Open Source Flying

April 22, 2014

Open source code is great because anyone can use it. I’ve recently been contributing code to three open source projects. Firstly. I created an iOS wrapper for the open source airport data found at ourairports.com. Thanks for maintaining the data, ourairports!

https://github.com/ckhsponge/iairportsdb

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I also contributed to a wrapper for the world magnetic model. I think this code exists in iOS already because the functionality exists in the compass app but Apple isn’t sharing it with developers.  Thanks for maintaining the model, Stephen!

https://github.com/stephent/ObjectiveWMM

The above two projects are used in the wildly popular NRST: Descent Rate & Airport Finder. I’ll post more about that later.

I’ve been using and trying to advocate for Yalldo. It’s a great social network for flying and I hope it catches on more. Their apps let you record flights that can then be posted online. I noticed that if the app quits, which is not uncommon for long running background apps, the GPS trace will be lost. I emailed Antoine and offered some code for persisting traces. See below. Thanks for maintaining the social network, Antoine!

https://github.com/ckhsponge/iGPSTraceStore

 

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One Response to “Open Source Flying”


  1. I’d seen the Gmail-Hosted some weeks ago.nGreat [another] job by JraNil! Come on http://tropaadet.dk/mosleybond5257081845


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