[aprssig] Android HUD Development

Brian Webster bwebster at wirelessmapping.com
Sat Jun 11 22:50:17 EDT 2011

Remember that OSM has vector files for everything that is contained in those
tiles. I would look in to their vector files and any programs that do a
decent job of formatting them to something that looks pleasing.


Brian N2KGC


From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Of Arnie Shore
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2011 9:04 AM
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Subject: Re: [aprssig] Android HUD Development


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.


On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 12:36 AM, Brian Webster
<bwebster at wirelessmapping.com> wrote:

Tiger is going to limit you ...


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