[wp-hackers] Geodata storage

Beau Lebens beau at dentedreality.com.au
Sat Jun 5 20:27:23 UTC 2010

I'm planning on using it to aggregate foursquare, Twitter and flickr
posts (and their geo data) and then being able to map things together

Also having this data allows you to do things like search for all
posts in an area.

On Saturday, June 5, 2010, Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel at newclarity.net> wrote:
> 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.
> -Mike
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