Daniel Schwen <daniel@...
2012-04-17 18:02:20 GMT
I have recently spent quite a large amount of work on the
WikiMiniAtlas map plugin and this has some connection to the OSM
project, so I thought it might be of interest to the list.
* I finished rendering a more detailed basemap, based on OpenStreetMap
data last week. Accurate roads are now displayed at the higher
zoomlevels (starting with highways, then secondary level roads, all
the way down to residential streets and footpaths).
* The WikiMiniAtlas now has a little globe in the bottom right corner
that is always rotated to the current location you are looking at. KML
and WIWOSM overlays are also displayed on the globe. Note that this
feature needs a WebGL-capable browser (degrades gracefully).
* WMA is now resizable
* The WikiMiniAtlas is now active on Moon, Mars, Venus and Mercury
coordinates as well, displaying the labels of the selected globe only
(for example en.wp has >1100 moon coordinates, german wp has over
9000!). I have upgraded my database and scripts so that addition of
further globe types will be easy.
* As mentioned before, KML and WISOSM overlays are displayed and used
for centering and zooming. I went through great trouble to calculate a
_correct_ minimal bounding rectangle.
* WIWOSM data can be used to overlay arbitrary objects for size
comparison (the geometry is reprojected, so you can see for example
how Greenland really compares to the Democratic republic of the Congo
sizewise). (this will soon work for the new planets and the moon as
well, I have to add a correction for the planets radius, but then you
can see how many Rhode Islands would fit into the Gauss crater on the