2008.9 Basic questions

Sean Moss-Pultz 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 
> general-purpose 
> routing engines using PSM data, but i can't find confirmation.  
> anyway, 
> 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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