On 22/05/07, Dominic Hargreaves <dom(a)earth.li> wrote:
On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 10:35:20PM -0400, Earle Martin
Aaand, today I had some quality time talking shop
with Mark Jaroski of
the new project Wikevent.org
, a wiki-based event calendar. We're going
to work together to integrate our projects [...]
This sounds interesting. How do you envisage OpenGuides doing this? Are
code changes required or is this just a case of people using it for a
different sort of data?
Something really trivial - we add* a new sort of feed/data output to
list geographical things; they read it and link to us where we have
relevant pages. Here's an example of what I'm talking about, dating
from the earlier stuff with Evnt:
That's a CSV file**, but I'm thinking of other output formats too,
including our sort of RDF, JSON, etc. Talking of JSON, I've been
pointed to "Geo-JSON", which may be of interest to Kake, who I seem to
recall was looking for something like that? A quick Google brings up
this as the first interesting hit.
Plus, we can include their output; this is exactly why I wrote the RSS
embedding macro. (Which still needs a bit of work to make the end
result look better.) Mark's still working on the per-venue feeds, so
no demo yet. But the idea is that, as Dave suggests, "the OG pages
will link to the events happening at the venue as well".
It's early days yet, but the end result should be a beneficial one for
both projects, and hopefully getting users to contribute data in both
directions. Cool, n'est-ce pas?
* Yes, I'm volunteering for this, don't worry...
** Although it's actually tab-separated. Cue "hates-software" posts.