Hello everybody !
A couple of days ago, Nextcloud announced the
Maps application on their cloud.
Here is the github link to it.
To quote them:
Using Beautiful map: OpenStreetMap and Leaflet, you can choose between standard map, satellite, topographical, dark mode or even watercolor!
Save your favorite places, privately! Sync with Favorites: GNOME Maps and mobile apps is planned.
Possible using either Routing: OSRM, GraphHopper or Mapbox.
No more boring slideshows, just show directly where you were! Photos on the map:
🙋 Contacts on the map: See where your friends live and plan your next visit.
Lost your phone? Check the map! Devices:
Load GPS tracks or past trips. Recording with Tracks: PhoneTrack or OwnTracks is planned.
Since /e/ cloud is basically based on Nextcloud, we could see a fantastic opportunity here to use this tool to get an /e/maps “module”.
Could it be possible to pin it on /e/'s roadmap?
It could be a good option to have it as a PWA on the phone for instance.
I have just downloaded and activated in my personal NC. Very nice and fast. Good find
September 3, 2019, 11:00am
@harvey186 can you share the details of how the features work on your NextCloud instance. It should be an interesting addition to e.cloud
September 3, 2019, 11:14am
I just installed it on a test server. Some observations:
tiles are loading pretty slowly, no comparison to google maps
tiles are actually loaded directly from
www.openstreetmap.org, they might not be very happy to provide bandwidth for all our users some errors shown after opening maps:
Media scan was not done yet. Wait a few minutes/hours and reload this page to see your photos/tracks. Failed to load contacts
Here is an issue for storing map tiles in Nextcloud:
So I dont think this is quite ready for production yet.
On my nc the maps load is fast. No error . Routing i haven’t tried jet, because a server backup is running.
Open street map is fine for all googlefree users.
September 3, 2019, 12:34pm
I haven’t tried nextcloud maps so far, but talking about maps, what would you think of qwant maps ? the server part seems opensource
So far it’s in beta version.
And Qwant is well known to be a company that loves to postpone its projects… Sometimes for years.
They don’t seem to be as serious as Nextcloud is. So, and only for these reasons, I won’t bet on them.
I stuck with routing. I can’t find a way to activate routing and OSM as routing provider
The documentation is very
Let’s hope it will improve with time.
September 3, 2019, 9:08pm
is it possible to alphatest this on an Android phone, eg by downloading as an apk>?
I’m on the way to test it. But still have trouble with routing setup
Any chance you’d be able to document the process?
September 4, 2019, 4:48pm
is it possible for me to test this on an Android phone, eg by downloading as an apk>? (that’s about as far as my technical skills go…)
I don’t think so.
You need to install it on an already running Nextcloud server.
So I guess, if you don’t have a nextcloud, like me, just wait for the documentation to be released
OK, I have tried everything, but I don’t get the routing working. I have asked in nextcloud community, but no answer.
So my result is: Having OSM on my server and access via phone web browser works fine and is a nice feature. But without routing it makes no sense.
Hope sometimes there will be a better documentation how to setup the routing. Than I will try it again.
Thank you for the test.
I think a good map app is one of the top 5 thing to have in an OS.
So I look forward to any kind of possibilities for /e/…
July 5, 2020, 12:10am
Is anyone familiar with a way in which I could test/pilot nextcloud maps? I’m quite interested to try it out