I started google summer of code with the aim of creating a library that can be easily added to Vespucci and provide it with element comparison features, and provide some other feature requests in Vespucci.
I was able to create and deploy the Element History Dialog, which can be found here, where you can find the implementation details for the library.
The major work done during the coding period includes the following -
A more detailed usage guide can be found on the github readme
Some additions to the project that I plan are -
Finally, I would like to say that my experience with the OSM community has been great, and I would love to contribute more to the great projects that are hosted by OSM
This diary entry is a bit delayed, but this will contain my progress for the gsoc period so far and what I have been upto during the last 5-6 weeks
A detailed description of my work can also be found at Github Wiki
My task was to create an Element History Comparison dialog for Vespucci, which can be provided as a separate library so that it can be useful for other open source projects if they need the same functionality.
What the Element History Comparison Dialog does is what the name suggests, i.e it compares what changes the have been made to a particular OSM element on the map and details them, like providing tag changes and which user has made those changes. It works as something similar to the built in history feature of JOSM.
Right now, I have completed the dialog itself and am currently testing different possible user interfaces for the application, in order to better suit a mobile screen, which has been the most challenging part so far as due to the lack of width on the mobile device certain compromises needed to be made
My Weekly progress has been the following:
I am hopeful that my project would be concluded in the coming weeks, and it can be included in Vespucci
Hello everyone, through this diary I would like to introduce myself to the broader OSM community and share plans regarding my GSoC project
I am Zohaib Ansari, an undergraduate student in Electronics and communication from New Delhi, India
I spend my free time learning programming, working on my own small open source projects
I was introduced to OSM by a friend I play geoGuessr with, and coming across Vespucci made me interested in applying to OSM as the project idea seemed pretty interesting
During the GSoC coding period, I will work on creating the element history widget as a library for android apps, the element history widget will bring a feature similar to JOSM’s native element history comparison dialog to android (with certain platform limitations)
The Main features of this library would be:
Apart from creating the library, I would also work on providing robust test cases for the library itself and for Vespucci after the library has been integrated with it.
I will keep a detailed account of my work in the github wiki of the project and will also keep this diary entry updated throughout my time working with Vespucci, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions regarding my work or anything else!
Link to detailed Roadmap and Progress for this project: