I don't like to start right away with the second application because, first, it is quite complex and would require some significant time to develop, and second, I beleive the first application has some worth of its own even without the possibility to see the map.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
As reflected in its name this blog is about development of native iPhone appliactions to work with OpenStreetMap (http://openstreetmap.org). I'm writing applications and not application because currently I have 2 applications in my mind: one very simple to just collect GPS coordinates from the iPhone's CoreLocation framework, pack them into a GPX file and post this file to the OSM server. I beleive, this application still would be a step forward compared to the current situation as it would combine the GPS data collection and transmission to the OSM server in one step, eliminating the need to transfer the GPS log to computer and then to convert it into the GPX format. And, by the way, having a full control of the data will allow to apply statistical algorithms to create smooth pathways right out of the device, eliminating most of the handwork of creating paths in the editor later. The second application should be a full-featured OSM viewer-editor application to enable all map creating operations directly on the iPhone.
Posted by dtbow at 3:44 PM