> -----Original Message-----
> From: openguides-dev-bounces(a)openguides.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Stephen
> Sent: 14 May 2004 10:55
> To: OpenGuides software developers
> Subject: Re: [OpenGuides-Dev] OpenGuides version 0.31
> On Mon, May 03, 2004 at 12:53:51PM +0100, IvorW wrote:
> > I would like a nice clean baseline for the geographical
> changes (UTM) I am making.
> How you getting on with that?
It's in progress. I will get a chance to work on it this weekend.
# what type of database do you want the site to run on? postgres/mysql/sqlite
# What's the name of the database that this site runs on?
# ...the database user that can access that database?
# ...the password that they use to access the database?
# ...the machine that the database is hosted on? (blank if local)
# What do you want the script to be called?
# What directory should I install it in?
# what directory should I install the templates in?
# What URL does the install directory map to?
# What directory can I use to store indexes in for searching? ***NOTE*** This directory must exist and be writeable by the user that
your script will run as. See README for more on this.
# Do you want to enable page deletion?
# What's the URL of the site's stylesheet?
# What's the site called? (should be unique)
# Do you want the navigation bar included on the home page?
# What should the home page of the wiki be called?
# How would you describe the site?
# What city is the site based in?
# What country is the site based in?
# Do you want to include Ordnance Survey grid coordinates (only relevant to the UK and Ireland)
# Do you want to include UTM coordinates (zone, easting, northing)
# Which ellipsoid to use for UTM conversion? (enter ellipsoid name)
# What do you want the distance finder to base its calculation on? UTM/grid
# What language will the site be in? (Please give an ISO language code.)
# Contact email address for the site administrator?
# What's the name of the node to use for the text formatting rules link?
I'm interested in starting a new wiki guide for Seattle, Washington,
USA. I was originally thinking of doing this by myself using MediaWiki
(in a way similar to WikiTravel), but then I learned about OpenGuides
through WikiTravel, and so it seems this might be a better way.
I wanted to see what's involved in starting a new guide (e.g. would you
you host it at your openguides server or do I provide my own, etc). I'm
interested in what templates etc you have for starting a guide, tips for
getting people involved, etc.
Hopefully this is enough to get started!
Again, just a suggestion, but if someone could write an interface to
Movable Type's Trackback function, enabling OpenGuide pages to show
what other pages are talking about them, that might be cool.
I was thinking about the 'maplink' part of the edit form, if
OpenGuides can create/get lat/long coords then couldn't it
automatically build a map link?
Multimap links are of the form:
So all OpenGuides would have to do is glue the numbers into a string,
Also, from a usability point of view it might be nice to have the
'find within distance' form as a set of links, it's only a small set
of options so it could be a nice wee button arrangement beneath a node
title or something - one click instead of two and a half.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Stewart" <beowulf(a)carisenda.com>
Sent: 30 April 2004 22:34
Subject: CGI::Wiki::Plugin::Locator::UTM OpenGuides
> What do I need to change in OpenGuides to use
Excellent! Someone wants to use my module :). I designed it with OpenGuides in
mind, but I have not integrated it yet. But, you are in luck. I have the time to work on
this at the moment. I will update the dev CVS on un.earth.li, and also make patches
available through this list.
> (I want to use the modified airy ellipsoid to get better results)?
I don't know if "Modified Airy" is the right one to use, but it is certainly supported by
Geo::Coordinates::UTM. My researches have shown "GRS 1980" as recommended
as a generic ellipsoid for Europe.
> Also I changed Template.pm to use Geography::NationalGrid::IE but we
> don't have access to ox x/y coords, so what do I need to change to use
> long/lat coords?
Ah, Geography::NationalGrid is designed to only work with OS coordinates.
I also think that lat/long is the way to go with OpenGuides as a whole, as
everyone uses GPS, the world over.
What is equally important though, is that the metadata stores an X and Y
reference somehow. CGI::Wiki::Plugin::Locator::UTM uses metadata fields
called zone, easting and northing. It is important that these fields are
populated in the database, otherwise "find by distance" will never work.
C::W::P::L::U has been designed with this in mind. The current OpenGuides
version uses CGI::Wiki::Plugin::Locator::UK, which relies on metadata fields
called os-x and os-y being populated. I have deliberately used different field
names, so that we can incorporate both sets of data in the same wiki. This is
possibly a requirement for the UK.
> Sorry, but my questions can't be very smart and I can't write patches,
> I'm just a designer trying to bodge this together.
Don't worry. If you can test the changes I am making to the modules, this
would be brilliant.