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(Archived) CloudMerger – Java based application for merging (kinect) point clouds [Final project]

For my last three weeks at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) at the University of Twente in May 2012, I worked on an individual final assignment to end my program, Post-Graduate Diploma of Geoinformatics. My supervisors were Dr. Kourosh Khoshelham and Sander Oude Elberink.

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(Archived) [App] EnschedeLocator Beta, Offline map and simple navigation in Enschede for Android

Two weeks ago, a friend and I visited the OpenData Enschede Hackaton. The municipality has a project making a platform for serving data to the public, an overview of the datasets can be found here. I sat down with the address dataset and converted it into an SQLite database, and started working. Now I feel like the app is ready for trials, so I am making the beta available here. You need Android 2.3 or higher (due to restrictions in the database size in the earlier versions) to run it and the app itself requires 6.6 MB and it also stores the map on your sdcard, taking up 1.93 MB there.

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(Archived) Smoothing out sensor values from SensorEvents, specifically for Orientation, in Android

For my EnschedeLocator app, I want the user to get a compass needle that points towards the destination address using the device’s orientation sensor and the calculated bearing between the user’s location and his destination. For this, I implemented and tweaked Google’s Compass example.

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(Archived) Using OSMDroid for Offline mapping in Android, step-by-step [Tutorial]

For my EnschedeLocator app, I wanted the users to be able to store an offline map on the device and see it while navigating to their destinations. In our BeerFinder project at NTNU last year, we were able to do this using Nutiteq’s android library, but poor documentation lead me to looking for other solutions. I discovered OSMDroid which is a library that aims to be an opensource alternative to Google MapView in Android.

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