June 1, 2008#

Update: What OpenStreetMap doesn’t have…

I didn’t actually think about this when I “rediscovered” OpenStreetMap the other day and wrote my blog post about it; there’s yet another feature that OpenStreetMap doesn’t offer… routing! I didn’t really notice that as I’m hardly using this feature on Live Maps or Google Maps, but in fact, there’s no from-to route finding service on OSM.

BUT luckily there is OpenRouteService, a free routing service that is based on (as you may guess) OpenStreetMap. Another great example of what to do with a free worldwide street database ;-)

April 29, 2008#

The Museum of Modern Betas

Yet another short spread-the-word post. I just came across the Museum of Modern Betas which basically is a list of the 100 most bookmarked (del.icio.us) software projects in the field of online Web 2.0 style applications.

The range is from file conversion, video encoding, web analysis to business travel and groupware tools. It’s a nice long list with a lot of entries on it you probably already know but I’m pretty sure there’s some projects on it you haven’t ever heard of but which you might find pretty interesting. It’s worth a visit!

April 29, 2008#

Mindmapping: Free and web-based!

Mindmap I’d like to point out the blog post found here. It’s about free mindmapping software. Since I’ve known and been a user of Mindmanager for years now, I was quite surprised by this blog post. I didn’t know either of the two pieces of software. An open-source freeware alternative to Mindmanager called FreeMind as well as an online Web 2.0 style alternative at www.mindmeister.com.

I don’t have much more to say about it. Just wanted to help spreading the word. Give it a try for yourself!

January 26, 2008#

Thanks for your help starryalley

planetarium-thumbI’ve just found out that one of my projects, a web-based planetarium found a mention on a Taiwanese blog. It’s the blog of a programmer from Taiwan whose application I used in my project and who helped me out with some problems I had when trying to adapt his application to my needs.

You can see his blog entry about my project here. But anyway, I’d like to use that chance to thank him again for his help. He did really save me a lot of time just as did his application.

So, thanks again starryalley for your help and keep up such a good work with mobile starchart.