[Geowanking] mySociety mapping larks
jo at frot.org
Tue Sep 13 10:43:10 PDT 2005
On Tue, Sep 13, 2005 at 06:57:48PM +0200, Tom Steinberg wrote:
> Hello All,
> mySociety is proud to announce a pair of 'Back o' The Envelope'
> projects of interest to the geowanking world:
> www.Placeopedia.com <-- Connect Wikipedia articles with the places
> they represent
nice! So this can be used to build a ground-up equivalent of the
nima.mil GeoNET gazetteer, for places that Google has gazetteer/geocoders;
a kind of captcha-automation for geographic names?
That's a nice idea, and i'd definitely aggregate the RSS to make
my placename-searches find more things than are in GeoNET.
I'd love to be able to do bounding-box based queries for the RSS, as
well as the KML, for both of these sites, unless there's already a
KML->RDF or ->RSS gateway in the world.
> 1 - The code for this (excepting Google maps) is open source, and
> we'll be happy to give it to anyone who wants an off the shelf
> annotation system for whatever purpose.
Does your internal 'Open Source Definition' state, "i can visit a URL
and download the code from it"? Mine does :)
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