[Roadster] help me help you
arenner_dev at wowway.com
Thu Aug 17 18:19:33 PDT 2006
lets go with sqlite.
Any thoughts on how we should handle spatial data?
We could mod sqlite to support a spatial index.
We could setup external spatial indexes that ties a features bounding
rectangle to a unique ID which is contained in the sqlite database.
We could use a sort of bastardized spatial method in which a tree is
described in an sqlite table with columns like the following:
TileID ParentTile MinLat MinLon MaxLat MaxLon
The Lats and Lons describe the rectangle, If a Tile is contained
completely within another Tile, it references a ParentTile.
We could setup bounding rectangles by city, county, zipcode, or other
geographic location if wanted.
Ian McIntosh wrote:
> Hi Forrest,
> I agree that it's too hard to get Roadster working. I think a
> combination of removing features/dependencies and some build-file magic
> would help make things easier. Also moving to sqlite would be a big
> To aid in communication, what do you think about starting up an IRC
> channel for Roadster?
> For now I invite you all to join/idle in:
> #roadster on irc.freenode.net
> We'll start with making it easier to build Roadster, and move from
> On mar, 2006-07-18 at 22:43 -0400, Forrest Loomis wrote:
>> Well, I first want to say: Roadster looks amazing! It is the
>> absolute most attractive gps program that is avaiable for linux --
>> free or not.
>> However, I say that purely from the screenshots, as I am completely
>> incapable of getting it to run. I can compile it with the gmemchunk
>> to slice patch posted to the mailing list last month, but the GUI is
>> Anyways, I have some time on my hand and would like to help out with
>> development of roadster.
>> Where to start?
>> I heard recently that there is some desire for roadster to be broken
>> up into a backend library -- libroadster? and from there making it
>> easy to make a front end in any high level language one would desire.
>> So... where should I focus my efforts?
>> Also have any thoughts been given to try and rally developers to the
>> project? Maybe a wiki, where people could show how to get what is
>> currently done working, and what is currently being worked on and by
>> whom. It seems to work for other projects, maybe roadster could get
>> some help from it?
>> Anyways, I would like to see this project take off, or at least get to
>> a usable state. It looks amazing in the screenshots, I guess its just
>> broken now?
>> I look forward to hearing from some subscribers.
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