[OSGeo-Discuss] Map of Wiki/OSGeo Members

Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) tmitchell at osgeo.org
Wed Aug 13 16:08:44 PDT 2008

How is it going on your project, what is the status?  Your efforts  
sound really interesting and could be broadly useful - so I hope you  
can finish it.

I'm not convinced that geocoding IPs is going to be as useful for  
OSGeo though - I think that many members will never use the wiki.   
Recently I checked revisions and more than half the revisions were  
done by only 10 people :)  To get the categories set for each user  
did you have to do them manually, or did most people do it themselves  
after the reminder?


On 13-Aug-08, at 1:57 PM, Christian Willmes wrote:

> Hi Mateusz, hi all,
> I am an intern at WhereGroup [1] in the moment. And my work there  
> was/is to implement  the "OSGeoMember Mashup"  [2] .
> I have chosen to implemented an MediaWiki Extension called  
> "UserLocalization" [3].
> It can show maps of the WikiMembers which included a tag on their  
> 'User:Username' wiki site.
> It is also possible to show edit locations of articles and users,  
> by geocoding [4] the IP adresses from the editing remote hosts.
> It uses Openlayers and PostGIS.
> This Extension is in experimental stage, so in the moment it has  
> still some bugs to fix...
> And thats only my interpretation of the described Mashup [2], but I  
> would be very happy about some feedback from you all. :-)
> Best regards,
> Christian
> [1] http://www.wheregroup.com
> [2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Category_talk:OSGeo_Member
> [3] http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:UserLocalization
> [4] http://www.hostip.info
> Mateusz Loskot schrieb:
>> Hi,
>> During Cascadoss events, Markus and I, we discussed that it could be
>> interesting to build a map of all OSGeo Members [1], events and other
>> geographically referenced content of our Wiki.
>> There is number of geo-plugins available for MediaWiki, so it's  
>> easy to
>> get lost. I found Google Map Extension [2] for MediaWiki that looks
>> interesting.
>> I'd like to hear opinions about such map and recommendations of map
>> extensions for MediaWiki, that we could use for that purpose.
>> After I have necessary technical details collected for this new
>> features, I'm going to ask Webcom if it's possible to get it  
>> implemented.
>> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Category:OSGeo_Member
>> [2] http://wiki.case.edu/CaseWiki:Google_Map_Extension
>> Best regards,
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