[wp-hackers] Geodata storage

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Sat Jun 5 20:23:46 UTC 2010

On Jun 5, 2010, at 2:17 PM, scribu wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 8:40 PM, Jason Tremblay <jason.tremblay at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Love the idea of storing geodata .  I thought the GeoJSON format (
>> http://geojson.org/geojson-spec.html) was worth throwing into the
>> discussion.  It can store simple point data, as described, but would have
>> the flexibility to store more complex geo data as well if a plugin wanted.
>> Would it be a good idea to store a post's geodata as GeoJSON in a single
>> custom field, and have the methods proposed in the codex (
>> http://codex.wordpress.org/Geodata) retrieve parts of that data structure?
> The problem with GeoJSON is that you can't easily query it with SQL.

+1 to issues with SQL.

Hey, can anyone discuss the use-cases they envision for WordPress and Geo data?  I understand the abstract need but am curious how people are using it.


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