[GRASS-dev] Interest in contributing

Luca Delucchi lucadeluge at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 02:19:05 PDT 2016

On 14 March 2016 at 23:58, Djimeli Konrad <djkonro35 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,

Hi Konrad

> My name is Djimeli Konrad a second year computer science student from
> the University of Buea, Cameroon. I am proficient in c, c++ and
> python. I would like to contribute GRASS GIS for the Google Summer of
> Code 2016. I am interested in working on the project "v.in.osm
> enhancement". I have previous experience developing a VRML-STL parser
> hosted on github ( https://github.com/djkonro/vrml-stl ) and also an
> X3D importer for BRL-CAD GSoC 2015. I would like to get some pointer
> to some starting point that could give me a better understanding of
> the project.

The main idea is to have  a module to import OSM data in GRASS GIS.
There are several tool able to convert OSM in other formats: osm2pgsql
[0] for PostGIS, OGR driver [1] for the most common GIS formats,
impoosm [2] for databases and geojson file. Each of these tools needed
a configuration file to understand how to manage the OSM data
specially filtering data using the tags

The idea is to implement these different tools as methods of v.in.osm
module to import osm and pbf file into GRASS GIS, the module should be
able also to download data using the OverPass API [3]

What do you know about GRASS GIS and OpenStreetMap?

> Thanks
> Konrad

[0] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Osm2pgsql
[1] http://www.gdal.org/drv_osm.html
[2] http://imposm.org/
[3] http://www.overpass-api.de/



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