How does OpenSatNav relate to osmdroid and AndNav2

Asked by Aaron Whitehouse on 2010-08-18

How does OpenSatNav relate to osmdroid and AndNav2?

I am really keen on the idea of running an OSM satnav app on an Android phone. As I understand it, AndNav2 was a non-Free application that was really good, but the developer ran out of time to work on it and has now open sourced the code:
http://www.andnav.org/index.php/en/component/content/article/30-all-over-andnav/137-andnav2-goes-opensource
It looks as though both are GPLv3. Is anyone working on copying over the good features, or are they quite different?

Also, I have heard about osmdroid and thought that AndNav2 sat on top of it. Does OpenSatNav sit on top of osmdroid? What is the relationship between the projects?

Thanks, the project looks great!

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2010-08-27

osmdroid is the foundation library behind both OpenSatNav and AndNav2. It is responsible for downloading the map images and displaying them on the screen. We did get a few ideas from AndNav2 but we had gone our own way so it wasn't very easy to use the code. We're currently in the process of releasing something stable to the Android Market, but there is already code written that has the full turn by turn features that you'd expect from a satnav program.

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