Category: Making

Day -6.78 — 29C3 kommt näher

Seit einigen Tagen hat das 29C3 Wiki einen neuen Look bekommen und sieht nicht mehr aus wie das Standard-Mediawiki-Design. In jedem Fall ein Zeichen dass der Kongress näher kommt — yeahh 😀 Unsere Wikipage ist noch nicht ganz gefüllt, außerdem fehlen irgendwie noch die Members. Also: Meldet euch bei mir (@_Rahra_) oder @creolys und registriert …

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Smrender V2.0 available

Smrender is a powerful and flexible renderer to create paper charts. 🙂 With the latest release several cool improvements have been done. The following list gives a brief overview. Conditional rendering. Support for tile creation. Bounding box may be used to specify area of rendering instead of center point. Bugfix in polygon closing action cat_poly(). …

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Experimental Seamap Basemap

Routino/Kannix/Level2 English Map Croatian Map

Slippy Sea Map

Smrender is a powerful renderer mainly designed to create paper sea charts. I added the feature of tile creation to Smrender which was not really difficult. Smrender is designed to create paper charts but it is easy to cut tiles as soon as you have a raster image with appropriate coordinates and projection. Here is …

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Panorama Chart

I am currently working on algorithms for placement of captions on charts. I am testing and implementing some methods. One of them works by sampling the desired area of placement in a circle around the origin of the caption. A premature version of this is already implemented into Smrender since one of the early releases. …

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Smrender October News

There was nearly two months of develop going since my last release of Smrender. Today I released a new version (SVN revision 1326) with a lot of new features. For a quick overview have a look at the News on the project’s web page. Dynamic Symbols Renamed The most important thing for all of you …

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Smrender Generates KAP Files

Smrender is a generic renderer which generates raster images out of OSM data. A user-defined ruleset is applied to the OSM data to create the final output image. The primary goal of Smrender is to create high-quality charts suitable for print-out. Although it originally was intended to make sea charts, it can be used for …

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Smrender News

Now more than five months passed since my latest posting about Smrender  and a lot of improvements and new features are implemented since then. The current revision is r1293. So what’s new in a nutshell:1 Action syntax and internal processing totally restructured in such a way that every action now is a function (r1240). Mercator …

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Samsung KIES: The Official Way to Brick Your Smartphone

Yesterday, I tried to update the Samsung Galaxy Mini (GT-S5570) of my girl-friend. It still was on Android 2.2 which behaves a little bit buggy in some situations. Of course I had the smart phone already rooted and I intended to install some custom Android version from xda-developers and I found an appropriate thread. It …

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Smrender works on Windows

Smrender on Windows 7 Yesterday, I started a Windows-VM because I had to test something. I took this opportunity to try to compile Smrender within Cygwin and it worked out of the box 🙂 Great success! There were a few minor compiler warnings which I have already fixed. Everything seems to work perfect with the …

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