JF1980 wrote:Why not take the same approach, click download at your own risk. Guess this project is really for Americans.
Because the Wigle founding fathers have another approach to things such as moral and ethics than the Gpsdrive author. All the information needed to make a mappack from whatever mapsource you want to use is available. They just don't want to do it for you, and run the risk of being sued, just so you can be lazy. The source code for the java based Jigle client is freely available. Go ahead and adapt it to include the features you want. Thats why the source code is provided.
And no, wigle/digle/jigle isn't just for americans, which can be seen on the webmaps link.Just select Europe in the region field.
If you are to lazy/brain-challenged/whatever to edit an ascii file, and put a couple of bitmap files in the same folder, in order to make a mappack for your local area of interest, then yes, Wigle/Digle/Jigle isn't for you.
I made several mappacks for my country and areas of interest, and even wrote and posted a tutorial for a fellow in the UK, covering his local area. Making a mappack ain't exactly brain science nor rocket surgery...
But ok, I see the problem from the Wigle Founding fathers side : Provide a free service, and a good one to boot.. And ofcourse there will be whiners bitching that they have to use their brain in order to adapt it to their specific needs...