[OSM-dev] Clickable POIs and simple POI 'wiki'

Stefan Keller sfkeller at gmail.com
Sat Mar 15 21:14:22 GMT 2008


Hi Nick,

Cool webapp!

Two questions and two cents:
* How does it scale?
* Why is it named "countryside" (is there a technical requirement compared
to city guides?)
* When zooming in, selected additional layers become deselected.
* Layout: I would introduce a header. See also http://www.geonames.org/ for
more inspiration of 'wiki' style POI editing

Stefan

2008/3/15, Nick Whitelegg <nick at hogweed.org>:
>
> Hello everyone,
>
> As part of some Freemap enhancements I've been working on the last two
> days or
> so, I've implemented (in PHP) a simple point-of-interest 'wiki' together
> with
> a simple API for performing operations on a PostGIS OSM database. This is
> operational on Freemap currently (www.free-map.org.uk); however the code
> is
> sufficiently generic that it could potentially be used in any
> planet-derived
> OSM postgis database, and thus any OSM mapping site running on a server
> which
> supports PHP.
>
> The main features include:
>
> * a simple 'wiki' system (not a true wiki as it does not store revision
> history). People can write, and update, pages on points of interest; these
> are stored in the Postgis database and linked to OSM nodes by ID. (Yes,
> I'm
> aware IDs could change, but this is somewhat unlikely so this eventuality
> has
> not been covered yet). You can see this in operation by selecting "Nearby
> points of interest" on Freemap. No login is required yet though this may
> later become a requirement.
>
> * clickable POIs (this was already present on Freemap; but the code is
> sufficiently generic to run on any planet/postgis-based OSM site)
>
> * a simple API, allowing lookup of points of interest by ID; locating the
> closest "n" POIs to a particular point; and searching POIs by name.
>
> Does this look interesting to people? Any suggestions/improvements?
> If there's sufficient interest I'll package the code up so it's completely
> independent of Freemap. Meantime the source is available as part of
> Freemap:
>
> http://www.free-map.org.uk/downloads/freemap-150308.tar.bz2
>
> Nick
>
>
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