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|Posted: Sun 25 Jun 2017, 12:16 Post subject:
How to install & use Cruiser - an alternative to Google Maps
Subject description: Powered by OpenStreetMaps
From 666philb's link, here:-
Cruiser is a Java-powered alternative to the likes of Google Maps. It doesn't have quite all the fancy 'StreetView' features boasted by Google, but it's a very good global atlas, right down to the individual street scale. Apparently, it employs what's known as 'vector tiling', according to the OpenStreetMap project.....
If you fancy taking a look at it, here's how:-
Oracle's JRE or the open-source IcedTea installed.
CruiserGL-noarch.pet. This is architecture-independent, and will work with 32- and 64-bit.
I recommend rerwin's Get-Java app, which will download, create a package out of, and install, the newest version of JRE available from the Oracle website.
You'll need the javaif-20160616.pet and the get_java-1.0.1.pet. The javaif .pet needs to be installed first. Then you can install Get-Java, and run it.
It will take some little time to complete, as it downloads JRE, then creates either a .pet or SFS package, followed by installing the newly-created package for you.....all automatic, aided by various questions as it runs. So; be patient!
Get-Java will create the correct JRE package for your architecture, although CruiserGL itself is architecture independent, as indeed are all Java apps.....just to clarify the point.
When that's done, download & install the Cruiser-GL-i386.pet from my MediaFire account, here:-
It adds the cruiser directory to /root, and a MenuEntry for starting Cruiser.
Re-boot (to complete the Java install); once this is done, the Java Control Panel (Menu->Utility->Java Control Panel) will show properly. This is how you know the install is complete. Now, you can start Cruiser from Menu->Utility->Cruiser, and...
(You may find, in the maps selection under 'File', that the 'Standard' one will work better than the 'OpenScience' one; it does for me, at any rate.)
If I've helped you.....please say 'Thanks'!
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