GNOME Maps does not aim to compete with applications like Google Maps. The benefit we can give is integration with other GNOME desktop apps.
Another thing that makes us feel special is our use of open data from OpenStreetMap.
Along side with the specifics the focus will be to polish the features we have and improve the libraries that we depend on, such as the pan/zoom/travel-to place with libchamplain. And the geocode functionality in geocode-glib.
We also want to continue marking tickets in Gitlab with the Newcomers label to provide an entry point for new developers that want to contribute.
Release notes from previous releases: NEWS
Open some OpenStreetMap-specific URL formats (https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-maps/issues/169)
- Move away from Clutter-GTK (to support GTK 4)