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RajaSekar

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NEW PLUGIN[Geo Data Installer]
« on: August 06, 2012, 11:21:08 pm »
This plugin helps you to install geo data easily.




Requires Internet connection
« Last Edit: August 06, 2012, 11:25:03 pm by RajaSekar »

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Re: NEW PLUGIN[Geo Data Installer]
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2012, 03:02:45 pm »
Hi RajaSekar,

I'm impressed, good job!

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Re: NEW PLUGIN[Geo Data Installer]
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2012, 04:27:03 pm »
Hi RajaSekar,

Sounds like a great plugin but before I install it am I right in assuming this installs locations for the listings fields?
or is this for showing maps only ?

If it does give a defined list of locations......

- Where does these populated locations come from. I mean if I install Bulgaria as a country will this be comprehensive list of all cities and towns ?

- Can I check what is contained in the list of locations for cities, towns etc before installing it ?

- How will this effect any existing locations I have set up on my installation and individual existing adverts ?

Sorry for these questions, just want to be sure I do not erase any locations I had already set up manually :-)

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Re: NEW PLUGIN[Geo Data Installer]
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012, 05:27:13 pm »
Hi imotiportal,

What the plugin does is to install the locations from: http://geo.osclass.org/downloads/ (This is the "official" geo-data repository of OSClass, which is way more complete than the old system, which OSClass currently use)
They're location files to be selected when an ad is posted (no maps, just for the country/region/city/city_area fields of he ads)

Unfortunately we don't have Bulgaria yet since we couldn't find a reliable information source (will you be able to help us?)

Your current ads will not suffer any modification, they're specially crafted to be installed without any problem (unless you've inserted some custom locations, in that case, "it could happen" some errors due to two locations having the same ID. Anyway, it will NOT erase any location, but we STRONGLY SUGGEST to PERFORM A BACKUP BEFORE any change to the database.

Some questions that may arise
Why is not this already included in OSClass?
We planned to, but we didn't have enough time. We gathered a lot of geo-data from different sources, have them checked and then, when we tried to use it with the current geo-system of OSClass we got a lot of "time-out" errors (the amount of data was so big, that most installations spent a lot of time getting the new data and stop mid-process). Anyway, I hope for OSClass 3.1 this is already included.

Why is XXX country not included?
Geo-data is very difficult to get, most of the time is inaccurate, wrong or you need to pay big amounts of money for it. We found that wikipedia have very good data, but each page seems to have its own format, that make it for us impossible to get the data correctly (you could get it manually, but you'll spend a couple of days for a small-sized country)

How could you help us?
If you know a reliable source for geo-data of your country, please tell us. Such sources could be  a text document with the cities/regions listed, an xml, a database, a website,...
Wikipedia is not good for this task, usually, each region's page has a different format/style and the cities could not be retrieved
We found that geonames.org has some amount of inaccurate data and it also doesn't make clear distinction among some geographical places (you have like county, region, group of cities, state area,...)

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Re: NEW PLUGIN[Geo Data Installer]
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2012, 07:07:33 pm »
Thanks for the comprehensive reply - most helpful :-)

I actually need to update my own lists for Bulgarian Regions, Cities and Towns - I am looking to start/do this within the next month and would be more than happy to share this with you all for others to use.

I will email a text file to "info@" once it is complete.

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Re: NEW PLUGIN[Geo Data Installer]
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2012, 07:10:35 pm »
Hi imotiportal,

please, add a copy to desteban@ so I will receive it personally

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Re: NEW PLUGIN[Geo Data Installer]
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2012, 07:17:01 pm »
Hi imotiportal,

please, add a copy to desteban@ so I will receive it personally

Thanks

Ok no problem

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Re: NEW PLUGIN[Geo Data Installer]
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2012, 01:41:51 pm »
It is working fine, but what is hapened if I delete USA ?

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Re: NEW PLUGIN[Geo Data Installer]
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2012, 09:39:45 am »
Hello raja, jow can i install geo data plugin.......

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Re: NEW PLUGIN[Geo Data Installer]
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2012, 10:42:37 pm »
Any way to get Iraq Geo?

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Re: NEW PLUGIN[Geo Data Installer]
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2012, 11:30:31 pm »
hi,
is the geo sql for Bulgaria ready?
the file was sent,as i saw :)
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Re: NEW PLUGIN[Geo Data Installer]
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2012, 01:10:43 am »
Hi,

Is there a Problem with the Modul Geo Data installer
Is not still not longer working on my server an on localhost to.

But http://geo.osclass.org/downloads/ is ok.

lg Che

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Re: NEW PLUGIN[Geo Data Installer]
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2012, 06:04:09 pm »
good job Raja

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Re: NEW PLUGIN[Geo Data Installer]
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2012, 08:56:05 pm »
I have got the database of all countries and respective states regions and cities all in one sql, I can provide the same to help osclass. I do not know how to send or who, so kindly contact me at ss.ronn [at] yahoo.com

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Re: NEW PLUGIN[Geo Data Installer]
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2012, 03:02:05 pm »
I didn't see the hungarian.  :(