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Announcing Kompazz project

Posted in kompazz, Linux, navigation, openmoko by Karthik Murugesan on March 25, 2008

Today I am kickstarting my first open source project Kompazz and will work on it during my free time.

Kompazz is an opensource personal navigation system (targeted for both automobiles and pedestrians) that can run on any linux based device and will support both offline and connected navigation mode. In offline navigation mode, the maps will be rendered using the vector data stored locally in the device/SD Card similar to any GPS car navigation device and in connected navigation mode, the maps will be rendered from the map servers like OpenStreetMap or from any of GYM (google, yahoo or microsoft) maps etc., similar to Google Maps in Iphone.

I expect to implement the following features in the initial version of kompazz:

  1. High quality 2D Map rendering engine.
  2. Touch Screen based UI
  3. Support only offline navigation mode.
  4. Support for overlays.
  5. Support multiple map formats and should be easy to add new map formats
  6. Capable of communicating with different GPS devices and should be extendable.
  7. Optimized Routing Engine
  8. Voice Guidance and multi-lingual support
  9. Support POIs and Waypoints
  10. Focus only automobiles navigation.

I will blog you the details as things progresses further.

For those interested in the project, here is the link

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  1. Googie said, on May 2, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Way to go!!
    All the best…


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