[pgrouting-users] [RouterGeocoder] SoC OSM import tool

Anton Patrushev anton at orkney.co.jp
Thu Apr 2 21:48:20 EDT 2009

Hi Steve,

Well, my idea is simple. In his proposal Nestor is talking about
cross-platform tool and the easiest way to achieve this is to use
Java. And then I thought that having Java we can easily add some
simple GUI which would also work on any platform - just a simple form
where user can specify OSM data source, check attributes to import,
push a button and enjoy running progress bar :)
You can run it as a normal Java application, or as a Web Start
application from the Internet, or even compile it for a platform you

But it is just an idea. I just thought that some people would
appreciate simple GUI. For me personally a command line tool is enough


On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 1:28 AM, Stephen Woodbridge
<woodbri at swoodbridge.com> wrote:
> Anton,
> I saw your comment on Nestor's project proposal regarding doing a Java GUI
> app. That is an interesting idea.
> Can you describe more your thoughts on that?
> I have some questions:
> Were you thinking a general purpose command line import tool(s), that would
> have a GUI wrapper? or building it all in Java and making the a requirement?
> And some concerns:
> My experience installing software at client sites is that we should try to
> minimize our technology foot print. While technology footprint is not an
> issue on my development servers, it can be for clients with production
> clusters. So my thinking is that we should be careful and think through the
> implications of adding additional technology stacks.
> This also complicates things from the development side as it requires
> resources and experts in multiple vertical stacks and potentially code
> duplication between the various stacks. And installation often becomes more
> complicated, not to mention debugging problems across multiple stacks.
> Best regards,
>  -Steve
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