[ckan-discuss] Next steps on datacatalogs.org?
richard at cyganiak.de
Tue Oct 4 08:57:41 BST 2011
On 4 Oct 2011, at 08:24, Martin Alvarez-Espinar wrote:
> Another one more familiar to me: 'Barcelona'
> as city  and 'Barcelona' as province . Although the city is the
> capital (it may be used to represent the marker on the map) the
> province covers a large territory. But, the most important is that
> both, the city and the province have different governments. This is
> why we used Geonames to represent univocal spatial references.
Searching for “Barcelona, Spain” and “Province of Barcelona, Spain” yields different results in Google Maps, so I suppose with some care on the data entry side even a simple text field plus geocoding API could be sufficient.
> The form to add new catalogs uses a Geonames-based service which may
> be used to enrich the input in datacatalogs.org. I'm talking about the
> field 'Location" in the form , which supports auto-completion.
Yeah, some sort of autocompletion is of course even better.
> Best regards,
>  http://www.geonames.org/3128760/
>  http://www.geonames.org/3128759/
>  http://datos.fundacionctic.org/sandbox/catalog/manage/new
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