142 - Implement WorldKit.org Mapping as a Joomla! v 1.5 Extension

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142 - Implement WorldKit.org Mapping as a Joomla! v 1.5 Extension

Post by Jobra » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:47 pm

Hello!

This extension looks interesting to me so I choosed it as my second task of the contest.

Task at google:
http://code.google.com/p/google-highly- ... %20Summary

My first one was a meebo me module:
http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,243489.0.html

I think the main thing of the component is to manage the items which will be shown on the map. For this it has to edit the rss-file. I think there are any classes for this in the Joomla API. Furthermore the configuration must be written to the seperate xml-file. That's it for the core "worldKit", I think. But maybe there is more possible with the GeoWiki. I don't really know yet what it is for.

Jonas
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Re: 142 - Implement WorldKit.org Mapping as a Joomla! v 1.5 Extension

Post by Jobra » Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:09 pm

I found out that there is a possibility to don't have any real XML files. The configuration parameters can be given to the SWF file through GET-variables and the xml-file for the items can be generated dynamic with a php script outputting xml-code. I think this is much better than editing the xml-files.

Also I plan to integrate a solution with a webservice of http://www.geonames.org/. With this it's possible to only enter the country and postal code and let the component automatically search for the city name and the coordinates.
http://www.geonames.org/export/ajax-pos ... plete.html

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Re: 142 - Implement WorldKit.org Mapping as a Joomla! v 1.5 Extension

Post by AmyStephen » Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:28 am

Jobra wrote: Also I plan to integrate a solution with a webservice of http://www.geonames.org/. With this it's possible to only enter the country and postal code and let the component automatically search for the city name and the coordinates.
SWEEET  :-*

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Re: 142 - Implement WorldKit.org Mapping as a Joomla! v 1.5 Extension

Post by AmyStephen » Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:10 am

How's it going, Jonas? Having fun? (I hope!)

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Re: 142 - Implement WorldKit.org Mapping as a Joomla! v 1.5 Extension

Post by Jobra » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:00 pm

I don't have much time for it at the moment.

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Re: 142 - Implement WorldKit.org Mapping as a Joomla! v 1.5 Extension

Post by AmyStephen » Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:46 am

Hi Jonas -

Have you been able to find time, or is this something you need to set aside for now?

Let me know what you think. Either way, it's okay - whatever works for you.

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Re: 142 - Implement WorldKit.org Mapping as a Joomla! v 1.5 Extension

Post by Jobra » Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:07 pm

Hi Amy,

I think I have to set aside of it for now and better let it do by someone else. I'm sorry for this and I really would like to do it but at the moment I don't have the time for it. Last week I got an application to create a homepage (of course with Joomla!) for a local company. That's why my time is very spare at the moment.

So please open the task again. I would be happy to give all the informations I got yet to the person claiming the task.

Jonas

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Re: 142 - Implement WorldKit.org Mapping as a Joomla! v 1.5 Extension

Post by AmyStephen » Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:34 pm

Thanks much Jonas. Thank to you, soon!

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Re: 142 - Implement WorldKit.org Mapping as a Joomla! v 1.5 Extension

Post by AmyStephen » Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:27 pm

Task canceled by contestant.


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