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AVEC V2 - GPS Vector Map Viewer
« on: August 18, 2009, 10:51:24 AM »
Hi Guys,
Here is my application entry for the Neoflash coding competition.
Since there are no other entries yet, it looks like I'm first so far.

Nickname: Art
Project name : AVEC
From : Australia
Division : PSP APP
Original entry : YES
Support Motion : NO
In last NEO Compo this project have won in the top 10 : NO

Description:
AVEC V2 GPS Vector Map Viewer for PSP





AVEC is a Vector map viewer capable of displaying and navigating maps
in the common Polish format maps.
The 1.50 kernel version can also receive location from a GPS device and
display your location on the map.
If the map file has street information, the program tells you what street
you are in, or lookup the name of a street selected with the crosshair.

The 1.50 version should be installed to GAME150. If you have a GPS setup
for MapThis! it will be compatible since it uses the same GPS routines.
The newer firmwares version should be installed to PSP/GAME352 or
PSP/GAME5xx, etc.

YouTube Videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR0hPYrSNOs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvhbknIGrpM

See my personal AVEC webpage:
http://www.freewebs.com/defxev/AVEC.htm

Download link for 1.50 kernel mode version:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/5401zr

Download links for newer firmwares version (without GPS functionality) :
http://www.sendspace.com/file/cdl3xo
http://rapidshare.com/files/269323341/AVEC_V2__Newer_Firmwares_.zip.html

Cheers, Art.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2009, 06:53:30 PM by Art »

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Re: AVEC V1 - GPS Vector Map Viewer
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2009, 09:06:19 PM »
Very impressive work , although i can't test it without gps device , right?

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Re: AVEC V1 - GPS Vector Map Viewer
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2009, 09:36:52 PM »
You can't test the GPS feature, but you can still load a map,
pan around / zoom in & out, etc. You can test street lookup with one
of the example maps too.

With the right map you could navigate without a GPS.

Use the newer firmwares version if you don't have a GPS device.

EDIT,,,
I've just doubled the performance by doing the line and poi search at the same time.
I wish I'd done that before the first release.
I might get a faster one up.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2009, 09:53:31 AM by Art »

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Re: AVEC V1 - GPS Vector Map Viewer
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2009, 02:51:35 PM »
Thanks i will check it out asap and i will leave feedback...!! Great work!. :D

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Re: AVEC V2 - GPS Vector Map Viewer
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2009, 10:00:11 AM »
Thanks :)

I've upated the links to the faster version.
I don't intend for the entry to be version specific,
but I guess the date the entries close for the comp would be the  deadline for any new features to count.

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Re: AVEC V2 - GPS Vector Map Viewer
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2009, 05:21:17 AM »
This is a really really great homebrew , and its fun to play around the map.
The only downside is that if you zoom out too much the rendering can take some time , other than that its great ~sm-42.gif~ ~sm-42.gif~

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Re: AVEC V2 - GPS Vector Map Viewer
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2009, 07:55:05 AM »
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The only downside is that if you zoom out too much the rendering can take some time
That's because at low zoom levels the program draws the wire polygons on the map.
You can press cross at any time to cancel drawing polygons.

Obviously it is unfinished, but that's the stage it was at for entering the comp.
I have a kind of R-Tree file indexing done now, which is the next step in allowing
it to draw maps much faster:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW2t19Aqls4

« Last Edit: August 24, 2009, 11:08:06 AM by Art »

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Re: AVEC V2 - GPS Vector Map Viewer
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2009, 05:20:39 PM »
Can't see the screenshots

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Re: AVEC V2 - GPS Vector Map Viewer
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2009, 06:25:57 PM »
Can't see the screenshots

Watch some of the videos ~sm-34.gif~ ...

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Re: AVEC V2 - GPS Vector Map Viewer
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2009, 06:54:39 PM »
Looks like Photobucket sold out and imposed a bandwidth limit.
I have edited the original post with images hosted by Flickr.
Art.

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Re: AVEC V2 - GPS Vector Map Viewer
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2009, 10:01:08 AM »
I haven't updated the links since the deadline,
but I have improved speed by many times.
just to show how V3 is going, here is a real time in-car navigation demo:

YouTube - AVEC GPS - Real Time Navigation

Cheers, Art.

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Re: AVEC V2 - GPS Vector Map Viewer
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2009, 03:50:13 PM »

Cool , seems like there's almost no delay at all!!!! Great work!!!

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Re: AVEC V2 - GPS Vector Map Viewer
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2009, 09:07:34 AM »
Thanks for your comments, and great review
I made the annoying sound and option to turn it off too ;)

Did a "Find Place by Name" feature with auto complete text entry:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LyuvBK60M4

When does the competition end anyway?
Art.

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Re: AVEC V2 - GPS Vector Map Viewer
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2009, 09:29:37 AM »
Quote from: Art
When does the competition end anyway?

The tenth:

NEO summer compo 2009 review close time: Sep.5th 2009     
NEO summer  compo 2009 final result announce time:  Sep.10th 2009
There are only 10 kinds of people in this world, those who know binary and those who don't.

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Re: AVEC V2 - GPS Vector Map Viewer
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2009, 03:50:13 PM »
Wow the ability to search for a given place is a great addition ~sm-42.gif~.
Good luck in the comp!