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David van rijn
davidvanrijn at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 17:07:18 UTC 2014
Thanks for the feedback :)
I had already looked a bit at the monav stuff because i had it on my N900,
but like you said, it seems abandoned, so i didn't feel like using it.
But the Mapbox GL definitely looks primising, i will have a look at it
I did not know about the qml pinchmap. I have tried out modrana though,
and it seems a bit crude, because it's written in python, and i can imagine
(correct me if i'm wrong) that implementing the whole element in qml is a
bit recource-unfriendly if you compare it to the low-level c++
I think it would be really cool if it is possible to have all apps use the
same maps, and have those be configurable somewhere central (like in the
2014-12-18 0:16 GMT+01:00 Martin Kolman <martin.kolman at gmail.com>:
> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:04:31 +0100 David van rijn <davidvanrijn at gmail.com>
> <davidvanrijn at gmail.com>:
> I am writing a qml component to display a slippy map (eg. google maps).
> (You can look at the code at https://github.com/unsanded/harbour-mapp.)
> The idea is to be able to add maps in qml by just typing something like:
> apiKey: "blabla"
> I have a few questions about this:
> - Can it, at some point, become a library for others to use?
> Could be certainly interesting and useful! :)
> - What is the best way to implement offline maps/routing?
> For offline routing the routino routing utility currently looks like
> the best bet for Sailfish.
> I have already managed to build it's package for Sailfish and it
> appears to be working fine. :)
> Another candidate could be the Monav routing daemon, but it's upstream
> is dead, it depends on Qt 4 and its source
> code has been bit-rotting rather badly.
> As for offline map rendering, the Mapbox GL native widget looks like
> the best bet, if it could be wrapped in a QML element! :)
> I even suggested the QML integration to the Mapbox people, but they
> unfortunately replied that they are not interested in doing that themselves
> (most probably not to canobalize their iOS & Android SDKs with a superio
> solution ;-) ).
> - Is anyone eager to join the project?
> - any other feedback?
> Many current Sailfish OS applications are using the QML-only PinchMap QML
> element, originally from AGTL, for example:
> * modRana
> * FourSail
> On the other hand the Poor Maps application has a custom solution based on
> enhanced QtLocation Map element.
> So maybe have a look how these work and what features these applications
> expect as inspiration work on your project. :)
> Best Wishes
> Martin Kolman
> (main modRana developer)
>  http://www.routino.org/
>  https://code.google.com/p/monav/
>  https://github.com/mapbox/mapbox-gl-native/
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