#dev 2018-10-16

2018-10-16 UTC
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GWG
I appear to have violated the Nominatim terms of service with Simple Location
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[tantek]
what is Nominatim?
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Loqi
Nominatim (UI, documentation) is a piece of open source software and a hosted instance based on OpenStreetMap data for geocoding and reverse geocoding, for example deriving coordinates from a physical address or vice versa https://indieweb.org/Nominatim
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jacky
wait how?
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GWG
No idea. I'm sending them an email now. I think it is because I used the default WordPress user agent
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GWG
I'm sending them a note.
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[jgmac1106]
I did install it and try to do a checkin to see if I could map to display
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GWG
[jgmac1106]: I may need to find a new geocoding service.
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GWG
Does anyone run their own nominatim instance?
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aaronpk
oof I've thought about it many many times
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aaronpk
way more work than I want to sign up for
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jgmac1106
[gwg] I could ask our NYC sponsor, he is my brother-in-law. He showed me a demo where they tracked every single taxi in different parts of NYC at real time
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jgmac1106
https://www.blursearch.com/ it is an open source search engine he is customizing for large real time map data. Have no idea what service goes for but maybe he could just let us sit on a box in the back office…well its just a one room headquarters now
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GWG
aaronpk, I may have to switch to something with an API key
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GWG
I think MapQuest has a Nominatim server
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[tantek]
whoa blast from the past
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[tantek]
what is MapQuest
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Loqi
It looks like we don't have a page for "MapQuest" yet. Would you like to create it? (Or just say "MapQuest is ____", a sentence describing the term)
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GWG
tantek, I would have to write new code to use Google reverse geolocation
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GWG
Same with Bing
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@polm23
Reading over the WebMention spec recently seems unfortunate it requires POST requests - if it used GET static sites could just scan HTTP server logs for mentions. https://www.w3.org/TR/webmention/#receiving-webmentions
(twtr.io/1jPYYtwr0LG)
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