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  • The challenges of supporting geolocation in WordPress

    As much as we get addicted to mobile phones and online services, nobody (outside of cyberpunk fiction) actually lives online. That’s why maps, geolocation services, and geographic information systems (GISes) have come to play a bigger role online. They reflect they way we live, work, travel, socialize, and (in the case of natural or human-made disasters, which come more and more frequently) suffer. Thus there is value in integrating geolocation into existing web sites, but systems like WordPress do not make supporting that easy. The software development firm LuminFire has contributed to the spread of geolocation services by creating a library for WordPress that helps web sites insert geolocation information into web pages. This article describes how LuminFire surmounted the challenges posed by WordPress and shows a few uses for the library.

    • Après lecture rapide, ça semble s’approcher de ce que fait le plugin #GIS pour #SPIP :

      The first is WP-GeoMeta. It’s a spatial dashboard that gives the WordPress admin an overview of what spatial data they have, the health of their database and which spatial functions are available. It also includes GeoJSON importer for quickly loading data into WordPress.

      Cf la page qui listes les objets de GIS.

      Brilliant Geocoder for Gravity Forms ScreenshotBrilliant Geocoder for Gravity Forms is an add-on for the popular drag-and-drop form builder plugin, Gravity Forms.

      Cf la saisies embarquée par GIS.

      You can choose a geocoding engine, including OSM Nominatim, or the Google Maps API and choose which form fields will be used for geocoding.

      GIS propose nominatim et photon, et permet d’en utiliser d’autres si nécessaire.