COSMCtrl v1.20 An
MFC class to support display of OpenStreetMap tiles
Welcome to COSMCtrl, A freeware MFC GUI control class which implements
display of OpenStreetMap tiles.
Here's a screen capture of the sample app provided in the download which
exercises the class:
- Provides a standard MFC CStatic derived class which can be used just
like the CStatic class.
- Supports Mapnik, Cyclemap, Mapquest OSM and Mapquest Open
Aerial tile providers.
- Supports downloading via WinHTTP to a configurable local file system
cache to improve performance.
- Supports zooming via keyboard keys and the wheel mouse. It uses the keys '+' and '-' and a mouse left double click.
- Supports scrolling via the keyboard as well as mouse dragging. It uses the keys
"Left", "Back", "Right", "End", "Up", "Prior", "Down" and "Next".
- Implements asynchronous download of visible tiles.
- Supports a scroll rose and zoom bar based on the same controls on the
OpenStreeMap web site.
- Supports displaying a simple legend which indicates scale.
- Supports automatically displaying correct OpenStreetMap copyright
attribution on the control. This is achieved through the use of a child
control SysLink control with hyperlinks to the OpenStreetMap web site and
the license it uses.
- All of the control parts which the COSMCtrl class supports namely scroll
rose, zoom bar, legend and the copyright items can be attached to specific
client locations on the map.
- Tiles from the previous and next zoom level can be used in a stretched
and squeezed fashion if not available at the current zoom level.
- Supports used defined markers, polylines, polygons and circles being
overlaid on the map. In addition to just allowing static markers, polylines,
polygons and circles to be added, the code has comprehensive support for
interactively editing, dragging, moving and deleted these items. Please note
that these items cannot be correctly displayed if they cross the
international date line or if they traverse extreme polar latitudes which
the slippy map tiles of OpenStreetMap do not cover.
- Tiles outside the visible edge can be pre-cached for improved
- Provides helper methods to allow download of specific tiles.
- Supports a full set of methods to calculate the distance between two
points as well as calculate the end location from a start position given a
certain distance and bearing. These methods implement C++ versions of
Vincenty's Direct and Inverse algorithms. These methods are required for
calculation of the scale bar as well as supporting dragging polygons and
polylines. The sample app now uses these features to show the distance and
bearing for the first polyline or polygon which is selected in the status
- The class supports a Rectangular selection mode. When this mode is
activated, you can select specific markers, polylines and polygons on the
map and in conjunction with support for the "Delete" button you can
interactively edit the items on the map
- A complete sample app which exercises all the classes functionality
including print preview and printing support.
- Supports a comprehensive "Map Operations" dialog. This in conjunction
with the rectangular selection mechanism allows you to delete specific
tiles, download specific tiles (optionally skipping files which have already
been downloaded) as well as support Mapnik re-render requests. This dialog
uses a worker thread to remain responsive while these potentially lengthy
operations are taking place. In addition this dialog provides feedback via a
progress control and a static text notification area as the operation is
taking place as well as cancelation support. This dialog on its own provides
a good example on how to implement a responsive user interface while a
lengthy operation is happening.
- Supports "decimation" of polylines and polygons. This feature adds new
nodes between all the existing nodes of a polyline or polygon. This can
prove useful where you have a feature where the curvature of the earth can
cause distortion of the displayed object. By default this feature is
provided for by double clicking on an editable polyline or polygon.
- Support for drawing crosshairs at the center of the map.
- Supports a ZoomToBounds method. This method takes two positions which
the method will ensure will be shown on the map at the highest possible zoom
level. In conjunction with various "GetBoundingRect*" methods you can now
add your various items to the map and then zoom to those items. This avoids
client code needing to explicitly handle zoom levels of center positions.
- Provides a comprehensive API via the public methods of the class. In
addition numerous virtual functions are provided to further customize the
behaviour of the class.
- Provides support for GPS devices via the authors
- As of v1.09, the control now uses the Windows 7 Animation API's if
available for zoom level and position changes.
