[Linux-aus] Roadster - free GPS mapping

Arjen Lentz arjen at mysql.com
Thu Feb 24 06:34:02 UTC 2005

Hi all,

Just spotted:
A GPL project: http://linuxadvocate.org/projects/roadster/

Roadster implements free GPS mapping, using MySQL with R-Trees as
back-end. On the front-end it's GNOME with Cairo, with, accordint to the
developers, "sexy road-hugging rotated road names" ;-)

It can use maps directly from the US Census Bureau, but they've been
told Australia also has suitable free maps available - someone just
needs to write a data-importer. Hint hint!

I understand the product is not yet ready for the big releases, but
hackers can grab the latest CVS version and go nuts. It sounds

Arjen Lentz, Community Relations Manager
MySQL AB, www.mysql.com

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