User:LA2/Diary for Q4 2006
LA2's OpenStreetMap Diary for the 4th Quarter of 2006
December 11, 2006: As if the editing applet wasn't broken enough before, it now contains a Yahoo logo, a copyright mark, and lots of little grey broken background tiles that don't show any satellite imagery at all. This was a great project a year ago. I'll check back next year to see where it has come then. Right now, this is a very small and unimportant project.
November 14, 2006: ActiveGPS from AD-Teknik AB
November 2, 2006: Nick Burch has written planetosm-excerptarea.pl over at http://svn.openstreetmap.org/utils/planet.osm/perl/ so now I don't have to.
|169590||Coastline Southern Africa|
|24566||Almien coastline import|
October 31, 2006: MapGeneration Project
October 26, 2006: A very useful tool in the OSM SVN repository is utils/planet.osm/perl/planetosm-to-db.pl with the -bbox argument. A minor rewrite makes the script output the OSM XML format instead of inserting data into the database. For Scandinavia+Baltic+Kola a useful bbox is 53,2,72,42. Whereas the compressed planet-061023.osm.bz2 is 318 Mbytes and the uncompressed XML is 4189 Mbytes, the XML for this smaller bbox is only 66 Mbytes (ways and tags not included).
October 25, 2006: Ny Teknik, Sweden's engineering weekly has an article about OSM: Glada amatörer ritar om kartan
Merkaartor is a new map editing client, written in C++ and Qt4 by Bart Vanhauwaert (bvh). Version 0.02 required Qt 4.2 but today's 0.03 can be compiled with the Qt 4.1.2 that is included in Ubuntu Linux 6.06. It compiles and runs. But what does it do? It isn't particularly fast and there is no timeglass to indicate if it is working or ready to accept new input. There is no pan. Zoom out moves to another position. Gpx trackpoints can be moved around - for what purpose? The "download from web" doesn't seem to do anything. What is the username and password asked for? There is a lot of room for improvement here. I'm looking forward to version 0.1 or so.
October 11, 2006: I decide to cancel the Västerås mapping weekend due to lack of interest.
October 3, 2006: I'm slowly editing maps from the tracks we collected during the Växjö mapping weekend.
|158165||Almien coastline import|
|4407||Michael Eric Menk|