User:Jbglaw

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Projects

GPSdisplay

GPSdisplay is a small GTK+ based application using Mapnik to render a card. It'll use gpsd to obdain a fix and center the card accordingly, but you can also move around with the cursor keys. It can draw your track, record a GPX file of your movement and also add named trackpoints (for missing POIs to be added to the map later on). A nice additional feature is to write out a shell script adding bugs to OpenStreetBugs. This will help others to fix bugs in the map (eg. when you notice a missing street, but don't have time to map it.)

Sources

GPSdisplay is managed using GIT. It will need a working C and a C++ compiler, as well as installed Mapnik and GTK+ libraries along with their development files. You can get it from git://lug-owl.de/~jbglaw/gpsdisplay.git.

Build

Just call make to build the program. Support for autotools is completely missing, so you're welcome to send me patches.

Install

There isn't an install target yet. Just start it with ./gpsdisplay.

Map: WebContent

I always wanted to have a slippy map displaying as much information as possible. This is a conflict to most people wishes having a clean and easy to follow map. This led me to use the OpenStreetBugs software as a starting point and add nearly everything I thought that's interesting to it. You can see the result at http://webcontent.osm.lab.rfc822.org.

It is a quite simple project. With osmosis, we keep a PostGIS database with the OSM data up to date (right now, only for Germany, though...) With the use of a stored procedure, called by a short Perl script every 2h, a new table is generated containing all the interesting points along with preformatted HTML content (to be displayed in the popups.) The rest is an index.html, a stylesheet and a JavaScript file putting all the loose ends together.