[Linux-aus] Roadster - free GPS mapping
arjen at mysql.com
Thu Feb 24 13:18:01 UTC 2005
On Thu, 2005-02-24 at 08:09, Ian Nicholls wrote:
> If there is free data available that is worth the effort then I will get
> involved in the data-importer, I have search high and low for data and
> so far have not found anything that covers more than main roads,
> railroads and water courses.
> If anyone does now of a good source please let me know.
Well one of the project people said they existed, unfortunately I can't
catch him right now. On the project page there's a link for a dev/user
mailing list. Ask on there?
> > 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
> > excellent.
> > Regards,
> > Arjen.
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