ANNOUNCE: osm-gps-map 1.2.0

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Hubert Kowalski

Feb 7, 2021, 9:38:08 AM2/7/21
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Hi Everyone,

I am pleased to announce version 1.2.0 of osm-gps-map, a library
for displaying raster map data from a variety of different sources.

Note: this release bumps so version as it contains a small API change

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What is New
* Change max allowed zoom for various maps (Rolf Eike Beer, Philipe Weyland)

* Add copyright notices to maps (Patrick Salecker)

* Add configureable user-agent property for apps to clearly identify themselves (Patrick Salecker)

* Remove dependency on gnome-common (Patrick Salecker, Hubert Kowalski)

* Add user_data support to points (Martijn Goedhart)

* Add breakable and shade_alpha properties to polygons (Samuel Cowen)

* Python example updated to Python3 (Felipe S. S. Schneider)
* Add Glade catalog file for better glade integration (Davide Gessa)

What Is It
osm-gps-map is a Gtk+ widget (and GObject introspection
bindings) for displaying information on a map. It features a simple
API for displaying tracks and points from GPS co-ordinates.

It Currently supports a number of different mapping sources;

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

It also has the following features;

 * Excellent performance
 * 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
 * Drawing and management of multiple GPS track (a line
  showing the history past added points)
 * Automatic centering on new GPS points
 * Adjustable Zoom
 * Includes comprehensive examples (C, Python, JavaScript)
 * Simple, flat API
 * Support for showing additional display layers rendered
  on top of the map
 * Optional on screen display (OSD)
 * Copyright information for map sources
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