Volunteer cartographers needed for Good Works (was: Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Oct 19))

Volunteer cartographers needed for Good Works (was: Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Oct 19))

Post by clair » Thu, 21 Oct 2004 11:08:09


In article <cl30h9$v6q$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

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What *will* it take to this this ...?
 
 
 

Volunteer cartographers needed for Good Works (was: Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Oct 19))

Post by lvirde » Fri, 22 Oct 2004 22:27:11


According to Cameron Laird < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >:
:In article <cl30h9$v6q$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

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:> - Here is one application that may have suffered from it:
:> < http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ; used to retrieve a nice map from whatever
:> place on earth you asked for. Now it does not work anymore, apparently,
:> due to external changes.
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:What *will* it take to this this ...?

To fix this will require one or more people who want the application
badly enough to either

a) dedicate the weekly/monthly effort to monitor yahoo's
web page changes and update the script regularly,
or
b) dedicate the effort to convince yahoo to produce a published (xml?) API
for such applications, then to update the application to match the
API
or
c) dedicate the effort to find an alternative mechanism to get
map data from some alternative source with perhaps a published API
or

I don't know whether such a group of people are available yet

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