From: Eric Dannewitz <ericdano@ja...> - 2006-08-25 21:10:00
I still think a great plugin/feature would be to allow approved users to
be able to submit files/pictures in replies to articles.
Larson, Timothy E. wrote:
> Alexandre Leroux wrote:
>> The first feature is adding GeoRSS tags to the RSS feed of the slash
>> site. You can learn more about on http://georss.org and
>> http://slashgeo.org/search.pl?query=georss. In short, RSS items are
>> geolocated, meaning they can be mapped or queried by the user.
>> show me RSS story items that are within 50 miles of my state. My goal
>> was simply to have an automated map my slash stories. It works :-) (I
>> can't show you a map of slashgeo.org's mapped georss feed since I
>> stopped geocoding stories until feature #2 below stops showing errors
>> for geolocated stories :-)
>> My slash site, slashgeo.org, will definitely use the plugin and
>> geolocate every story whenever appropriate. Ultimately, people will be
>> able to browse stories by location, say, stories that relates to the
> Slash - Low-Priority Feature Requests, 699051, story regionalization
> I'd've been happy with a even a list of regions/countries to choose from
> when submitting stories. How hard is it to reliably map any given
> coordinate pair to a city/country/state/area? I can certainly see the
> utility in finding local postings (i.e. "within 200 km of <coord>") but
> more likely (for my needs) I'd want to focus on "Canada" or "Manhattan"
> or "Middle East". It certainly would be easier (for non-geography
> buffs) to submit something like this (i.e. picking from a list, clicking
> a map region) with stories rather than coordinate pairs.
> So this only applies to RSS, and you won't notice anything when visiting
> the site otherwise? If the story has location info, I'd want to see it
> in the story somewhere.
>> What's the overhead? Not much. You simply need to specify a location
>> (latitude / longitude coordinates) for your stories. Does it generate
>> added-value? Well, to my readers, yes, since we're geospatial
>> professionals. To your slashsite? You're the judge! :-)
> I think it would be a huge value-add, and very useful, especially were
> it given the ability to use "general" location as well as "specific"
> location. But like I alluded to, I don't know how difficult it would be
> to piggyback the general on top of the specific.