2008.9 Basic questions
sean at openmoko.com
Wed Sep 24 10:20:46 CEST 2008
On 9/21/08 Tom Yates wrote:
> On Sat, 20 Sep 2008, Hire wrote:
> > > Instead I find it very usable and better stability. The only
> thing that
> > > I find totally useless is the OM-Locations... we need a very
> usable gps
> > > sotfware like navit ( with complete maps as navteq o telealtas
> and a
> > > routes engine ) so why don't port it onto Openmoko and use it
> instead of
> > > Om-Locations?
> i don't think it offers a routing engine, but have you tried
> tangoGPS? it
> does everything else you want, given the excellent hooks to
> openstreetmap.org. i am told that others are working on
> routing engines using PSM data, but i can't find confirmation.
> having a map's the main thing for me.
The point of Locations is not to become a routing engine. It's reverse
routing if you will. I'm in a place I want to remember, so I tag that
location. And share it friends. Or friends want to share a location with
me. So they send me a tag that appears on my map. That's it. Very very
You can read more about it here:
Hope that helps clarify things.
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