[kismac] Re: GPS success story

  • From: Richard Smith <smith@xxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 09:05:45 -0700

Actually, such a feature may be more useful than you think -- it is 
quite often possible to anticipate a trip and retrieve all the images 
you need and store them on a hard drive.

In the case of Canadian government topographic maps, they are stored on 
a server with a very consistent naming structure and with a bit of 
"curl work" I was able to download my entire region. An afternoon of 
calibrating them (not done yet) will allow me to load an unload maps 
depending on my location.

The "checkerboard" application could even be separate (a web image map, 
I think, would be a good kluge) and it would launch the appropriate 
.kismap file.



On Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at 01:32 AM, Michael Rossberg wrote:

>>      allow us to create a list [table) of maps so that we can jump from 
>> one
>> map to another fairly easily. This might be implemented as a
>> "checkerboard" type of interface in which you click on a square,
>> associate a map name with that square, and then you could easily jump
>> from one map to another using a palette. Perhaps even automate it, 
>> when
>> you move from one corner of one map to another... or even load the map
>> automatically depending on the lat/long!
> i planned on doing something like this. however this is not too useful,
> unless i finally find the time todo an automatic download from some map
> server, which is actually pretty hard for me to implement (with a
> dial-up connection, which means in germany that you have to pay for
> every minute). however i ll be moving to a dsl area in september...

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