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Unofficial gvSIG Mobile 0.1.4 released

Jul 06, 2009 by Joseph Reeves

gvSIG Mobile 0.1.4 for Openmoko / Maemo / Linux based handhelds was released this morning.

As ever, Juan Lucas Dominguez Rubio has produced an excellent release and you should see his blog for further details.

0.1.4 includes further GUI improvements (large widgets and full screen mode), Arabic translation, Courier Mode (with an example shapefile containing 400 cities) and the addition of various new coordinate systems.

Spot the deliberate mistake above ;-)

Courier Mode is a particularly exciting feature, expect to see it put to good use in the near future! I'd also be very interested in seeing what others can come up with (I saw a mailing post the other day about someone needing to know how close their boat was to shore. Looks like this could be a good use of the feature).

Packages for Openmoko available here:

http://www.opkg.org/package_162.html

Juan Lucas is providing packages for Maemo via his blog.



Comments:

Deliberate mistake - Cardiff (Caerdydd) is the capital of Wales (Cymru)! :-)

Chris, a Cardiffian down under

Posted by Chris Samuel on July 06, 2009 at 01:03 PM BST #

Yes, that's the mistake I was thinking! I lived in that wonderful place for four years, although I imagine the weather in Oz is a little more enjoyable ;-)

Posted by Joseph Reeves on July 06, 2009 at 01:19 PM BST #

Hi Chris. Sorry, I do not have an easy way to add a description for each one of those 400 cities, so I had to concatenate 3 fields I found in the original shapefile, and the field 'capital' refered to whether the city is the capital of a sovereign state, while the 'population' field seems to refer to the larger urban zone, not the city itself.

> ...someone needing to know how close their boat was to shore.

Which coast were those people talking about?

Regards
Juan Lucas

Posted by Juan Lucas on July 06, 2009 at 06:09 PM BST #

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