[okfn-discuss] Geolocator

Peter Murray-Rust pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Apr 22 17:59:21 UTC 2011

On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 6:03 PM, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org>wrote:

> On 22 April 2011 17:35, Peter Murray-Rust <pm286 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> [...]
> >> This will be really cool once we get it looking good, so please feel
> >> free to contact me if you have any questions!
> >
> > Is the idea that members add their geolocations to their pages and the
> > software trawls the pages to update the map? Or that people have to
> annotate
> > the map?
> No you just update your location in your profile (it will take some
> time to update as we don't run live - we have to extract and
> geolocate). I should also note there is an issue where multiple people
> geolocate to exact same long/lat (e.g. if two people have Cambridge,
> UK as their location). As I said this is a rough and ready first pass
> :-)

Does it help if we put in coordinates? e.g. from Wikipedia or geonames? That
avoids having to disambiguate and guess

> Rufus
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Peter Murray-Rust
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
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