[OSM-talk] Activity Stream (a.k.a. "social" OSM) - demo instance

Paweł Paprota ppawel at fastmail.fm
Mon Oct 15 16:11:07 BST 2012


Hi all,

I've been working and working on this stuff or a few weeks now, I guess
now is as good time as any to show a pre-pre-alpha version :-)

So what I have for you today is a demo instance [1] of the Rails Port
that is integrated with Activity Server by means of the new Activity tab
- this tab shows activity for selected (displayed on the screen)
bounding box.

For now it looks similar to the History tab but it is fully powered by
the Activity Server which means that in the (near) future there will be
more information there than "just" changeset activities - I hope to
integrate diary entries, "new mappers in your area", events, OSM Tasking
Manager, help.osm.org and ponies.

Changeset descriptions are of course powered by an integrated instance
of the great Changemonger project courtesy of emacsen.

There is also an early version of user page activity stream, e.g. [2].

Couple of notes:

* Yes, some (most) of the activity stream functionality is just for show
(comments, zoom, reloading) but could be relatively easily implemented -
I would love to hear people's opinions.
* Apidb contains only data for Poland so you probably won't find your
user in this instance.
* Activities are being currently generated based on an Europe database
and the replication is catching up (now it's at the end of September) so
new activities pop up constantly as replication progresses.

Let me know what you think about functionality and otherwise.

[1] http://suncobalt.dyndns.org:8081/
[2] http://suncobalt.dyndns.org:8081/user/SegMar

If you want to know more about this effort, see:

https://github.com/ppawel/osm-activity-server
https://github.com/ppawel/osm-activity-publishers
https://github.com/ppawel/openstreetmap-website/tree/social-osm

Paweł



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