Hack week status (Wednesday)

Thanks to hack week, I’m being able to work on projects I’ve had for a long time on my TODO list. So, here’s what I’ve been doing:

  • Started looking at implementing an Atlas application, similar to Google Earth, but combining maps and Wikipedia information to bring a complete Atlas-like application to your desktop, with extra features like routing and others. This is one of my favorites from the TODO, but it needs lots of thinking and lots of reading, so I’m using the hack week to get documented about all that is needed.
  • Atomato is back! This is where I’ve been hacking the most, and I hope to have something to show before the end of the week, although it also needs some thinking about the internal architecture. But it’s going quite quick, so I hope to have something to win one of the Hack Week prizes :-)
  • I’ve also started a long-awaited task, which is to package OpenStreetMap software using openSUSE’s build service. I just added successfully packages for JOSM, the offline editor, but others will follow. Packages are/will be available at my home project

And that’s all so far, nothing more to say apart from mentioning the little help I’ve been getting from the boys :-( Photos on what they did last night to come later, I first have to clean the mess.

One Response to “Hack week status (Wednesday)”

  1. Adam Schreiber says:

    It would be cool if in addition to rendering osm data and satellite photos, it would be cool if you could use the app to trace out new features for OSM and upload them to the server sort of like potlatch or the java applet. This would turn every Gnomie with 5 minutes into a mapper.