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6 items tagged “wikinear”

Delighting with Data. Tom Taylor’s full transcript and slides for his recent talk at Oxford Geek Night—talks about Twitter bots, wikinear, iamnear.net and various other small but neat data repurposing projects. # 1st July 2008, 1:24 pm

GeoNames Commercial Webservices. Wikinear has been loading slowly recently, so I’ve signed up for GeoNames very reasonably priced commercial plan which provides access to better servers at their end. This might speed things up to the point that I can reliably run the site on Google AppEngine, which times out aggressively if an external HTTP request takes too long. # 18th May 2008, 10:32 am

i am near (via) Inspired by wikinear.com and powered by FireEagle, currently just showing nearby pubs from OpenStreetMap but with more stuff planned. I love the URL scheme—pubs.iamnear.net. # 4th April 2008, 7:53 am

Sharing My Location Just the Way I Like It. Fire Eagle gets a great write-up from Brady Forrest over on the O’Reilly Radar. # 31st March 2008, 8:34 pm

views.py for wikinear.com (via) I’ve published the views.py file from wikinear.com as an example of simple Fire Eagle integration with a Django application. # 22nd March 2008, 7:23 pm

wikinear.com, OAuth and Fire Eagle

I’m pleased to announce wikinear.com. It’s a simple site that does just one thing: show you a list of the five Wikipedia pages that are geographically closest to your current location. It’s designed (or not-designed) to be used mainly from mobile phones.

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