[aprssig] Android HUD Development

Rud Merriam k5rud at arrl.net
Sat Jun 11 13:39:13 EDT 2011


As of a couple weeks ago the Tiger map information was not available on 
the Census web site. The notice indicated they were doing a major update 
of some kind.

In 2009 the Census did a house by house location identification 
collecting GPS coordinates for each address. That may go a long way 
toward correcting inaccuracies. In other words, Tiger may be a viable 
option once they get the information back online.

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*Rud Merriam K5RUD
Emergency Coordinator
/Montgomery County ARES® <http://www.wa5eoc.org/> /
* /Mystic Lake Software <http://mysticlakesoftware.com/>

On 6/10/2011 8:03 AM, Arnie Shore wrote:
> Guys, thanks for the feedback - the Tiger idea is now in the round 
> file.  (My interest in that had been that as a vector construct, these 
> wd lend themselves to high compression for storage purposes.)
> A number of my users object to Google's TOU, and others require 
> operation sans internet connectivity.  I'd like to find a mapping 
> product/set that will allow for a local-only, server-based operation.
> What I'm looking for is a set of maps on cd's or any other compact 
> medium, zoom levels 8 to 14, with an API that will support icon and 
> text placement.  Ideally, open source, but that may not be available 
> at this writing.
> While I really like the idea of OSM/OL - I've done some work with 
> those with good results - but a download of the tile set for my county 
> took around 55 hours, with a 1-second wait between files in order to 
> reduce hammering them.  Times like that can be a deal-breaker for some 
> users.
> I've been in contact with the mapquest people hoping that they had 
> plans to publish OSM tile sets on removeable/portable media, but, 
> sadly, no.
> I'm monitoring the OSM site for any developments surfacing there, but 
> I'll appreciate *any* suggestions that might meet the above 
> constraints.  Thanks again, all.
> AS
> On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 12:36 AM, Brian Webster 
> <bwebster at wirelessmapping.com <mailto:bwebster at wirelessmapping.com>> 
> wrote:
>     Tiger is going to limit you ...
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