[OSM-talk] Wikipedia Integration

Jeffrey Martin dogshed at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 15:49:21 BST 2007


Are the POI's hard coded into the data or are they sent
to the end user from the outside server? I think some
POI's should be in the data, e.g. The Eiffel Tower, but
other stuff should come from another service based
on the area being viewed and the choices of the user.

On 7/9/07, Christoph Eckert <ce at christeck.de> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> > Maybe I missed some examples ;) Concerning spam and links to URLs,
> > that's not exactly what I had in mind. Let's take my Eiffel Tower
> > example again. I think it is a valuable data for openstreetmap, so I
> > want to add it.
>
> another approach was reverse geocoding. A map server that displays POIs
> can offer a link for the POI. Instead of hardcoding the URL into our
> data, it can send the geocoords to another server and ask it for
> resources.
>
> Advantages:
> * The map server can ask the geocoordinate server for i18n'ed resources,
> according to the browser's lang settings
> * We do not need to enter all the URLs
> * We do not need to maintain the URLs
> * Maybe the map server can decide which domains are trustworthy
> * We avoid spamming
>
> Example:
> http://www.geonames.org/export/wikipedia-webservice.html
>
> Just my two cents,
>
> ce
>
>
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