Re: RFS - mapcatcher
thanks for the review :-)
On 07/20/2010 06:10 PM, Johan Van de Wauw wrote:
it so happens I know OpenStreetMaps are listed in GMapCatcher's list of
'no bulk download allowed' providers, although they allow download of
the .osm data files, bulk download of the the actual .png tiles is not
officially allowed; so GMapCatcher tries to discourage people from bulk
downloading from those providers - it puts up a modal warning; should it
prevent them absolutely?
This looks like a package in which debian gis might be interested, I
have added them in cc.
I cannot sponsor your upload, but will still try to review it. Some
* I'm no legal expert, but I guess that while using google maps you
are breaking their license. You should find out whether it is ok to
distribute such a program in debian (perhaps debian-legal?). This
should not be an issue when openstreetmaps/... is used.
I must say I suppose I had been thinking that as the project is hosted
at google code they must have seen it :-) I know it sounds rather a
large amount of checking for them to do, every project at google code -
although when it suits them they can't check, as in youtube :-D
I'm looking at Google's Maps terms of service at
http://maps.google.com/help/terms_maps.html it looks as though the
viewer would count as a kind of browser so should be no trouble for the
'method' clause; however the bulk download could be thorny for similar
reasons to the OpenStreetMap question, let's see what debian-legal have
My thinking is that gmapcatcher was more the name when it was strictly
for google maps - as it must originally have been; now it's for 'every'
map provider, a more universal package name seems appropriate
* Why is the package name mapcatcher? Wouldn't it be less confusing to
use gmapcatcher, like upstream?
* README.Debian; legacy.diff: remove these files
* debian/control: last standards version is 3.9.0 - check if your
package complies and bump the version
seems to work :-)
Anyway, thanks for your work!
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On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 12:50 PM, Mark<email@example.com> wrote:
Hi prospective Mentors :-)
I am looking for a sponsor for my package "mapcatcher".
* Package name : mapcatcher
Version : 0.7.2.0-1
Upstream Author : Helder Sepulveda<helderse..@gmail.com>
* URL :http://code.google.com/p/gmapcatcher
* License : GPL V2 +
Section : web
It builds these binary packages:
mapcatcher - GMapCatcher is an offline maps viewer.
The package appears to be lintian clean.
The upload would fix these bugs: 589254
My motivation for maintaining this package is: mapcatcher [GMapCatcher] is a
fast, quickly-developing python map viewer that includes gps integration;
download maps while connected to the internet, then it works as a map viewer
gps for good. Includes satellite / terrain / hybrid maps when the map
service supports them; it downloads the map tiles that are the basis of web
map services; it already includes 8 of the major web map services, as well
as integration of all the various gps hardware that gpsd supports. Advanced
downloading features allow downloads of large areas / details of paths. It
looks as though it is basically the pre-eminent app in its field, so would
a worthy addition to the debian repos.
The package may be found at mentors.debian.net:
- Source repository: deb-srchttp://mentors.debian.net/debian unstable main
I would be very pleased were someone to kindly upload the package for me.
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