[FOSS-GPS] Using the open GSM cell databases

Onen onen.om at free.fr
Wed Sep 23 15:52:24 EDT 2009

Hi Baruch,

I got a response from you out of the mailing list, but my answer get 
rejected because user is unknown...

Either let me know where I should write to you, or please resend your 
response here on the mailing list.



Onen wrote:
> 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.
> +1
>> 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 :-)
> Onen
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