Friday, June 25, 2010

Open Street Maps in FalconView

I thought this was too neat not to share.  Here is a sample of the new Open Street Map base map type drawn in FalconView  (Note that the red line is a route being drawn from a KML file.)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

FalconView for Linux

Developed over 15 years ago, the first version of FalconView was designed to run on PC DOS.  FalconView 2.0 for Windows 3.1 appeared shortly thereafter and, since then, FalconView has been an exclusively Windows-based application.  Now, thanks to internal funding by Georgia Tech, a Linux-based version of FalconView is running in the development labs at Georgia Tech.  The goal is to create a cross-platform code base for FalconView.  This will allow FalconView to run in multiple operating systems, like Linux or VxWorks and to support desktop, portable, embedded and mobile devices.  This experimental version currently includes support for the various base map types, the Points Overlay and GPS trails (with more features to come).  Map management is currently performed by the desktop version of FalconView feeding a cross-platform SQLite database for map coverage support.  Georgia Tech hopes to obtain sponsor funding to bring other features to the cross-platform version of FalconView.  Stay tuned for further developments in this area.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

FalconView 4.3 Renamed to FalconView 4.2.1

At the request of it's major sponsors, Georgia Tech is renaming FalconView 4.3 to FalconView 4.2.1.  Sorry for the confusion.