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Base technologies:
Base technologies:
* [http://wwww.openstreetmap.org/ OpenStreetMap] tiles - for rendering maps (should be parameterized so that alternative tiles like Google Maps/Satellite can also be used later on)
* [http://wwww.openstreetmap.org/ OpenStreetMap] tiles - for rendering maps (should be parameterized so that alternative tiles like Google Maps/Satellite can also be used later on)
* [https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Using_geolocation Geolocation] ([http://www.w3.org/TR/geolocation-API/ W3C standard) - esp. watchPosition() for tracking positions
* [https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Using_geolocation Geolocation] - esp. watchPosition() for tracking positions
* [https://developer.mozilla.org/en/IndexedDB indexedDB] - for saving settings, current track, etc.
* [https://developer.mozilla.org/en/IndexedDB indexedDB] - for saving settings, current track, etc.
* [https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Using_Application_Cache appCache] - for locally caching resources so the app can be used offline
* [https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Using_Application_Cache appCache] - for locally caching resources so the app can be used offline

Revision as of 23:31, November 27, 2011

Lantea is a fictional (Stargate: Atlantis) mostly-ocean planet on which the Ancients erected the artificial "island" city of Atlantis.

The Lantea concept is a web app for mapping and tracking that is targeted to run on B2G, but can run anywhere on modern browsers.

Base technologies:

  • OpenStreetMap tiles - for rendering maps (should be parameterized so that alternative tiles like Google Maps/Satellite can also be used later on)
  • Geolocation - esp. watchPosition() for tracking positions
  • indexedDB - for saving settings, current track, etc.
  • appCache - for locally caching resources so the app can be used offline
  • canvas - for displaying tiles and painting position/tracks
  • GPX format - for downloading tracks / storing them externally

Resources:

  • CanvasS Slippy Map - a simple canvas-based OpenStreetMap map display
  • Slippy Map On Canvas - a more elaborate canvas-based OpenStreetMap web app that can do e.g. touch events for panning and has zoom buttons
  • Mappero (a.k.a. maemo-mapper) - a Maemo app that solved well what the Lantea app should provide on an HTML base
  • OsmAnd - an Android app that is similar