can read it in direct sunlight. Its colours are excellent.
I noticed the following issues in Navit which we should addredd during the next months: Continue reading
If you are looking for precompiled OSM-maps for Navit, don’t miss Dirk’s maps. Recently, Cloudmade have started to provide Navit-maps as well.
As a Navit developer, I’ll of course continue to create my own maps :) .