OSM Scout

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OSM Scout for Sailfish is map viewer with offline rendering support.

It supports offline rendering combined with online map for areas which are not covered by offline database.

Offline database can be downloaded directly from application, or it can be generated from OSM (OpenStreetMap.org) data files by using Import tool. Guideline:
http://libosmscout.sourceforge.net/tutorials/Importing/
You should copy map files to /home/nemo/Documents/Maps on you Sailfish device. Offline database with Czech Republic occupy 470 MiB with default import configuration.

As online map source is used Mapnik - default OpenStreetMap.org renderer.

OSM Scout for Sailfish OS is developed as open-source (GitHub) by volunteers in their free time. You can help to improve this application by reporting bugs, creating translations or developing new features. Any help is welcome.

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Application versions: 
AttachmentSizeDate
File harbour-osmscout-0.31-1.armv7hl.rpm1.26 MB30/04/2018 - 00:47
File harbour-osmscout-0.31-1.i486.rpm1.37 MB30/04/2018 - 00:47
File harbour-osmscout-0.32-1.armv7hl.rpm1.28 MB17/05/2018 - 08:41
File harbour-osmscout-0.32-1.i486.rpm1.39 MB17/05/2018 - 08:41
File harbour-osmscout-0.33-1.armv7hl.rpm1.28 MB02/06/2018 - 12:29
File harbour-osmscout-0.33-1.i486.rpm1.39 MB02/06/2018 - 12:29
File harbour-osmscout-0.34-1.armv7hl.rpm1.32 MB06/08/2018 - 08:00
File harbour-osmscout-0.34-1.i486.rpm1.43 MB06/08/2018 - 08:00
File harbour-osmscout-1.0-1.armv7hl.rpm1.46 MB26/09/2018 - 20:34
File harbour-osmscout-1.0-1.i486.rpm1.58 MB26/09/2018 - 20:34
Changelog: 
* 2018-09-26 Lukáš Karas  1.0-1
- initial support for collections (folders with tracks a waypoints)
- support for importing and exporting collection from/to local gpx file
- sync core library with upstream
    - initial support for highway lanes, add support to stylesheets
    - increased database format version ( + added patch for backward compatibility)
    - support for SVG map icons, better support for HiDPI displays
    - don't flush tile cache on POI data change or DPI change. Just invalidate it.
      It fixes map blinking on data change and renderer race condition.
- update translations (Czech, German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish...)

Full changelog on Github

Comments

rinigus's picture

@Karry: Great work on labels layout engine! Congratulations, it looks much better than before!

Karry's picture

Great to hear it :-) It still has few issues (small space between labels, problems with tile rednering...). but I feel that it is improvement. There is just missing DirectX implementation and this change may be merged to Tim's upstream...

danfin's picture

any plans on adding GPX display or even Navigation along GPX Tracks? Would be a great feature.

Karry's picture

Yes, I am planning track recording / displaying with GPX export and import. But I am not able to promisse when it will be finished... I am working on bookmarks right now and should be included in next release (next month?) and GPX maybe later this year...

Merge requests are welcome ;-)

Navigation with gpx is not on my (short-term) todo list now, I want to make standard navigation usable first (with route from router).

danfin's picture

great news - thank you.

Caballlero's picture

1+ same issue.

Mrkvicka's picture

It appears as if routing broke for me on latest update (0.32-1). Each time I try to route it gives me "Can't open routing service in X seconds, Tap to cancel" (where X count down from 9 seconds), then the it simply cancels the routing. I have tried to reinstall it with no change. I run on SailfishX with English language.

Karry's picture

Hi. Please try to update all your offline maps (databases). Router file format was changed month ago (version 0.30-1) and I don't implement backward compatibility fallback (for router). You should use all databases in format 17.

Please let me know when the problem will remain.

Mrkvicka's picture

That did indeed solve the problem, thnx!

I was planning to complain that there were no clear info about it in the change log, but as I re-read the log I saw that there indeed was quite clear info about it. Then I recalled that I, at that time I updated, had forgotten that I had downloaded any maps and dismissed the information as 'does not apply to me, I use online maps only'; not my brightest moment...
Funny thing is that the router worked for me during both v0.30 and v0.31, it wasn't until now that it broke.

Again, my bad and thank you for the help!

Pelzlurch's picture

Thanx a lot for last update! While i use poor maps and osm scout server for navigating on street. OSM Scout is still the best choice for beeing offroad. Is there any possibility to donate you some beers?

Karry's picture

You are wellcome :-) I know, navigation is in proof-of-concept quality. I hope that I (or someone else) will find few days to improve it in future...

