Forum: Ruby on Rails location based application

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4e1efa99260e9af8e688644a09ac5c71?d=identicon&s=25 Wouter (Guest)
on 2009-04-20 20:04
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Hey,

I am developing a location based application and i have already a
small social network site with users and friends!
I want :
- user to check in at a current place (and share location)
- see the friends on a map
- geotag photos and show them on a map!

How can i do this the best? I have seen services like fire eagle where
i can save a current location.. it is possible to make it myself?

Any suggestions?

Thank you
4e1efa99260e9af8e688644a09ac5c71?d=identicon&s=25 Wouter (Guest)
on 2009-04-21 21:07
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no one?
Aafa8848c4b764f080b1b31a51eab73d?d=identicon&s=25 Phlip (Guest)
on 2009-04-21 21:16
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> no one?

We would kind'a prefer nobody _could_ do this. Privacy as we know it is
ancient history, but still...

> - user to check in at a current place (and share location)
> - see the friends on a map
> - geotag photos and show them on a map!

You can only do that at city resolution. (Or so we are told!;)
Dd2d775dea75b381edb1bbf0600a0907?d=identicon&s=25 Marnen Laibow-Koser (marnen)
on 2009-04-21 23:58
Phlip wrote:
[...]
>> - user to check in at a current place (and share location)
>> - see the friends on a map
>> - geotag photos and show them on a map!
>
> You can only do that at city resolution. (Or so we are told!;)

Then you are told wrong.  Loki can do this very accurately and precisely
indeed, at least in some areas (major U.S. cities).  So can Skyhook,
which is what Google uses for clientLocation.  If you don't like that, I
think Plazes also has a suitable DB and API.

If you don't like the lack of privacy, just don't sign up for this sort
of service.  But do be aware that the data is very definitely good
enough to track you down to the block if you want.

Best,
--
Marnen Laibow-Koser
http://www.marnen.org
marnen@marnen.org
4e1efa99260e9af8e688644a09ac5c71?d=identicon&s=25 Wouter (Guest)
on 2009-04-22 00:30
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Hey thanks for your answer!
I have looked at plazes and this website is just what i am trying to
make, but smaller..

I want a logged in user to give in a place where he is currently
staying (and show this on map)!
How can i do that?

I have looked at the api code and i really liked it!  When i want to
place myself i have to create a new
plaze or use an existing one! I want to do this also! how can i do
this?

this is the code from plaze
  <plazes>
    <plaze>
      <id>21</id>
      <name>Cheese Galore</name>
      <address>Torstrasse 11</address>
      <zip_code>10425</zip_code>
      <state></state>
      <city>Berlin</city>
      <country_code>DE</country_code>
      <has_free_wifi type="boolean">false</has_free_wifi>
      <updated_at type="datetime">2001-01-01T00:00:00Z</updated_at>
      <country>Germany</country>
      <category>shop</category>
      <latitude type="float">52.537995812247</latitude>
      <longitude type="float">13.412426179325</longitude>
      <link>http://plazes.com</link>
      <photo_url>http://plazes.com/photos/
2107b4468b4795c69288fdc9961a3415-thumbnail.jpg</photo_url>
    </plaze>

so when  a new plaze is created this kind of data is used in the
database and on the website.
The link with the plaze and user is made in a activity object

<activity>
 <..>
<user></user>
<plaze></plaze>
</activity>

How can i make this in ruby on rails? Which relation is this?


On Apr 21, 11:58 pm, Marnen Laibow-Koser <rails-mailing-l...@andreas-
Aafa8848c4b764f080b1b31a51eab73d?d=identicon&s=25 Phlip (Guest)
on 2009-04-22 01:28
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Marnen Laibow-Koser wrote:

>> You can only do that at city resolution. (Or so we are told!;)

> If you don't like the lack of privacy, just don't sign up for this sort
> of service.  But do be aware that the data is very definitely good
> enough to track you down to the block if you want.

Tx. Good to know.

And could you please cause a distraction while I go ping the crew to
cancel
tonight's operation? Change of plans...

--
  Phlip
4e1efa99260e9af8e688644a09ac5c71?d=identicon&s=25 Wouter (Guest)
on 2009-04-22 23:49
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Hey thanks for your answer!
I have looked at plazes and this website is just what i am trying to
make, but smaller..

I want a logged in user to give in a place where he is currently
staying (and show this on map)!
How can i do that?

I have looked at the api code and i really liked it!  When i want to
place myself i have to create a new
plaze or use an existing one! I want to do this also! how can i do
this?

this is the code from plaze
  <plazes>
    <plaze>
      <id>21</id>
      <name>Cheese Galore</name>
      <address>Torstrasse 11</address>
      <zip_code>10425</zip_code>
      <state></state>
      <city>Berlin</city>
      <country_code>DE</country_code>
      <has_free_wifi type="boolean">false</has_free_wifi>
      <updated_at type="datetime">2001-01-01T00:00:00Z</updated_at>
      <country>Germany</country>
      <category>shop</category>
      <latitude type="float">52.537995812247</latitude>
      <longitude type="float">13.412426179325</longitude>
      <link>http://plazes.com</link>
      <photo_url>http://plazes.com/photos/
2107b4468b4795c69288fdc9961a3415-thumbnail.jpg</photo_url>
    </plaze>

so when  a new plaze is created this kind of data is used in the
database and on the website.
The link with the plaze and user is made in a activity object

<activity>
 <..>
<user></user>
<plaze></plaze>
</activity>

How can i make this in ruby on rails? Which relation is this?
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