- As of v1.10, the sample app now supports collecting track logs to GPX
files and importing GPX files for display on the map.
- As of v1.12, the sample app now supports Nominatim Search and reverse
geocoding via the authors
- As of v1.14, the sample app now includes support for using GPS devices
which support the Windows 7 Sensors API in addition to the author's own
GPSCom2 library. This
functionality is provided using the author's
- As of v1.15, the control now supports drawing with Direct2D as well as
the older GDI+ graphics API. This new code provides a very good sample to
developers who are looking to migrate their large GDI/GDI+ code bases to D2D
as the before and after code in COSMCtrl can be compared to each other.
- As of v1.20, the control now supports a "m_fBearingOfTopOfMap" setting
when using the D2D code path. This feature allows you to change the map
orientation so that north is not necessarily at the top of the mode.
zip file contains the
COSMCtrl source code and a simple VC 2010 MFC SDI Document View test program to exercise
all of the class's functionality.
- You are allowed to include the source code in
any product (commercial, shareware, freeware or otherwise) when your product
is released in binary form.
- You are allowed to modify the source code in
any way you want except you cannot modify the copyright details at the top
of each module.
- If you want to distribute source code with
your application, then you are only allowed to distribute versions released
by the author. This is to maintain a single distribution point for the
V1.0 (28 November 2009)
V1.01 (17 December 2009)
- Addition of a SetCenterPosition override method which allows the zoom
level to be changed in one go along with the centre position of the map.
- The control now handles a left mouse double click as a request to zoom in
the map at the cursor position. This is consistent with how the main OpenStreetMap web site map operates
- Addition of a GetPosition method which converts a client coordinates point
into a latitude and longitude position
- Code now allows previous zoom level images to be used in a stretched
fashion if the tile does not exist at the current zoom level.
- Code now allows next zoom level images to be used in a squeezed fashion if
the tile does not exist at the current zoom level.
- The DrawScaleBar method now takes user preferences as to whether they are using
the Metric (Kilometres) or Imperial (Miles) system of measurement into account
when drawing the scale
- The DrawScaleBar method now displays a rounded scale value rather than the exact
width of one tile
- You can now customize the UserAgent string used by the class via the
- You can now customize the ordering of which tiles are downloaded. By
default the tiles which are closest to the centre of the map are downloaded
first and the algorithm works outwards from there. If you prefer you can
download using a simple download Y outer loop and a left to right inner loop.
This behaviour can be changed via the SetDownloadOrder method.
- The sample app now explicitly does not draw the scroll rose and zoom bar
when the map is being printed.
- By default the control now caches two additional rows/columns of tiles
around the edge of the map in anticipation that the end user will scroll around
the map. The number of additional row/columns which are cached in this mechanism
can be configured via the new SetDownloadTilesEdgeCount method. If you were to
use a value of 0, then only the tiles necessary to fully cover the visible
client area will be downloaded.
- The sample app now includes static MFC build configurations and
the exe included in the download now pulls in MFC this way.
V1.02 (10 January 2010)
- Fixed a bug in the display of the polar regions at low zoom settings.
- You can now scroll horizontally continuously around all longitudes.
- Fixed an issue where the scale would report a distance of 0 meters
at zoom level 0.
- Improved the overall responsiveness of the control by ensuring that the
download thread returns quickly from any blocking calls when the code needs
to terminate the download thread. The trick which the code uses is to share
the Wininet session handle between the download thread and the main thread
and when it comes time to kill the download thread the session handle is
closed via InternetCloseHandle in the main thread. This causes any derived
Wininet handles which the download thread has created from this session
handle to become invalid and causes any blocking call on these handles to
return with an error. This change also means that I do not need to
completely re-architect the code to use asynchronous Wininet calls. Having
taken a look at how asynchronous Wininet works I'm real glad about this.
- Fixed an issue in DownloadThread() where the code would attempt to
download a tile with an invalid Y value. This resulted in spurious TRACE
messages in debug builds.
