Data

Guilhem BONNEFILLE Rob Norris

A page to collect the all data providers that are usable with Viking.

Maps

See [Maps].

Elevation

For information on DEMs in general see the Digital Elevation Model

Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) is built-in. This is accessible via the Viking DEM Layer.

SRTM Voids

SRTM topography is not complete, especially for some mountain areas there are no-data (void) cells and there is no SRTM data north of 60°20'N.

You should be able to manually use updated/missing HGT formatted data from: View Finder Panoramas

Just place them in the appropriate ~/.viking-maps/srtm3-<Area>/ directory. Ensure the file name is in upper-case, is of the form like N01W0123.hgt.zip (i.e. includes leading zeros) and the zip file contains the equivalent N01W0123.hgt file name. Manually rename it if necessary.

Mapquest

Direction

Google

Built-in.

Mapquest

Geocoding

Viking supports such feature via the "Go to..." menu entry.

Google

Built-in.

Geonames

Built-in.

 &lt;object class="VikGotoXmlTool"&gt;
   &lt;property name="label"&gt;Geonames&lt;/property&gt;
   &lt;property name="url-format"&gt;http://ws.geonames.org/search?q=%s&maxRows=1&amp;lang=es&amp;style=short&lt;/property&gt;
   &lt;property name="lat-path"&gt;/geonames/geoname/lat&lt;/property&gt;
   &lt;property name="lon-path"&gt;/geonames/geoname/lng&lt;/property&gt;
 &lt;/object&gt;

OpenStreetMap

Built-in.

 &lt;object class="VikGotoXmlTool"&gt;
   &lt;property name="label"&gt;Name finder&lt;/property&gt;
   &lt;property name="url-format"&gt;http://gazetteer.openstreetmap.org/namefinder/search.xml?find=%s&amp;max=1&lt;/property&gt;
   &lt;property name="lat-path"&gt;/searchresults/named&lt;/property&gt;
   &lt;property name="lat-attr"&gt;lat&lt;/property&gt;
   &lt;property name="lon-path"&gt;/searchresults/named&lt;/property&gt;
   &lt;property name="lon-attr"&gt;lon&lt;/property&gt;
 &lt;/object&gt;
 &lt;object class="VikGotoXmlTool"&gt;
   &lt;property name="label"&gt;Nominatim&lt;/property&gt;
   &lt;property name="url-format"&gt;http://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/search?q=%s&amp;format=xml&lt;/property&gt;
   &lt;property name="lat-path"&gt;/searchresults/place@lat&lt;/property&gt;
   &lt;property name="lon-path"&gt;/searchresults/place@lon&lt;/property&gt;
 &lt;/object&gt;

Other

Web Tools

This gives external links to the current position via file external_tools.xml located in the .viking/ directory in the users home directory.

All individual items must reside within the overall place holder:

 &lt;objects&gt;
 &lt;/objects&gt;

 Note for URL strings that contain special characters such as '&' and ' ' have to be converted to the URL version so '&' becomes '&amp;' and ' ' becomes '%20'.

Also see the latest example external_tools.xml


Google

Built-in.

Bing

Built-in. (Only in git master at 2011-10-29)

OpenStreetMap

OSM ( View / Edit / Render )

Built-in.

Localhost Port 8111 ( JOSM Edit )

Built-in. (Only in git master at 2011-10-29)

 &lt;object class="VikWebtoolBounds"&gt;
   &lt;property name="label"&gt;Local port 8111 (eg JOSM)&lt;/property&gt;
   &lt;property name="url"&gt;http://localhost:8111/load_and_zoom?left=%s&amp;right=%s&bottom=%s&amp;top=%s&lt;/property&gt;
 &lt;/object&gt;

Waymarked Trails: Hiking

 &lt;object class="VikWebtoolCenter"&gt;
   &lt;property name="label"&gt;Waymarked Trails&lt;/property&gt;
   &lt;property name="url"&gt;http://hiking.lonvia.de/en/?lat=%s&amp;lon=%s&amp;zoom=%d&lt;/property&gt;
 &lt;/object&gt;

Letuffe (Hiking)

 &lt;object class="VikWebtoolCenter"&gt;
   &lt;property name="label"&gt;Letuffe (Hiking)&lt;/property&gt;
   &lt;property name="url"&gt;http://beta.letuffe.org/?layers=0B000FFFFFFFFFFFF&amp;lat=%s&amp;lon=%s&amp;zoom=%d&lt;/property&gt;
 &lt;/object&gt;

FR Osmose

 &lt;object class="VikWebtoolCenter"&gt;
   &lt;property name="label"&gt;Osmose&lt;/property&gt;
   &lt;property name="url"&gt;http://osmose.openstreetmap.fr/map/cgi-bin/index.py?layers=B00000FFFFFFFFFFFFT&amp;lat=%s&amp;lon=%s&amp;zoom=%d&lt;/property&gt;
 &lt;/object&gt;

Yahoo!

 &lt;object class="VikWebtoolCenter"&gt;
   &lt;property name="label"&gt;Yahoo! Maps&lt;/property&gt;
   &lt;property name="url"&gt;http://maps.yahoo.com/#lat=%s&amp;lon=%s&amp;zoom=%d&lt;/property&gt;
 &lt;/object&gt;

GB Historic

 &lt;object class="VikWebtoolCenter"&gt;
   &lt;property name="label"&gt;NLS: Historic Map of GB&lt;/property&gt;
   &lt;property name="url"&gt;http://nls.tileserver.com?lat=%s&amp;lng=%s&amp;zoom=%d&lt;/property&gt;
 &lt;/object&gt;

Related

Main Wiki: Main_Page
Main Wiki: Maps
Main Wiki: Support