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Old 08-17-2012, 12:42 PM   #1
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KMaps - the K5 Map Viewer

Hello everyone,
since Kindle is so great tool for travelling - dictionaries, books, wifi internet, long lasting battery - but there is one thing missing - Maps. So I have decided to develop WAF Map viewing application.

GIThub link:
What Works
THIS APP IS IN VERY EARLY DEVELOPMENT STAGE
viewing map with predefined filenames
- the map needs to be downloaded via Google maps downloader (since the trial version can only download up to zoom 11 i want to write some special downloader app - maybe in bash so that it could be ran from kindle itself)

TODO+Misc
* write map downloader
* inside the WAF some sort of map loader - switcher + change graphics
* solve the dithering problem>>
* maybe add some sort of Geocaching support
* maybe add possibility to link same maps with different zooms and add zooming between them

Question1
I converted the map to 4bit pngs to save space but they are rendered with some weird dithering ... is there some way to circumvent it? ... i need to do more tests here - but it should work just fine since in Komic its just ok.

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If There is anyone who would like to contribute to the development -feel free to write me and i will add you to the github project.

sorry, if my first post looks weird - is too long - or looks too unexperienced(because it is exactly all of this:P)

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Old 08-17-2012, 12:51 PM   #2
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:58 PM   #3
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:51 PM   #4
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Now I wish I had a K5.......

Also, would it be possible to use OpenStreetMap maps instead of Google's maps? around me, Google's maps are off sometimes but OSM seems to be right on.
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:51 PM   #5
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This sounds awesome! Thanks!
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:06 PM   #6
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i checked open street maps ... and there is no problem to use OSM and google (and seznam.cz for czech users) as map source ...they all have nice 256x256x8 tiles ...
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Hi gentlemen,

I managed to run OpenLayers JavaScript inside Kindle Paperwhite 2013 device with a GMapCatcher cache. Just if you are interested, https://github.com/eixin/offline-html5-kindle-maps.

It is kind of slow, I guess because of full-color images.
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