[OSM-dev] Map of nearby users

Martijn van Exel m at rtijn.org
Sat Oct 29 19:14:55 BST 2011

Looking at existing tickets related to nearby users I am finding the following:
* http://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/3581 about displaying active
mappers first in the list of nearby users
* http://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/3407 which is the popup bug
* http://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/436 about the user setting the
radius for the nearby threshold
* http://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/1425 is a variation on that,
asking the developers to expand the radius.
* http://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/1852 suggests the sending of
'GeoMessage' (basically what I was talking about too). There is no
discussion whatsoever on this ticket so if it is a contentious issue,
that is not reflected here.

As for the popup bug, that could be fixed by commenting out line 102
in public/javascripts/map.js. I can't be sure if this breaks anything
else, there's only a few places where it's being used as far as I can
tell: the diary entry page and the main map page. I'll create a pull


On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 10:58 AM, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 10:40 AM, Tom Hughes <tom at compton.nu> wrote:
>> On 29/10/11 17:25, Martijn van Exel wrote:
>>> On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 9:27 AM, Jaakko Helleranta.com
>>> <jaakko at helleranta.com>  wrote:
>>>> I've had the same problem on Windows I think both XP as well as
>>>> Vista/Win7, at least XP and I think both on Chrome as well as Firefox (at
>>>> least Chrome).
>>>> +1 for the desire to (batch) send msgs to all mappers near you. I'd also
>>>> love to see more mappers around me. It seems to be currently limited to
>>>> somewhat smallish number.
>>>> Thanks to whoever has developed the current functionality and thanks in
>>>> advance to that/those who will, perhaps one day, develop this further.
>>> I just installed the rails port successfully but it may as well have
>>> been Chinese, let me see what I can figure out.
>> Please bear in mind that if you're planning to work on this stuff that it is
>> a very contentious area that needs careful thought. Also there are a lot of
>> tickets in trac already around this stuff and making various suggestions.
>> Tom
> Good, let's look at those first. I appreciate the potential for
> messaging spam and that definitely deserves careful consideration.
> The popup problem seems to be plain javascript, I can at least submit
> a patch for that..
> Martijn
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