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Just a test on this funny Fedora netbook

The OLPC XO Fedora laptop has fallen into my hands by chance for a few days and I have obviously tested Unofficial gvSIG Mobile for Openmoko on it. The latest swt.jar for Linux x86 devices looks really nice on it. Background is a tiled (client side) Japanese ArcIMS service: The Open Mobile IS synchro engine … Continue reading

Recommended settings to run Java applications on the Neo Freerunner phone: SHR & Jalimo

1. The operating system As far as I know, the word Openmoko means three different things: It’s the name of a project dedicated to delivering mobile phones with an open source software stack. I’ll refer to this as Openmoko(p). It’s the name of the Linux-based operating system that is part of the mentioned project. It’s … Continue reading

Spain Cadastre WMS in Spherical Mercator

As far as I know, the Spanish Cadastre WMS server (run by the Ministry of Economy of Spain) is one of the first to provide its data in the Spherical Mercator projection EPSG:3857 (aka EPSG:3785 and EPSG:900913), so now we can switch between the great cadastre layer and the OSM layers for example. This is … Continue reading

Test the new geo-synchronization feature also in your desktop computer: unofficial gvSIG Mobile 0.1.5 is out!

You can now test the new synchronization feature also in your Ubuntu or Windows desktop PC/laptop/netbook – and of course on your Freerunner (Linux/Openmoko) or Nokia N800/N810 (Linux/Maemo). Download your installer now! Linux/Ubuntu (tested on 8.04 and 9.04, also for netbooks) Linux/Openmoko for Freerunner (tested on SHR) Linux/Maemo for Nokia N770/N800/N810 Windows XP/Vista and Windows … Continue reading

Threesome synchro fest: Freerunner (Linux/Openmoko), Nokia N810 (Linux/Maemo) & Packard Bell notebook (Windows XP)

I have done a synchronization test to effectively edit a remote PostGIS table. This diagram describes the situation: All three devices are using a wireless connection and are updating the same remote table which in turn is used by the server to render a point layer in raster mode (the server is both a synchro … Continue reading

Editing a remote PostGIS table using Open mobile IS

Open mobile IS (aka Openmis) is a Java open source project (GNU LGPL license) that aims to provide all the necessary tools, API and documents effectively enabling the development of mobile applications – not intended especially for GIS applications. It was created by Philippe Delrieu (Ubikis technical leader, based in Lyon, France) and has been … Continue reading

How far is my boat from the shoreline?

In answer to Lanzo’s message in the Openmoko community mailing list, here is a demo where gvSIG Mobile for Openmoko v. 0.1.4 permanently shows the distance between the user and the shoreline. You only need to provide a line-type shapefile in EPSG:4326 with exactly one feature (the shoreline of your area). In this case, I … Continue reading

New features in version 0.1.4

Unofficial gvSIG Mobile for Openmoko v. 0.1.4 is now available. Check Features and How-tos sections for details about these new features: Travel guide mode More finger-friendly GUI & fullscreen mode . . GUI in Arabic, thanks to Nawfal Cherqui Support for German coordinate systems (EPSG:31466 to EPSG:31469)

With the new ‘Courier Mode’, Openmoko actively guides you through the city

A new feature has been added to the unofficial version of gvSIG Mobile for Openmoko. Simply by providing a shapefile describing the POIs (actually the polygon type is recommended) and a few JPG pictures, the application will show a dialog every 20 seconds with a description of a nearby POI and its relative position (in … Continue reading

Updating location library

Juan Guillermo Jordán (from the LISITT R&D group, Instituto Robotica, Universitat de Valencia, who is also doing some other nice things) is responsible for the GPS capabilities of gvSIG Mobile. They have been partially included in this unofficial version. The library gvSIG Mobile formerly used to access GPS data was called libGPS (based on the … Continue reading