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GSoC Week 7 – Screencast

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Last week I implemented the network-map-data-source and I added caching of rendered tiles, which improves the zooming and browsing speed a lot.

As everyone is creating a screencast at the SoC midterm, I feel the need to do one too. (but not in a proprietary format!)


Footnote: The Open Street Map data of Las Palmas was very poor before the GCDS. Only some fragments of streets without names were available. And now, nearly the whole city is mapped. Awesome work!


Written by Simon Wenner

July 14, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Posted in gnome, openstreetmap

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  1. Wonderful work! Proficiaat!


    July 14, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    • Thanks πŸ™‚

      Simon Wenner

      July 14, 2009 at 1:55 pm

  2. w0w! amazing! good work!


    July 14, 2009 at 1:59 pm

  3. A visual diff of before/after of the maps would be awesome!


    July 14, 2009 at 2:36 pm

  4. …now, nearly the whole city is mapped…

    That really is awesome! Several of us on the GNOME Foundation Advisory Board had a breakfast with the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, and I was talking about some of the ways that free software could benefit Gran Canaria; this is one I didn’t think of!


    July 14, 2009 at 3:09 pm

  5. Nice! Props for serving the screencast in an open format, and with a direct download link! πŸ™‚

    Mats Taraldsvik

    July 14, 2009 at 3:45 pm

  6. […] a comment » I blogged about the big improvements of the OpenSreetMap data of Las Palmas during GCDS. I wanted to […]

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