Hi,

This project have now reached a level where it would be possible to render and update even big maps at a automatic, scedulled base. Unfortunatelly my current equipment is not suitable for this – my Thinkpad T410 (the Laptop I earn my living with) is running constantly wit a CPU-temperature of 75-80°C that lead to a destroyed mainboard last year.
The render time on this machine for the “ALPS” is between 4-5 days – thats too much by far for any serious update strategy.
This leads to the fact that a new, powerfull dedicated rendermachine is needed to raise this project to a reliable, professional level the user can count on.
If you want to support openandromaps please take a look at my wishlist. For bigger donations it’s – of couse – possible to set a banner in sidebar of this website. Currently this website is viewed by 8000 unique visitors per month and constantly growing.

I’m aware that this is a big wishlist. However, the other way to collect money would be to fill every corner of this site by adds – a way I dont want an I dont will go….

I’d like to take this opportunity to say thanks to all people who have supported openandromaps by their donations. With this money most of the running costs for hardware repair, hosting and the fast DSL-Line were covered so far – THANKS !!

best regards
Christian

Progress of fundraising:

  • Heiko donated an Enermax 350 PSU (80Euro)
  • 60€ Gift voucher at Amazon
  • The Keyboard

Donations via Paypal:

  • 38 Euro 17.2.2013
  • 13 Euro 18.2.2013
  • 30 Euro 19.2.2013
  • 60 Euro 20.2.2013
  • 23 Euro 21.2.2013
  • 45 Euro 22.2.2013
  • 38 Euro 23.2.2013
  • 43 Euro 24.2.2013
  • 33 Euro 25.2.2013
  • 15 Euro 26.2.2013
  • 10 Euro 27.2.2013
  • 45 Euro 28.2.2013
  • 53 Euro 1.3.2013
  •  0 Euro 2.3.2013
  • 33 Euro 3.3.2013
  • 10 Euro 5.3.2013
  • 10 Euro 6.3.2013
  • 10 Euro 7.3.2013
  • 43 Euro 8.3.2013
  • 28 Euro 9.3.2013

Already ordered:

  • Operating System
  • Case
  • Mainboard
  • DVD
  • DriveBay
  • Wlan
  • CPU
  • Noctua cooler
  • 32 GB RAM
  • System SSD
  • still missing Samsung 840PRO 512GB

 

The tables on the download-pages are now sortable according:

  • Date of rendering
  • Name of the Map
  • Size of the map

So its pretty easy now to find the latest updates on the download-pages, just klick on the header cell of the table-column.

New Maps for download:

  • Iraq
  • Arab peninsularl (full coverage)
  • Israel incl Syria, Jordan
  • Vanatu (Ozeanien)
  • New Guinea
  • Seychelles
  • Malta

The problem with the map of the Netherlands where one tile was not rendered in zoomlevel 7-9 is fixed.

The new map is available for download in > Downloads Europe

German maps now are have an enhanced coverage:

  • Germany_North and Germany_South are now overlapping in a wider area
  • On puplic demand I added  Germany_Mid

germany_mid

  • high resolution contourlines (viewfinder 1′ dataset)
  • sac_scale, Mountainbike routes und tracks
  • enhanced tagset covering ski lifts, slopes nordic and alpine, fixed rope routes, power lines aso..
  • an enhanced map coverage for wholeAustria, Switzerland, Slovenia and wide parts of Germany South and und Italy Alps, French Alps

This is the first free and most enhanced vectormap for Android suitable for all outdoor activitys like hiking, cycling, mountainbike and ski touring.

If you like this map please consider to donate a few bucks – thanks!.

 

Alps V2
All Europen maps from 17.dez.2012 on now include the enhanced Tagset! Please download the latest rendertheme for Locus, for all other maps esp. Oruxmaps both Themes (andromaps_hc and andromaps_mtb) are included in the map downliads.

 

NEW: “ALPS” with enhanced coverage, featuring

  • high resolution contourlines (viewfinder 1′ dataset)
  • sac_scale, Mountainbike routes und tracks
  • enhanced tagset covering ski lifts, slopes nordic and alpine, fixed rope routes, power lines aso..
  • an enhanced map coverage for wholeAustria, Switzerland, Slovenia and wide parts of Germany South and und Northern Italy

This is the first free and most enhanced vectormap for Android suitable for all outdoor activitys like hiking, cycling, mountainbike and ski touring.

If you like this map please consider to donate a few bucks – thanks!.

All Europen maps from 17.dez.2012 on now include the enhanced Tagset! Please download the latest rendertheme for Locus, for all other maps esp. Oruxmaps both Themes (andromaps_hc and andromaps_mtb) are included in the map downliads.

To offer even better support openandromaps.org moved to a wordpress site. This means that support requests and solutions are now to be seen for everyone here on this site.

The openandromaps vector maps for Android are now the most advanced out here, a lot of improvements were made compared to the 1st generation of the cycle and hike maps for Mapsforge.

Now they are suitable for wide range of outdoor activitys, first Generation included:

– cycle routes (international, national, regional und local)

Now the 3rd Generation include:

  • contourlines
  • cycle and hiking routes  now respecting and resolving local tagging
  • enhanced contourlines, thanks to Jonathan de Ferranti (www.viewfinderpanoramas.org)
  • hiking routes
  • sea tiles (reliable rendering sea in blue)
  • sac_scale
  • mtb:scale + mtb:scale:uphill
  • power lines (for better navigation in open field)
  • …and lots of other improvements

This release of the andromaps is based on the Openstreetmap Database, to made it suitable for Mapsforge meant hundreds of hours work, constant improvement, working around minor and mayor bugs und – of couse your feedback.

The cycle and hikemaps for Android cover now Europe, the USA (currently without Alaska), some parts of Canadas,  South America, Oceania, parts of Asia, Nepal, Tibet, Afrika, and popular destinations round the globe.

I want to say thanks to thousands of mappers working for the OSM Database, the Mapsforge team, Jonathan de Ferranti for his incredible afforts to serve reliable elevation data to the community for free and Jürgen “Jusc” for his work on the renderthemes.
Happy cycling, hiking, mountaineering, padling, and all things that make fun outdoors ;-)

Christian Kernbeis
Wachau/Austria