I’d just like to announce the GitHub repo of the project that @Eesger and myself are working on (when we have the time) - OpenWanderer, which aims to be a completely free and open source panoramas platform, both off- and on-road. We’ve mentioned this before but now there is a github organisation, containing repos. which is open to contributions. See here
Not so much there yet but essentially there will be three components:
a server https://github.com/openwanderer/new-server which will provide an API and accept panoramas. This is partly based on OpenTrailView code. (PHP)
serverrepo shows this.
a panorama processing daemon on the server which will perform such tasks as face/license plate detection, calculating the elevation of panoramas, etc. (Python). This is not started yet but some of the face-detection code in the
exptsrepo will be used as a starting point.
As I said, not so much there yet; we’ve been playing around with various ideas over recent months and one of the three repos is a collection of experiments; but nonetheless the
jsapi repos will form a concrete basis for further work.
The key philosophy of OpenWanderer is not to build a monolithic platform sitting on one server, or server cluster - but rather a fully free and open source (LGPL license) and highly modular platform which anyone can download, install on their own server, and adapt and extend for their own specific use-case.
OpenWanderer will form the basis for the eventual next version of OpenTrailView.