[OSM-dev] Planet aggregator (was Re: user diaries enhancement request)

80n 80n80n at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 21:10:36 BST 2007


On 6/21/07, Shaun McDonald <shaunmcdonald131 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> On 21 Jun 2007, at 19:09, Dan Karran wrote:
>
> > A planet OpenStreetMap aggregator could be a good idea, but I
> > personally don't think it should be a part of the diary system. I
> > think it should be something separate (using Venus, for example) that
> > pulls in the diary entries as well as blog posts from the cloud.
>
> My blog is currently being aggregated on the OpenOffice.org planet at
> http://planet.go-oo.org/ and would be happy to write more mapping
> post if it is integrated into an osm planet.
>
> +1 for having the diary posts integrated into any planet feed.
>
> >
> > Shame planet.openstreetmap.org is already in use  ;)
> >
>
> There is nothing to say that we cannot move what is currently at
> planet.openstreetmap.org to some other domain name.
> How about earth.openstreetmap.org?


Since there is more than one planet, and someone might want to map the
canals of Mars one day, I think we should call our planet by its proper
name.  +1 for earth.


Maybe we could have play.openstreetmap.org, which would be a separate
> system for people to make up their own country, maybe even in a
> similar method to second life. Um, maybe we would need to have some
> for of animation of people/trains/cars/bikes on the map first, before
> we could commercialise that.
>
> >
> > Dan
> >
> > On 6/21/07, Kerry Burke <kerry at kurverit.com> wrote:
> >> Using a planet aggregator is a good way to aggregate feeds.
> >>
> >> Venus could be the way to go:
> >> http://intertwingly.net/code/venus/docs/index.html
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >> Kerry.
> >>
> >> Stefan Baebler wrote:
> >>> Guys, please don't get carried away into writing another blogging
> >>> software (preview, bbcode, detecting links in text, permalinks,
> >>> spamfight, comments....), just to add location information to posts
> >>> (somehow i assumed that was the reason for even starting diaries).
> >>> Anyhow, there are plugins for most popular opensource blogging
> >>> software doing just that.
> >>>
> >>> Yes, do provide some basic functionality for people without
> >>> blogs, but
> >>> aggregating registered user's rss feeds on the osm topic might be
> >>> far
> >>> better / more useful idea.
> >>>
> >>> Eg: http://www.openstreetmap.org/diary should also include blog
> >>> posts,
> >>> such as
> >>> http://damumbl.byteholder.de/blog/?cat=11&feed=rss2, nicely merged
> >>> with other posts (other rss feeds and osm diaries) ordered by date.
> >>> Also served as RSS. Users would enter their blog's feed URL in their
> >>> preferences.
> >>>
> >>> greets,
> >>>      Stefan
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On 6/21/07, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net> wrote:
> >>>> Dan Karran wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> Yep, sounds like a sensible feature. Also permalinks that actually
> >>>>> point to the right diary entry, and working out what to do with
> >>>>> HTML
> >>>>> in posts... SteveC had asked me to strip it out to prevent
> >>>>> spam, but
> >>>>> perhaps just adding a rel="nofollow" to links would suffice?
> >>>>
> >>>> It would certainly be good to allow links to anything on
> >>>> *.openstreetmap.org (and opengeodata, and perhaps the domain in the
> >>>> user's registered mail address?).
> >>>>
> >>>> I'm never sure whether nofollow actually stops spammers, though -
> >>>> spammy links are still annoying even if they're not doing
> >>>> anything for
> >>>> their Google rank.
> >>>>
> >>>> cheers
> >>>> Richard
> >>>>
> >>>>
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