QtLocation map updates

Lubomir I. Ivanov neolit123 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 3 09:27:53 PDT 2017

On 3 August 2017 at 14:15, Lubomir I. Ivanov <neolit123 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3 August 2017 at 09:06, Dirk Hohndel <dirk at hohndel.org> wrote:
>>> On Aug 2, 2017, at 6:11 PM, Dirk Hohndel <dirk at hohndel.org> wrote:
>>>> On Aug 2, 2017, at 1:38 PM, Lubomir I. Ivanov <neolit123 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> i started with the esri -> googlemaps plugin transition, but i don't
>>>> know how to update the packaging scripts properly:
>>>> https://github.com/neolit123/subsurface/commits/googlemaps
>>>> for instance, it now tries to copy the "googlemaps" file, but the
>>>> "qmake && make && make install" of the plugin might not install the
>>>> binaries to the MXE Qt folder.
>>> I commented on your commits in that branch. I think this isn't going to be all
>>> that hard.
>> Actually, I pulled your proposed changes and added some of mine on top.
>> This seems to be working ok based on my minimal testing - more work
>> is definitely needed to test this on all our platforms...
> made a bug report, i was hoping there is none of that but there is...:
> https://github.com/vladest/googlemaps/issues/9
> the same black tiles cannot be seen if we use:
> "SATELLITE": supportedMapTypes[1] instead of supportedMapTypes[3]
> [1] Satellite, [3] Hybrid.
> i think what's happening here is that google simply doesn't have tiles
> for all zoom levels at all locations and  they handle it
> programmatically at maps.google.com.
> the qt location plugins don't handle it.

attached is a patch to use the "satelite" maps for now.
you can apply it if you'd like.

maybe next week i will have the time to start hacking on the plugin
and communicate more with the author.

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