ANNOUNCE: osm-gps-map 0.5

Hi Everyone,

I am pleased to announce version 0.5 of osm-gps-map, a library, and
python bindings for displaying raster map data from a variety of
different sources.

Where to Get It
Downloads (windows):

What is New
  * Note: Many of the improvements this release was based on
    code from Till Harbaum
  * GDK drawing is not supported anymore, you must have cairo installed
  * Use automake silent rules
  * Add keyboard navigation support to map widget
  * Draw GPS heading in position indicator
  * Allow disabling of tile cache
  * You can now change the map source at runtime
  * Redraw and performance improvements
  * Update python bindings
  * Build and run correctly on Windows
  * A new "changed" signal. Connect to this to monitor when the map zoom/scroll
    or center changes.
  * Add osm_gps_map_source_is_valid

What Is It
osm-gps-map is a Gtk+ widget (and Python bindings) that when given GPS
co-ordinates, draws a GPS track, and points of interest on a moving
map display. It Currently supports a number of different mapping

 * openstreetmap (default)
 * maps-for-free
 * satellite maps from a number of proprietary providers

It also has the following features;

 * Intelligent caching of maps, including the ability to request a
    specific area of the map to be cached ahead of time
 * Recording of points of interest on the map (and the ability to add
    arbitary pixmaps at those points
 * Automatically draws a GPS track (a line showing the history of
    past added points)
 * Automatic centering on new GPS points
 * Support for multiple other tracks of co-ordinate points
 * Adjustable Zoom
 * Includes comprehensive examples (C and Python)
 * Simple, flat API

John Stowers

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