- Fixed a bug where the OnPaint method was not using the values returned
from GetDrawScrollRose(), GetDrawZoomBar() & GetDrawScaleBar().
- As a really nice to have, the Zoom Bar is now drawn using
transparency, just like on the main OpenStreetMap web site. As you may know
GDI does not really handle transparency well, so I found it hard to find a
good example on how to achieve this. Most of the examples I found were based
on using a pre-existing image with an alpha channel already provided. My
COSMCtrl code does not require any pre-rendered bitmaps and I wanted to keep
the code this way. I did not also want to throw away all the GDI code and
replace it with GDI+ code just for this one effect. For those interested in
how the code works, it uses ATL::CImage to generate a 32 bit ARGB DIB
section bitmap and select that into a memory device context. Then I use
standard GDI calls as before to render most of the parts of the zoom bar,
then I directly access the bits of the DIB section via CImage::GetBits and
CImage::GetPitch and modify the transparency of specific pixels to achieve
the effect I want. At this point you also need to do the calculations to
ensure the RGB components of the pixel are premultiplied by the alpha value
as this is what is required. Then I use CDC::AlphaBlend to blend the just
created zoom bar pixels onto the map data which has already been rendered to
the device context. I was worried about the performance of this code as I
need to iterate across all the pixels of the DIB section to achieve this
effect, but some profiling on my main dev machine showed that it added very
little overhead to the total rendering time. All of this code is in
COSMCtrl::DrawZoomBar and hopefully you may find this code of interest for
your own projects which want to do runtime alpha blending. Finally if you do
not want a transparent zoom bar, you can disable this effect using
- You can now optionally draw rectangles around each rendered tile
- The sample app now ships with a VC 2008 solution and project
instead of VC 2005.
- The sample app now uses separate cache directories for the
different tile providers. In addition the cache directory is now located at
" "CSIDL_LOCAL_APPDATA"\OSMCtrlApp\"Provider" "
- The client area is now invalidated when you change tile provider.
- The sample app now can display a tile properties dialog when you
right mouse click on the map. This dialog uses SysLink controls and as such
will only show up if you build a Unicode version of the app. As such the
binary included in the download is now the Static Unicode Release build.
This tile properties dialog shows the following tile attributes: Provider,
URL to download from, local cache path, the physical dimensions of the tile
in vertically and horizontally, The center position of the tile, the tile
Coordinates and the Rerender and status URLs if any. Please note that the
vertical distance is the actual great arc distance from the top left of the
tile to the bottom left, while the horizontal distance is the great arc
distance from the bottom left of the tile to the bottom right of the tile.
It is important to emphasize this as at lower zoom levels the scale of the
map becomes different depending on where you are located in the tile.
- Updated the sample app icon to use the standard OpenStreetMap logo.
V1.03 (16 March 2010)
- Updated the sample app to include copyright details in line with
The copyright details are displayed in the about dialog and on the main map
itself. For client applications which use COSMCtrl, you should review these
details to make sure you are compliant with the OpenStreetMap licensing
- The zoom bar can now be shown using a standard Win32 slider control
instead of custom draw code and this setting is now the default. To change
this behaviour you can use SetDrawZoomBarAsSlider(FALSE)
- The setting to allow a zoom via double click has now been separated from
the setting to allow a zoom via the wheel mouse.
- Sample app now shows the modified date of the tile in the Tile
- The sample app now allows a specific tile to be refreshed via the view
context menu and the main application menu
- The scroll rose, zoom bar, and scale bar can all now be placed on the
control in an arbitrary position. This is achieved via two additional
parameters to SetDrawScrollRose, SetDrawZoomBar and SetDrawScaleBar. These
parameters allow an anchor position on the map to be chosen for the control
as well as an offset position.
- Fixed an issue where the download thread would get created if the cache
directory was not specified.
