On Tuesday 11 January 2005 06:57 am, Rev Simon Rumble wrote:
This one time, at band camp, IvorW wrote:
My thoughts about this are to have a new type of
node called a route.
Such nodes contain a list of (x,y) or (lat,long) pairs tracing a route.
These are joined together by straight lines when displaying on SVG or
Sounds similar to an idea I had for when you're going on a journey and
want to find all the stuff that is within a range of your route.
Ideally upload your MS Autoroute or GPS route waypoints?
This idea would be great for my site. Geek goes on holiday with
non-geeks and non-geek agenda. Geek puts in route to find where the
group's plan can be merged with some geek sites to see :)
Ooh a perfect entry-point for my wife's idea.
This past weekend my wife and I went on an unplanned road trip to West
Virginia (from Minnesota, around 900 miles each way or ~13hrs of driving).
On the way back she said she really would like to have a kind of Road Trip
guide to the United States that listed things you could see along the way.
I instantly thought of Simon's geek guide to the world and told her that if
she were interested I could set up some software for her, she'd simply have
to start doing the research. This lead to a few seconds of my ruminating on
what would be neat things to have in the OpenGuide software to accomedate
this kind of Guide.
* Some kind of intra-guide linking/link discovery. So that if I had the Sears
Tower on my road trip, it could automatically link to the Tourist Engineer
page as well as potentially the OpenGuide to Chicago if/when it exists.
* The ability to search for things along a "route", not just from GPS route
waypoints because *gasp* not everybody has a GPS (damn them expensive toys)
but also from a simple list of nodes.
* The abilty to generate a list of nodes that fall under some complex search.
"All nodes that match [this postcode], Category: Resturant, [node text Truck
stop]" "All nodes that match [this category] [within 500 meters of
There are probably several other ideas percolating around in there. But I
thought I'd bring this up since it seemed pertinent.