It has been a long time between blogs. I thought I should talk about the piece of software that has been responsible for the most emails in my inbox over the last few days - osm-gps-map, the Gtk+ based map widget. What started as a widget for use in one small application of mine has grown considerably.
I recently released 0.4.0, a bugfix release.
I created a mailing list, if you are a user or interested osm-gps-map, them please join.
But I thought I should take some time to highlight some of the most interesting users of osm-gps-map, particualry those users on the Maemo platform.
Maep, OSM2Go and GPXView (by Till Harbaum)
- Maep seems to be the flagship tile mapping application for the Nokia n900. Most notable is the wonderful onscreen display that Till has created on top of osm-gps-map.
BrainStorm (by Adam Boggs)
- BrainStorm is a storm chasing application that plots your track, and overlays current radar and severe warning imagery on the map.
- eCoach is an application for recording and managing sport activities with Nokia N900, it records heart rate data from various monitors, and plots your path on the map as you exercise.
With the help of these users, the future of osm-gps-map looks very positive.
I am currently working on merging Till's improvements to master to discourage people from copying osm-gps-map source into their application.