- The class now supports markers, polylines, polygons and circles being
overlaid on the map. In addition to just allowing static markers, polylines,
polygons and circles to be added, the code now has comprehensive support for
interactively editing, dragging, moving and deleted these items. The sample
app has been extensively modified to demo these features.
- Re-implemented all GDI drawing code with GDI+. This provides much better
support for features such as transparency etc and will make it easier to add
more features to the code base going forward.
- The class now supports a full set of methods to calculate the distance
between two points as well as calculate the end location from a start
position given a certain distance and bearing. These methods implement C++
versions of Vincenty's Direct and Inverse algorithms. These methods are
required for calculation of the scale bar as well as supporting dragging
polygons and polylines. The sample app now uses these features to show the
distance and bearing for the first polyline or polygon which is selected in
the status bar.
- The code to draw the scale bar has been re-factored to allow further
detailed client customization.
- The various strings which are used by the class are now all stored in a
string table. You need to ensure that all the string resources of ID
"IDS_OSMCTRL*" and dialog resources of "IDD_OSMCTRL*" are included in your
- Fixed a bug where the download thread would not be created if you
changed the location of the map using the cursor keys
- The control now supports a Rectangular selection mode. When this mode is
activated, you can select specific markers, polylines and polygons on the
map and in conjunction with support for the "Delete" button you can
interactively edit the items on the map
- Addition of a new comprehensive "Map Operations" dialog. This in
conjunction with the rectangular selection mechanism allows you to delete
specific tiles, download specific tiles (optionally skipping files which
have already been downloaded) as well as support Mapnik re-render requests.
This dialog uses a worker thread to remain responsive while these
potentially lengthy operations are taking place. In addition this dialog
provides feedback via a progress control and a static text notification area
as the operation is taking place as well as cancelation support. This dialog
on its own provides a good example on how to implement a responsive user
interface while a lengthy operation is happening.
- The control now supports "decimation" of polylines and polygons. This
feature adds new nodes between all the existing nodes of a polyline or
polygon. This can prove useful where you have a feature where the curvature
of the earth can cause distortion of the displayed object. By default this
feature is provided for by double clicking on an editable polyline or
polygon. Thanks to Dermot McNally for prompting this update
- The control now has support for drawing crosshairs at the center of the
- The control now supports a ZoomToBounds method. This method takes two
positions which the method will ensure will be shown on the map at the
highest possible zoom level. In conjunction with various new
"GetBoundingRect*" methods you can now add your various items to the map and
then zoom to those items. This avoids client code needing to explicitly
handle zoom levels of center positions.
- The arrow keys now scroll by a small amount while the likes of PageUp /
PageDown keys will scroll by a tile at a time
V1.04 (9 April 2010)
- Reworked the OnPaint code to use classic double buffering via a
GDI memory device context rather than using the GDI+ equivalent code. This
restructuring of the code gives up a typical improvement of 125 ms down to
52 ms for a redraw over terminal services on my main dev machine (a 240%
increase in performance) and a speed up of 140 ms down to 100 ms for a
redraw on my primary graphics card on my main dev machine (a 40% increase in
performance). My theory on why this new code is faster is probably due to
the fact that we the code is now probably avoiding a code path in GDI+ which
needs to convert from the internal GDI+ ARGB bitmap format to a format
compatible with the display device context. Thanks to Frits van Veen for
suggesting this update.
- Following on from the previous performance optimization, the
control now maintains an internal cache of Gdiplus::CachedBitmap* tiles in
memory. The conversion process which GDI+ itself must perform to convert
from its' internal format to the format compatible with the display device
context proved to be a significant percentage of the time involved in
drawing the control, hence the need for this caching optimization. The
default size of this in memory cache array is 100 elements which based on
average type tiles in Ireland corresponds to a total application memory
usage for the unicode release build of demo app of about 30 MB. You can
change this limit by using the new SetMaxInMemoryCachedTiles method. If you
want you can turn of this caching by calling SetMaxInMemoryCachedTiles(0)
(not advised as it will adversely impact performance of the control). To
give you further background on how you would pick a good value for this: at
a resolution of 2560 * 1600, a maximized window will display approximately
60 OSM standard sized 256 * 256 tiles. This metric is where I arrived at 100
for the default value. With this optimization now in place and taking the
previous optimization example, the drawing time for a full screen window on
my primary graphics card on my main dev machine has speeded up of 140 ms to
100 ms to 15 ms. This corresponds to a 930% increase in performance! when
compared to v1.03 of the control. You can really now see the difference in
performance in the control when you drag the control and notice how really
responsive it its. Again many thanks to Frits van Veen for doing all the low
level performance testing and suggestions for this update.
