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I want to create an app using osm and i want to pick up the coordinates manually from android and then send them to my web service where i download the data of that selected region and apply my algorithm on it. How can i create do that?

asked 14 Mar '16, 18:09

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eh, what? Sorry, please describe that with much more words. Also please explain what you already know about OSM and what specifically your problem is.

(14 Mar '16, 20:05) aseerel4c26 ♦

So I want to create a patrolling app of a neighbourhood.I know how do parse osm data and how to download it...that's on the server side. What i don't know is how to let the client(android side) to choose the coordinates of the area he want's to i need something like on the osm site where i can manually export some rectangle on the map. I want the client to be able to select that rectangle. And after that how to draw on it the path I calculate on the server side. Thanks for much for the response.

(14 Mar '16, 21:21) PopaPetru

so you want to know a Android map framework (for your Android app) which offers you some input like if you click "Manually select a different area" at and you want to display some poly-line on a map like the blue line in , right?

(14 Mar '16, 21:51) aseerel4c26 ♦

Yes.And the poly-line could be with arrows :D but i will deal with that when i get there. Can you help me?

(14 Mar '16, 22:37) PopaPetru

no, sorry, I am not really an Android dev, but I hope I could help to clarify your question. The only advise I could give is to look at the frameworks which are used by the open source Android apps. Just wait some days, others may help here!

(14 Mar '16, 22:43) aseerel4c26 ♦

Thank you very much for your time.

(14 Mar '16, 22:45) PopaPetru
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