[KPhotoAlbum] GPS support in KPhotoAlbum
Risto H. Kurppa
risto at kurppa.fi
Wed Jul 22 12:30:16 CEST 2009
On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 1:15 PM, Jesper K. Pedersen<blackie at kdab.com> wrote:
> | a) see on the (openstreetmap) map where the photo has been taken
> What does openstreetmap offer me over say google maps?
OSM you can use ~ any way you want, Google limits a lot.
OSM has more data, for example trails: google know nothing about bike
routes in cities. (see  and )
OSM is localized, Google for example uses only Swedish language in the
map of Finland.
OSM can be edited and extended, Google not.
> I tried it for the city I live in, and there was no data at all.
OTOH there are cities that are unknown to Google, see . Impossible
to add yourself, at least you can work on OSM to get the streets
there, with google all you can do is wait..
> Is this about open vs. non openness, or are the other reasons?
I guess the best option would be to have the possibility to choose
between OSM and Google to get the best coverage AFAIK this shouldn't
be a problem (the only limiting factor might be google licences..)
-> Please support both.
| risto h. kurppa
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