[kismac] Re: (No Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 20:49:42 +1030

  • From: "globo" <globo@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 14:37:34 +0100

> I have been writing a 3d mapping application for my senior thesis
>  using OpenGL  (think google earth but on a single developer senior
>  thesis level).  I was originally inspired by the KisMac mapping
>  function.  The application dynamically loads elevation models and
>  textures from any web map server and creates a 3d model on the fly.
>   After I present it to my department next Thursday, I plan to open
>  source the project.  It is currently set up in such a way that it
>  would be fairly easy to integrate into KisMac if anyone is
> interested.
> Geoff

Sounds promising, 
however DEM files for any location out of the US are rather rare.

OpenGL should speed up rendering a lot. Zooming and panning should be
fluid, right?
Maybe that would be an approach do make the current 2D rendering a lot
more responsive.


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