- If you hold down the control key while using the arrow keys to
navigate around the map, the map now scrolls by a tile rather than a small
pixel amount. This is consistent with how most other Map controls behave.
Thanks to Frits van Veen for providing this update.
- The amount which the ScrollToNorth/East/South/West() methods
scroll by can now be controlled via a new SetScrollPixels() method. The
default value for this has been increased from 4 to 20 pixels. Thanks to
Frits van Veen for providing this update.
V1.05 (10 April 2010)
- The control now only attempts to keep the position under the cursor when
you do a mouse zoom if the position is in the client area, otherwise the control
simple zooms in or out at the current center position
V1.06 (1 May 2010)
- The control now has the concept of a GPS position and recent track. This
is achieved through the new member variables: m_GPSTrack and
m_colorGPSTrackPointer and the new methods of SetMaxGPSTracks, GetMaxGPSTracks &
AddGPSTrack. In addition the sample app has been updated to use the authors
GPSCom2 library to add comprehensive support to the sample app for GPS devices.
V1.07 (2 May 2010)
- Reduced the m_nMaxGPSTracks default value to 600, which if we are
receiving GPS data every second corresponds to the last 10 minutes of the
track will be shown.
- Introduced the concept of bearing valid and speed valid to COSMCtrlPosition. In addition the COSMCtrl now visually indicates the lack
of a bearing valud by drawing the GPS triangle using black rather than the
standard red color.
- Introduced the concept of loss of a GPS fix to the control. If there is
no fix, the GPS triangle will now only be drawn as an outline rather than
- The GPS track polyline's attributes are now explicitly set in the
- Fixed a clipping problem in the code which calculates the bounding rect for the GPS track.
- Fixed a clipping problem when the GPS triangle moves a significant
distance from one fix to the next.
- Optimized the code in AddGPSTrack when perform invalidations of
the client area.
V1.08 (22 July 2010)
- Updated the code to work with GDI+ v1.0 which is the version supported
prior to Windows Vista. Thanks to Richard Dols for reporting this issue.
- Fixed a bug in DrawScaleBar where the actual distance shown would be out
by a factor of two when the zoom value was anything other than zero. Thanks
to Richard Dols for reporting this embarrassing mistake.
- Fixed a redraw glitch for polylines by modifying COSMCtrl::GetBoundingRect(const
COSMCtrlPolyline& polyline... and COSMCtrl::GetBoundingRect(const
COSMCtrlPolygon& polygon... to not be as aggressive with its inclusion of
the extra margin.
- The SetTileProvider method now calls Invalidate internally. This ensures
that the map cleanly updates when you switch tile providers.
V1.09 (16 August 2010)
- The control now includes support for fractional zoom levels.
- The control now uses the Windows 7 Animation API's if available for zoom
level and position changes. If you do not require animations then this
behavior can be disabled.
- Updated the sample app to compile cleanly on VC 2010. Also because
the sample app now takes advantage of the Windows 7 Animation API's, the
project files shipped in the sample are now for VC 2010 as this includes the
Windows 7 SDK in the box. You can still use the control in older versions of
VC though (>= VC 2005). For example if you want to exclude the Windows 7
Animation support, you can define the "COSMCTRL_NOANIMATION" preprocessor
- Included some missing status bar prompts for menu items in the sample
V1.10 (23 August 2010)
- Fixed a bug in COSMCtrl::SetZoom which caused drawing glitches in the
- Made the default animation speed a bit faster
- To avoid requirements for client code to create the control using
the WS_CLIPCHILDREN style, the control now forces a repaint on the zoom bar
control and copyright control if they are in the clipping rect.
