[Marble-devel] Fwd: GSoC: Weather Data
rahn at kde.org
Fri Mar 27 11:32:15 CET 2009
> Implementation Details:
> I envision the interface for this feature to be similar to the current
> “Legend” tab that's currently in Marble. Pieces of information can be
> toggled on and off depending on what the user is interested in.
> Severe weather alerts are often issued across large areas, such as
> counties in the US. Highlighting these areas may prove to be
> non-trivial. In addition, sometimes more detailed information is
> available, such as individual lightning strikes or earthquake
> epicenters; this data can be represented in a similar manner to above.
That's all very much from the user perspective. I think it would be good if
you added some further thoughts on how the technical implementation would work
(just the "big picture", maybe you mention a few important classes).
Otherwise it looks good :-)
> *Torsten Rahn wrote:
> > This was supposed to end up on marble-devel, but for whatever reason the
> > big hairy e-mail-deer didn't manage to deliver it ...
> > ---------- Forwarded Message ----------
> > Subject: GSoC: Weather Data
> > Date: Saturday 21 March 2009
> > From: "John T. Groszko" <grosjoh1 at iit.edu>
> > To: rahn at kde.org
> > Hello,
> > I'm currently a Graduate Student in Computer Science at Illinois Tech in
> > Chicago, IL. I've got experience with C++ and Qt, I've used them for a
> > few school projects and I've also submitted a few patches to Kopete. I
> > thought it'd be fun to participate in the Summer of Code and get a lot
> > more experience participating in an open source project, particularly
> > KDE.
> > The weather data idea interested me because it's pulling a lot of
> > different data sources together into useful information for the user. It
> > foresee this feature being useful for not only simple weather forecasts
> > for traveling, but even getting wind history/forecasts that would be
> > useful for wind sports like kitesurfing or sailing.
> > I guess I should work on a proposal in the next week or so. Some help
> > input would be great!
> > Thanks,
> > John Groszko
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