[ka-Map-dev] Ideas for last minute version 1.1 additions

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Mon Sep 17 13:24:40 EDT 2007

Samuel Hiatt wrote:
> Do you have data that would be appropriate as sample data (lightweight 
> and queryable)?  I think a map of Italy would be awesome.  :p  If so, 
> add it to the CVS and I'll try to smooth out the bumps so it works on a 
> clean FGS install.

Well, the GMap demo contains a mapfile and data for Canada and is freely 
redistributable. It used to be that ka-Map came preconfigured for use 
with GMap out of the box. I haven't checked recently if that has 
changed, but if not then you already have a solution, it's just that 
GMap is a separate download instead of being bundled with the source.

BTW, as a software developer my 0.02$ is that demo data should ideally 
be kept separate from software source code. Yes it's a good thing to 
bundle an easy to install demo dataset, but I think it has to remain 
possible and easy to get only the software without the demo data.

Daniel Morissette

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