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Adding POI’s using long press

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One Feature of our application is to be able to add Points of Interest.
The application should be able to detect long press on the Map and and get the coordinates of the location the user pressed. I tried implementing OnTouchEvent on our overlay which should detect an action down when the user pressed on the screen and a timer for the delay but it seems to overlap on our overlay’s tap listener which lead to failure in detecting Taps.
But using OpenStreetMapViewer‘s own overlay method onLongPress seems to work. I just added an interface Listener for Long Press. Our application can now detect a long press and add Coordinates on our database.
All Poi’s added by the user are called “Sample Building” though.
Still need to work on that.. Maybe I can use a separate activity holding textboxes with a Dialog theme for the interface.
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Written by laurencekit07

December 8, 2009 at 12:18 pm

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Android Mapper

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Just downloaded the library SDK from Nutiteq and it comes with a free application for android, the Android Mapper from Nutiteq. The application just shows maps downloaded from a provider that the user can specify. Here are screenshots:

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Available providers are OSM, Cloudmade, which gets its tiles from OSM, and OpenAerial. Sadly OpenAerial is currently offline.

Red Tiles downloaded when using OpenAerial..

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Written by laurencekit07

August 29, 2009 at 8:46 am

Cloudmade x Nutiteq

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Nutiteq, a software company specializing in mobile location-based services and applications, released MGMaps Lib SDK 1.0. Android developers can use the Library under the terms of GPL to create Map applications using Cloudmade’s Map Tiles. Cloudmade gets its content from Openstreetmap.

The sdk is available here.

Written by laurencekit07

August 28, 2009 at 4:18 pm

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Openstreetmap for android map applications

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Android developers are seeking a replacement to Google maps API for their map applications. The site admin of Anddev.org alias plusminus succesfully used Openstreetmap as the provider for Map tiles in his map application OpenStreetMapViewer. His code is open source under a Creative common attribution-noncommercial-share alike 3.0 unported license. You can download the code in the anddev.org website.

I already tried the Application in the emulator and is working fine. I plan to use this as a replacement for Google Maps. Here is a sample screenshot

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Written by laurencekit07

August 19, 2009 at 12:53 pm

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