Please excuse my ignorance of this and if I break any of the rules please be gentle as this is my first post here and I'm not GIS expert either. I need people to steer me in right direction so that I can get started.
I'm experienced programmer working with Python, C/C++, Java, and PHP to name few and have a task at hand to accomplish. We want to make an application that necessitates accurate mapping of the city. And so We need to establish accurate mapping. Collecting positions is not supposed to pose major problem as We can do it with mobile phone (correct me if am wrong here)
Now the problem is what is
really needed to plot it as google map does? A street where one can zoom to see roads and buildings (only roads and buildings matter everything else is ignored)
Is there any tutorial or video that explains how I can achieve that? I looked at postGIS and looks interesting but am afraid of putting too much effort on wrong tools.
Sorry for long post, you can leave a comment to help me ask better.