- Fixed some maths problems in the COSMCtrl::HandleLButtonDownStandard
when calculating the position of mouse clicks on the zoom bar
- The sample app now includes support for logging tracks to a GPX
file. This setting can be enabled in the GPS Settings dialog by checking the
"Enable GPX Track Log" checkbox. When this is enabled, then every
time a new
GPRMC NMEA sentence arrives from your GPS device it will be logged. The
location of the GPX file is "CSIDL_LOCAL_APPDATA"\OSMCtrlApp\GPX\YYYYMMDD.gpx".
For performance reasons the GPX file will only be written to file every 60th
new waypoint. For most GPS devices this should correspond to every minute.
The code will also ensure that if the app is closed and restarted, that any
existing data in today's GPX file will be preserved and a new track will be
created. The code also correctly handles when a GPS fix has been lost under
which it will create a new track segment in the GPX file. To support GPX
files, a very simple set of MFC classes have been developed in the header
file "OSMCtrlGPX.H". These classes use MSXML 6 for its XML parsing and
saving requirements. Please note that these classes are not comprehensive
wrappers for all the features of GPX files, but just enough to support the
COSMCtrl GPX requirements. If there is demand out there I may consider
extending these classes to support all the features of GPX files.
- The sample app now has support for importing GPX tracks and
displaying them on the map. This can be achieved using the "File -> Import
GPX File" menu item.
V1.11 (8 September 2010)
- Updated the zip file to only include the VC 2010 project files.
Thanks to Frits van Veen for reporting this issue.
- Fixed up comment in sample app about inclusion of "enumser.h". Thanks to
Frits van Veen for reporting this issue.
- Updated the zip file to include missing OSMCtrlGPX.h. Thanks to Frits
van Veen for reporting this issue.
- Fixed a bug in COSMCtrlAppView::OnFileImportGPXFile in the sample
app where the filename filter was not working correctly. Thanks to Frits van
Veen for reporting this issue.
- Updated the error message in the sample app when a GPX file fails to
import. It now mentions the need for 1.1 schema GPX files.
- The sample app now saves the track log any time the filename for
the log changes e.g. midnight crossovers.
- Updated the GPX class to support saving and loading GPX waypoints. In
addition the sample app now displays these waypoints when you import a GPX
- Sample app now includes a more specific error message if GPSCom2 cannot
be used because of a registration issue. Thanks to Frits van Veen for
reporting this issue.
V1.12 (1 November 2010)
- Now supports the Mapquest tile provider as documented at
- CreateCopyrightLinkCtrl method now works correctly if Windows is
using a High DPI setting
- Fixed an ASSERT in the Draw method which could occur when m_bDrawZoomBarAsSlider is TRUE.
- The ControlAnchorPosition and offset CPoint values now refers to
the edge of the child control which is closest to the border instead of the
top left edge of the control. This makes it easier for client applications
to control layout behaviour.
- Fixed a bug in the tile properties dialog in the sample app which
would report the distance in meters instead of in Kilometers or Miles.
- The sample app has been updated to use the author's CNominatim
library to add comprehensive support for Nominatim searches and Address
- Fixed a bug where the download thread would not be restarted if
the control uses a Windows animation during panning
- DrawScaleBar has been refactored somewhat and now works correctly if
Windows is using a High DPI setting
V1.13 (20 November 2010)
- Added support for a simple event handler mechanism to the class
- Reworked the sample app's Refresh Tile, Tile Properties and
Address Lookup functions to allow the user to click on the part of the map
where they want the operation performed rather than using the current cursor
position. This means that using these options from the main menu is now more
useful. Thanks to Frits van Veen for suggesting this update.
