I have started (August 2013) development of  map viewer application. I will blog some of the important steps of the development process in this section.

The mapping application will use open street maps data for all the map features and Nasa contour data for the elevations.

The outline for the development is as follows:

  1. Setting up the development environment – this will cover the IDE, apis and map data source.
  2. Parsing the data to display simple features – Roads, Forests and Buildings.
  3. Implementing the display of contours.
  4. Implementing a configuration file for the colouring of the different features.

That should keep me quiet for a while. So watch this space!