[Geowanking] opengeocoder.net now has basic synonym support

William J. Spat wspat at ioto.ca
Wed Feb 22 21:47:33 PST 2012


Well put Steve!

 

From: geowanking-bounces at geowanking.org
[mailto:geowanking-bounces at geowanking.org] On Behalf Of Steve Coast
Sent: 22-Feb-12 12:53
To: Tom MacWright; Steve Coast
Cc: Reed Underwood; geowanking at geowanking.org
Subject: Re: [Geowanking] opengeocoder.net now has basic synonym support

 

Maybe. Osm was open source for years without any contributors so it's not
the top of my list.

Steve

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From: Tom MacWright
Sent: 2/22/2012 11:50 AM
To: Steve Coast
Cc: Reed Underwood; geowanking at geowanking.org
Subject: Re: [Geowanking] opengeocoder.net now has basic synonym support

Is the source going to be available at any point?

On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 2:41 PM, Steve Coast <scoast at microsoft.com> wrote:

I think on balance you're right, this stuff is useful even for joe the
plumber.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Reed Underwood [mailto:reed+geowanking at fm2279.com
<mailto:reed%2Bgeowanking at fm2279.com> ]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 11:30 AM
> To: Steve Coast

> Cc: Reed Underwood; geowanking at geowanking.org
> Subject: Re: [Geowanking] opengeocoder.net now has basic synonym
> support
>
> Other uses:
>
> - Finding overlapping and similar boxes.
> - Building hierarchies: U.S.A. > Massachusetts > Boston > North End
> - Finding (quickly) nearby boxes.
> - Everything else anybody could conceivably want to do with a bounding
box.
>
>
> -R.
>
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 06:37:37PM +0000, Steve Coast wrote:
> > The backend looks like an asp.net MVC app on azure talking to a sql
server
> azure db. It's funny, but MVC apps are now easier to write than rails in
my
> experience.
> >
> > Yes, currently it's just four floats. That is, the simplest possible
thing that
> would work.
> >
> > SQL Server is capable of all the geo tomfoolery required. I can't think
of an
> immediately compelling use case though. It might be nice on a detail page
for
> "England" to see all the bboxes which are contained within it but there
are
> higher priority things to get working right now so it will have to wait a
little.
> Any other uses?
> >
> > Steve
> >
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Reed Underwood [mailto:reed at fm2279.com]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 6:02 AM
> > > To: Steve Coast
> > > Cc: Laurence Penney; geowanking at geowanking.org
> > > Subject: Re: [Geowanking] opengeocoder.net now has basic synonym
> > > support
> > >
> > > What's the back-end of this look like? It looks like it's just
> > > bounding boxes stored as floats. Is that correct? If so, would you
> > > want to move to PostGIS or some other spatial DB? Then you could do
> > > really efficient comparisons/envelopes/hierarchies/etc.
> > >
> > > FYI, I like the idea a lot, and I'm using your data for testing
> > > against the spatial DB I'm building
> (https://github.com/runderwood/grist/).
> > >
> > > -R.
> > >
> > > On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 12:24:12AM +0000, Steve Coast wrote:
> > > > This is really showing the cracks in the UI already by shoving the
> > > > 'more' link
> > > in there, but I wanted to get something shipped.
> > > >
> > > > The jquery autocomplete plugin isn't quite flexible enough to do
> > > > what you
> > > suggest also.
> > > >
> > > > I think the next things to get fixed are the ability to mark a
> > > > geocode string
> > > as not geocodable plus exposing some of the wiki-ish data behind it
> > > all like old versions of bboxes, ability to delete and bring back
> > > synonyms. Stuff like that.
> > > >
> > > > Steve
> > > >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From: geowanking-bounces at geowanking.org [mailto:geowanking-
> > > > > bounces at geowanking.org] On Behalf Of Steve Coast
> > > > > Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 4:19 PM
> > > > > To: Laurence Penney
> > > > > Cc: geowanking at geowanking.org
> > > > > Subject: Re: [Geowanking] opengeocoder.net now has basic
> synonym
> > > > > support
> > > > >
> > > > > Find your geocode, grab one of the handles, click "more..."
> > > > >
> > > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > > From: Laurence Penney [mailto:lorp at lorp.org]
> > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 4:12 PM
> > > > > > To: Steve Coast
> > > > > > Cc: geowanking at geowanking.org
> > > > > > Subject: Re: [Geowanking] opengeocoder.net now has basic
> > > > > > synonym support
> > > > > >
> > > > > > How do I set up a new synonym?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > If I type "birmingham" I get no results but a suggestion of
> > > > > > "birmingham, england". I'd like a little button by that
> > > > > > suggestion to hook up my search with the suggestion. Or are
> > > > > > you already stepping in to avoid preferring UK over Alabama?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > - L
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On 21 Feb 2012, at 23:42, Steve Coast wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > ..that is all...
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