Week of 27 Mar to 2 Apr:
This week was a busy week for our group in
terms of coding and testing. Brad and Kirk prepared an early version of the user
interface, which reacts to the user selecting a region, and closes all windows upon
the thumbnail map being closed.
Additionally, Chris and Kwan worked on drawing the initial thumbnail map from the
data files provided by our client. We were able to produce a map from two of the data
files given. Also, Jeff worked on the data extraction from the given data files.
We have the following goals for the next week.
Brad and Kirk will continue to work on the details of the user interface, which uses
OpenGL to draw the maps. We need to work on event-handling, mainly rescaling the
map given user input and bringing up a useful terrain map upon selecting a region
from the thumbnail map.
Brad is planning to work on a parser to read through the data files and remove the
unnecessary commas, brackets, etc. in them.
Jeff will continue working on the data extraction using C++ standards ifstream and
ofstream for reading the files.
Chris and Kwan will continue to work on the OpenGL details, mainly trying to incorporate
all of the data files into the thumbnail map, and integrating the OpenGL drawing code
with the GUI code provided by Brad and Kirk
During the next week, we still need to discuss coloring of the terrain map according
to elevation. Scaling of the OpenGL is also an issue. Chris is working on developing
an early prototype of the GISMO map tool, by integrating the OpenGL drawing code and
the user interface code.
- Schedule: We seem to be on schedule, but we still have a lot of work to
do. The user interface is not quite complete yet. And we have not drawn a complete
version of the thumbnail map. We should have an early prototype of the map tool soon,
which is a good accomplishment. After this, we can work on generating a terrain map
from a user-selected region.