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  • Navit - The OpenSource vector based navigation program with routing engine.

    Sounds great, neh?

    See http://navit.sf.net

    Need work, but it works!

    Let me know if i can help with what i've learned from it yet..

    Edit : See my post a little further. It had grown a lot..

    NavIt. The Open Source vector based Navigation software with routing engine.


    My 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee carputer project.

  • #2
    interesting

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    • #3
      http://navit.sourceforge.net/?page=readme

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      • #4
        honestly, I am quite sceptic. Great goal, but I have seen so many failing on similar tasks.

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        • #5
          would be cool if it could use OpenStreetMap data, too. but the commercial-data aproach is useful while OSM is building up.
          the developing process seems a bit frozen though with the most recent change dating 3 weeks ago, the next several months.

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          • #6
            I guess the OpenStreetMap data will grow in size eventually, but it seems labor intensive at the very least.

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            • #7
              of course it is, but it's also very rewarding in the end: imagine having free, editable maps of anywhere you can use for any purpose..

              the labout intensiveness has just dropped, as yahoo allows us to use their satellite imaging to draw the streets, now we don't need to have been everywhere (see the map of baghdad for instance) - we can just trace it - we still need to check the names though, as it's not legal to take if from a copyrighted source (i.e. map)
              with this the number of potential contributors increased as not only people with gps' can take part.

              i know there's a lot of ideology behind it but it's also a lot of fun!

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              • #8
                Why not import maps using the free TIGER data provided by the government?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by blk View Post
                  the labout intensiveness has just dropped, as yahoo allows us to use their satellite imaging to draw the streets, now we don't need to have been everywhere (see the map of baghdad for instance) - we can just trace it - we still need to check the names though, as it's not legal to take if from a copyrighted source (i.e. map)
                  You can take the names from any source, at least this is true in the U.S.
                  Copyright allows someone to prevent you from duplicating their work. They cannot prevent you from using their work as a data source.

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                  • #10
                    TIGER is being imported,

                    to ensure that we aren't gonna get sued we'll stay on the safe side and not use any data from copyrighted source - even if it's hard/impossible to prove it, it's politically incorrect.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by LagunaICE View Post
                      honestly, I am quite sceptic. Great goal, but I have seen so many failing on similar tasks.
                      Actually, NavIt does require some more work, but it is usable yet.
                      I've been playing with it for 2 or 3 months now, and i found it to be the best opensource navigation system out there. I even used it recently for my holidays.

                      The main branch isn't too updated, but the guys are working on what they call the 'modular map' branch, which is early beta yet but will integrate more flexible data sources (like openstreetmaps).

                      There's also a work in progress for a SDL interface :
                      http://www.kazer.org/navit/gl_navit1.png

                      http://www.kazer.org/navit/gl_navit2.png

                      http://www.kazer.org/navit/gl_navit3.png

                      The plugin system got fixed recently, and you can now read POIs from mdb files or asc / csv.

                      The GUI needs some more work, but it's being working on, and with more people involved, things will grow faster!

                      If you're interested and need some help, feel free to contact me

                      It would be great to get some help of people frome OSM for importing / exporting maps to/from navit..



                      (i forgot to subscribe to mail notifications, hence my delayed answer )

                      NavIt. The Open Source vector based Navigation software with routing engine.


                      My 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee carputer project.

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                      • #12
                        A bit of news.

                        A lot of development has been done. There's now a really usable OpenGL GUI : http://www.kazer.org/navit/navit_gl_fixed_fonts.mpg

                        There's also a huge work begin done on the modular_map branch. Garmin map support was added, and routing is working in this branch too. Still the navigation has to be fixed in this branch (but is working fine in the main branch, as you can see in the video).

                        Comments / criticisms / ideas welcome

                        NavIt. The Open Source vector based Navigation software with routing engine.


                        My 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee carputer project.

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                        • #13
                          cool
                          i'm wondering if that will allow integration into nGhost, which is also written in SDL (the frontend, C++ is the coding lang.)

                          i'm not sure you'll need OSM export, as source might be copyrighted and introducing copyrighted sources to OSM might compromise the whole project.

                          what would you need for OSM import?
                          -> there is an OSM to Garmin translator, it doesn't do routing though afaik.

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                          • #14
                            For nGhost integration, nanonymous contacted us about a month ago, but at this point navit wasn't c++ friendly. Which is fixed by now

                            About OSM, ability to read OSM maps could still be usefull. Maps export is doable imo, as long as the user inputs some informations about the street. This will lead probably to a deeper discussion

                            About OSM import, if it can be exported to Garmin, then it can be used for routing under NavIt (at least, I think )

                            Anyhow, thanks for your interest

                            The new SDL gui isn't in CVS yet. I want to enhance some little stuffs, then i'll commit it probably this week-end. If anybody want to try, just ask and i'll put the source tarball somewhere.

                            NavIt. The Open Source vector based Navigation software with routing engine.


                            My 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee carputer project.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by KaZeR View Post
                              For nGhost integration, nanonymous contacted us about a month ago



                              oooo i like the sound of that!
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