Opensatnav project requires help, especially from a coder (or 2).

Al Johnson openmoko at
Fri Feb 13 21:20:59 CET 2009

There are already a number of open satnav apps that work on multiple 
platforms, handheld ones included. pyroute and navit spring immediately to 
mind as ones that have been shown working on Openmoko handsets. I guess the 
problem for you is that they won't run under Android, but they might be 
helpful references for routing algorithms. 

On Friday 13 February 2009, Chris Andrew wrote:
> Hi, all.
> Sorry about the shameless request for help!
> I am currently using AndNav2 ( on my Google G1
> 'phone (not as open as I thought it would be).  Regardless of my
> repeated attempts, the core of this satnav application remains
> closed-source (proprietary).  This has brought me to thinking that it
> would be much better to produce an open source alternative.
> My idea is to develop initially for the G1 and for Openmoko, and then
> port to other embedded devices, as interest grows.  At the moment, I
> am using Openstreetmap as a place to record my ideas
> (
> I'd really appreciate it if anybody on the list could take a moment to
> have a look at my ideas.  So that the list moderators don't get upset,
> please email me personally if you are interested in the project.
> Many thanks for taking the time to read this.
> Cheers,
> Chris.

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