[OSGeo-Discuss] Map of Wiki/OSGeo Members

Bob Basques Bob.Basques at ci.stpaul.mn.us
Wed Aug 13 18:49:15 PDT 2008

A thought . . .

How about just doing something based on page access and downloading.  Don't need to get into the details of exactly who looked at what, but you could generate some interesting map based reports of who is looking and downloading what.  Just plot the geocoded points to a file with the Log data as attributes.   All sorts of stuff you could pull out of the logs.   I even did something like this for Bounding boxes from our MapServer, to show the areas of interest for different web customers.  I never got past the experimental stage with what we did here, but it was very interesting to look at in map form.


>>> "Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)" <tmitchell at osgeo.org> 08/13/08 6:09 PM >>>
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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