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Re: Bug#687103: ITP: maps -- OpenStreetMap client for the GNOME Desktop

+++ Tzafrir Cohen [2012-09-12 10:32 +0000]:
> On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 10:28:16AM +0100, Jon Dowland wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 06:45:42AM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> > > also sprach Luca Capello <luca@pca.it> [2012.09.09.2029 +0200]:
> > > > Or, if this is tightened to OSM, 'gnome-osm-maps'.
> > > 
> > > except the 'm' on "osm" is already a "map", so maybe osm-client.
> > 
> > I like dropping 'gnome', and not doubling-up map, but osm may not
> > be clear enough to those who aren't intimately involved, how about
> > openstreetmap-client?
> How would that compare to the existing OSM clients currently in the
> archive? Some of those are:
>   emerillon - map viewer for the GNOME desktop
>   gosmore - Openstreetmap.org viewer / wayfinder / search client
>   josm - Editor for OpenStreetMap
>   merkaartor - map editor for OpenStreetMap.org

And navit and marble and foxtrotGPS and gpsdrive and viking and
gpxviewer and memphis.

Check out the big list at http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Software/Desktop
to see the fairly thorough mining of this seam of names. Is this app
in that list?

Not that this burgeoning of map apps is a bad thing - no so long ago
we had none, and now our cup overfloweth. Hooray for open data. And
there is plenty of difference between many of these apps in render
mode, navigation, UI, functionality, integration, dependencies. But it
is worth examing what the particular benefits/aspects of a new app are.

I am slightly perplexed to see in that list that there is a 'Gnome Map
Application' that only runs on Windows. Funny old world. 

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