- Implemented a Goto Coordinates Dialog in the sample app
- Updated the sample app to use a built in resource for the png
default marker rather than a stand alone png file. Thanks to Frits van Veen
for suggesting this update.
V1.14 (6 February 2011)
- Now includes support for using GPS devices which support the Windows 7
Sensors API in addition to the author's own
GPSCom2 library. The only
difference you will see is that any GPS sensor installed will appear in the
GPS Settings dialog. Select the sensor instead of a COM port and the sample
app will now use the specified Windows 7 GPS sensor. This support for the
Windows 7 Sensors API is provided using the author's
V1.15 (30 April 2011)
- A major addition to the control: Implemented comprehensive support
for Direct2D drawing in COSMCtrl. This support is provided by the new MFC
D2D wrapper classes provided with Visual Studio 2010 SP1. By default this
support is enabled so you will need to have VS 2010 and SP1 installed to
take advantage. If you do not want this you can define COSMCTRL_NOD2D before
pulling in the OSMCtrl classes and the code will fall back to using GDI+.
This new code provides a very good sample to developers who are looking to
migrate their large GDI/GDI+ code bases to D2D as the before and after code
in COSMCtrl can be compared to each other. If you want to exclude D2D from
COSMCtrl define COSMCTRL_NOD2D and the code will fall back to the original
GDI+ drawing logic. Performance testing on my laptop indicates that the
drawing code time has reduced from c. 3 - 4 ms for a full screen redraw down
to c. 0.3 ms i.e. a speed up of 900%!.
- Updated copyright details.
- Implemented a "Delta" mode for the control. When this mode is
enabled via SetDeltaMode(TRUE), any newly updated cached local tiles will be
blinked with the old tile it has been replaced with, when you do a refresh/redownload
of the tile
- In debug mode the code no longer reports any
ERROR_INTERNET_OPERATION_CANCELLED download errors via TRACE.
- Fixed a bug in the download code where you would get intermittent
download errors because the file is locked because of how GDI+ locks the
file when you open a bitmap from it.
- Sample app now handles the ISensorEvents::OnLeave event. This
event occurs when your GPS sensor is removed from the system (such as
unplugging the device if it is GPS). The app now closes down GPS mode in the
control if this occurs.
- The m_Icons member variable in COSMCtrl now maintains COSMCtrlIcon
pointers rather than actual instances. This fixes a bug in the code where
previously it was not clear where ownership of the resources belong to. Now
since they are pointers, client code is responsible for the lifetime of the
- Fixed a bug in the sample app where the CMySensorEvents::OnDataUpdated
and CMySensorEvents::OnLeave could cause an access violation if called
during shutdown of the sample app.
- The GPS Location triangle is now drawn using some transparency.
- Refactored the ancillary "COSMCtrl*" classes which the main
control class depends on. All of these classes are now contained in separate
- GDI+ code path which draws fractionally zoomed tiles now uses
in-memory tile cache.
- When drawing fractionally zoomed tiles, the next zoom level tiles
are now used in preference to the previous zoom level.
- Reworked tile providers to use a new interface class of IOSMCtrlTileProvider. This allows easier addition of new tile providers.
- Added support for Mapquest Open Aerial tiles via the new
- Optimized ClientToPosition and PositionToClient methods by
allowing them to pass in the client rect.
- Markers, Polylines, Polygons and circles can now be excluded from hit
testing via a new "m_bHitTest" member variable
- Fixed a memory leak in SetCacheDirectory.
- The classes now have support for using WinHTTP instead of Wininet
as the download API. Please note that if you use WinHTTP then the sample app
will not provide Nominatim search and addresss lookup as currently the
CNominatim class only supports Wininet and not WinHTTP.
V1.16 (30 November 2013)
- Updated copyright details.
- Removed If Modified Since functionality from code.
- Updated the code to compile cleanly on VC 2012 and 2013.
- IOSMCtrlTileProvider interface now provides a GetDownloadPort method.
