[aprssig] Android HUD Development
curt.we7u at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 08:55:48 EDT 2011
On Wed, 8 Jun 2011, Arnie Shore wrote:
> Curt, yr comment "... OpenStreetMaps in Shapefile format should work nicely.
> We use that format in Xastir for offline maps, ..." caught my attention.
> I'm the project ldr on Tickets CAD, and there's interest in our converting
> to non-Google maps. (The ER folks need local/server storage for the
> tiles/files, while those turned off by the TOU do not.)
> I'm aware of the TIGER shapefiles; wd that be yr recommended source?
Nope! Although we can use those too.
I'm talking about the Cloudmade shapefile extracts from the OSM maps. Do a search and you'll find the downloads for those.
They are a snapshot of the Open Street Map database extracted into Shapefile format. When you get to the download site and maneuver down into your country of choice, it's the file with "shapefile" in the the name. The rest are extracts in other data formats.
Curt, WE7U. http://www.eskimo.com/~archer
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