[FOSS-GPS] Using the open GSM cell databases

Onen onen.om at free.fr
Tue Sep 22 18:01:04 EDT 2009

Hi Baruch,

Baruch Even wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-09-10 at 22:05 +0200, Onen wrote:
>> Otherwise I am working on a D-Bus service which will offer your location 
>> on your phone, note/net-book etc through an embedded database. (If 
>> anybody is interested in this, he may contact me).
> I also started working on an application with a DBus interface, due to
> the limited APIs of the current services

What limitations do you have exactly in mind?

  I need also to write a server
> that will import the three datasets and create a sync-able database that
> clients can sync with as little work as possible on their side.

I already have a script which downloads the data and creates a SQLite 
file for the D-Bus service. This database contains the data from all 
projects AFAIK.

> For the client I planned to provide Gypsy and possibly also GeoClue.


> I've started writing some bits of the code in Vala. I'd be happy to
> cooperate to get a single solution that just works for everyone.

My service is almost ready. It is very basic though. It is written in 
Python. Nevertheless I am not strongly minded to the programming 
language, thus a shift is possible from my side.

The code is not in public repository for now, but if you need it, I can 
put more efforts in publishing it so that you may have a look at it as 
early as possible.

Is your code available somewhere?

What are the functionalities which are implemented on your side?

On my side I have a D-Bus service with a few calls to get your position, 
plus a bash script for updating the database.

Do you think here is the right place to discuss the possible 
collaboration about such a service?

Where would you like to host the code? I planned to put mine under 
openBmap sourceforge website. Under a git repository.

I would be more than happy to collaborate with you on a single codebase, 
indeed :-)


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