- The sample app now provides Nominatim search and addresss lookup via
- Reworked the code to use the author's WinHTTPWrappers classes for
downloading in a truly async manner
- Reworked all the OSMCtrl classes to use std::vector instead of
- Updated text on copyright control to refer to the new ODbL license for
- Removed defunct Osmarender tile provider
- Updated the URL used for
the Mapquest Open Aerial Tile Provider as per
- Updated the URL used for the OpenCycleMap Tile Provider as per
V1.17 (1 December 2013)
- Updated to use new versions of the author's MFCSensor, EnumSerialPorts
and WinHTTPWrappers classes.
V1.18 (10 June 2014)
- Updated copyright details.
- Updated to use new version of the author's WinHTTPWrappers classes. This addresses a bug where the drawing code for the control could draw with a tile
which has been partially downloaded. Thanks to Simon Orde for reporting this issue.
- Fixed a bug in COSMCtrlWinHTTPRequest::OnCallbackComplete where tiles which did not download successfully were not deleted. Thanks to Simon Orde for
reporting this issue.
The duration of the animation duration can now be customized via a new virtual "CalculateTransitionDuration" method. Also by default the minimum the
minimum duration of a animation has been set to 0.5 seconds. Thanks to Simon Orde for reporting this issue.
- Added some additional TRACE'ing code to the COSMCtrl::OnDownloadComplete method to show failed file operations in debug builds of the code.
- Fixed the text in a number of TRACE statements in COSMCtrl::StartAsyncDownload.
- Fixed a bug in the COSMCtrl::Refresh method where it did not pass the correct parameters to StartAsyncDownload which would sometimes not result in a
- Removed unnecessary code to delete an unsuccessful download tile from COSMCtrl::OnDownloadComplete as this is already done in COSMCtrlWinHttpRequest::OnCallbackComplete.
Removed support for the in memory cache in the D2D code path as it cause drawing problems and is not really needed anyway.
Removed the delta mode feature from the control as there are better ways of looking back at OSM historical data online.
- Fixed an ASSERT which could occur in COSMCtrlWinHttpRequest::OnCallbackComplete when this method is called when the test application is being shutdown.
V1.19 (13 June 2014)
- Fixed a bug where you would occasionally get an access violation when
there was a WinHTTP callback pending and your close the demo app.
V1.20 (13 June 2014)
- The HDOP (Horizontal Dilution Of Precision) value is now used to draw a
circle around the current GPS location in the Direct2D code path.
- The sample app now zooms to level 18 if the current zoom level is less than
18 upon received the first position in the gpx track. This zooming is done with
- Reworked the Direct2D code path which draws the current GPS position to
use a nicer looking triangle as well as rename some virtual functions in this
- Fixed a bug in the DrawGPSTrack method where if the track was empty, the
function would fail prematurely and would fail to draw the gps position triangle.
- Added support for a "m_fBearingOfTopOfMap" setting when using the D2D code
path. This major new feature allows you to change the map orientation so that
north is not necessarily at the top of the mode. Please note that to facilitate
this a major rework of the D2D code path had to be done. The demo app has also
been updated to allow the bearing value to be changed by dragging on the map.
In addition the current Windows 7 Animations code path has been extended
to support animations for changing the bearing. For example if you zoom into
a specific location on the map, then rotate the map interactively, then close
and reopen the demo app, you will see an animation which rotates, zooms and recenters the map to the saved location.
- All "BOOL bAnimation" parameters to methods have been replaced with a "double
fAnimationDuration" parameter. This allows client code to directly specify the
animation duration without needing to override a virtual method. Using a value
of 0 for fAnimationDuration will not use an animation. This means that the CalculateTransitionDuration
virtual method is now defunct and has been removed.
- Removed most of the now unused "GetBoundingRect*" methods.
- Added a new "m_bChangeBearingOfMap" GPS setting for the demo app. When this
new setting is enabled, the map will be oriented in the direction of travel
upon arrival of each new GPS location event. This new feature works for both
the Windows 7 Sensors and the GPSCom2 code paths.