I don't refuse good beer in current hot days ;-) I prefer paypal.me for donations: https://www.paypal.me/OSMScoutForSailfish

Karry's picture

Hi all. I found two big regresions in latest release 0.30 (search and location reverse lookup). Be aware of that , I will try to release fix soon...

VanyCat's picture

hello, contact me I want to suggest a new icon for you!

Karry's picture

Why not, thanks. Send me it to email <lukas.karas@centrum.cz>. I will see I will like it ;-)

OpenDen's picture

How make bookmarks?

Karry's picture

Well, support for bookmarks is not implemented yet, I just created placeholder for it in main menu. Merge requests with new new features are welcome :-)

lutwolf's picture

Is it possible to route the maps source path to directories on the SD card? As a keen traveller I am grateful that both of you can supply us with a nice OSM frontend, but I do not want to take up all the space on the internal server just because of travelling through three or more countries at a time. Keep up the good work, pls :)

Karry's picture

Yes, it is possible. When you are downloading new map, there is option when it should be stored - in internal memory or sd card...

map download target directory

PawelSpoon's picture

Just wanted to continue to translate then i remembered... Would you mind to host your strings in transifex, zanata or pootle ? Thanks !

Karry's picture

Lets try how this will work for this project: https://www.transifex.com/osm-scout/osm-scout/translate/ I will have to write some scripts to update translations in git easily...

akikk88's picture

If i compare to jolla c sailfish x lags almost everythink in this app. I think it's not optimize 1080p display?? :D still works fine! :)

Almindor's picture

You need to report this to Jolla (the company). Their port on Sony Xperia X is not complete. They're lacking proper video acceleration among other things.

akikk88's picture

It's little bit laggy with sailfish x. Coming updates that? :)

Karry's picture

Hi.

What is laggy concrete? Rendering, or map moving when you drag it by finger? How much? Are you able to compare with other Sailfish devices (Jolla 1 or Jolla C) ?

Peformance is not my priority right now, but I understand that laggy application may be frustrating.

Lukas

danfin's picture

is there any relation between OSM Scout and OSM Server, or do they only happen to display OSM maps but they will not work together especially well? (as OSM Scout seems to have it's own maps repository)

Karry's picture

Hi. Project "OSM Scout Server" developed by Rinigus is using libosmscout as one possible database storage and map renderer (second combination is sqlite+Mapnik if I understand). My OSM Scout is based mainly on this library. When libosmscout backend is used in the server, it should be possible to share map databases between both applications, but we don't guarantee it ;-) We are changing database format in upstream library time by time and it would be hard to sync compatible releases. These are the reasons why we have separate servers for map distribution (I don't need to distribute sqlite databases for Mapnik and geocoder).

I am trying to make OSM Scout powerful, but simple for daily use. Server seems to me more hacker oriented - but I am not impartial :-)

atlochowski's picture

I really like improvments you've made in 0.24 version. Searching is really fast now :)

Karry's picture

Great to read it :-) Kudos for speedup belongs to Tim, main libosmscout developer.

Caballlero's picture

Routing it is fast. Routing lane UI is nice.
Thank u very much.

olf's picture

Hello Karry,

with the update from OSM Scout Server 0.6.2 to 0.7.0, it became impossible to share the offline maps with OSM Scout (0.19 used; both installed from the Jolla Store) via their GUI-based settings.
Both have fixed, incompatible directory names now, i.e. <chosen-OSMScoutServer-dirname>/osmscout for OSM Scout Server 0.7.0 and either ~/Documents/Maps or <SDcard>/Maps for OSM Scout.
Please implement a setting in OSM Scout to freely choose a directory for the offline maps or follow OSM Scout Server's map-directory settings scheme, and please do abandon the (limited) "~/Documents/Maps *or* <SDcard>/Map"-pulley. The default may still be ~/Documents/Maps, although ~/OSMscout/osmscout may be a better location and is (already) compatible with OSM Scout Server 0.7.

Thanks and kudos for this excellent, offline capable map viewer.

P.S.: As an interim solution, setting a soft link (as user nemo) helps:
[nemo@Sailfish ~]$ cd ~/Documents/
- For OSM Scout Server map data on SD-card do:
[nemo@Sailfish Documents]$ ls -s /media/sdcard/<XXXX-XXXX>/<chosen-OSMScoutServer-directory>/osmscout Maps
- For OSM Scout Server map data on internal storage do:
[nemo@Sailfish Documents]$ ls -s <RELATIVE-path-to-chosen-OSMScoutServer-directory>/osmscout Maps
Done; works well.
And solely manage your maps with OSM Scout Server, while you are using this.
Note: Just delete the soft link "Maps" to revert this workaround.

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