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  • Maps on GNOME Bugzilla

    Development in Maps is tracked using GNOME's bugtracker. Search the bugtracker for any issues or feature requests you may have. Feel free to work on fixing any bug filed against Maps.



  • Running Maps in GDB

    In order to run gnome-maps in the gdb debugger, you need the following syntax:

    $ libtool --mode=execute gdb --args gjs /usr/bin/gnome-maps





  • GJS Style Guide

    Maps is written in Gjs (GNOME Javascript) and follows the general GJS style guide conventions. A must read if you are unfamiliar with GJS. GJS is an introspected language - for more information about how introspected languages work, check the GObject Introspection Project.




  • Nominatim

    Nominatim (from the Latin, 'by name') is a tool to search OSM data by name and address and to generate synthetic addresses of OSM points (reverse geocoding).



  • OpenTripPlanner

    Provides a range of passenger information and transportation network analysis features using our infrastructure for finding itineraries combining transit, pedestrian, bike, and car segments. More information here.


  • Overpass

    The Overpass API (or OSM3S) is a read-only API that serves up custom selected parts of the OSM map data.





  • Mapzen Data Plenty of useful GeoJSON files to download and test.



Information on the implementation of public transportation ("transit") in GNOME Maps.


Maps Developers

Most contributors to Maps hang out at #gnome-maps on irc.gnome.org. Contributors, users and developers are more than welcome to direct any questions about Maps there.

Apps/Maps/Resources (last edited 2016-10-01 21:00:53 by MarcusLundblad)