Where in the world: Geo data in PHP

Marcus Deglos (12.Jun.2010 at 11:45)
Talk at Dutch PHP Conference 2010 (English - UK)

Rating: 4 of 5

Googlemaps, Multimap, Ordnance Survey...if you simply want to embed a map, there are plenty of APIs out there. But what if you want to build the next mapping application?|This intro explains the basics of Geographical Information Systems, how GIS data can be represented in PHP, and the libraries for manipulating and analysing GIS datasets.

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Rating: 5 of 5

12.Jun.2010 at 12:23 by Tom Smith (12 comments)

Wicked talk. Lots of very good information. Especially being able to obtain geo data from the browser!

Rating: 4 of 5

12.Jun.2010 at 13:05 by Gerben (47 comments)

Not knowing much about location services, I felt I learnt a lot in this well-put together talk. You could improve slightly by changing the background color :)

Rating: 3 of 5

12.Jun.2010 at 13:41 by Rowan Merewood (121 comments)

Was hoping for a bit more detail here, quite a bit of the basic stuff. e.g. The visualisation of the mining data was really interesting. Unfortunate colour scheme meant the code examples were invisible and that broke the flow a bit. That said, he's enthusiastic about his topic and held the the audience's interest.

Rating: 4 of 5

12.Jun.2010 at 22:39 by Harrie Verveer (31 comments)

Really interesting talk on the various aspects of dealing with GEO data. I've never done much with GEO-data before so I learned a lot today. The code samples were way too dark and fixing them indeed broke the flow. Nevertheless it's very clear that Marcus knows a lot about the subject, and he's able to explain the things he wants to tell in a very clear way.

Rating: 4 of 5

13.Jun.2010 at 15:41 by Arthur Hoek (8 comments)

Enthousiastic talk about how to retrieve, store and display geo-data.

Rating: 4 of 5

13.Jun.2010 at 18:34 by Stephan Hochdörfer (74 comments)

Very nice compilation of all sort of geo-data information. Good overview about that topic.

Rating: 5 of 5

16.Jun.2010 at 17:53 by Tim Swann (31 comments)

Very nice talk - not what I was expecting at all. Far more engaging. Marcus is obviously very comfortable standing infornt of a room full of people as well.

Some of the ideas such as the Invisble Feedback are topics that are very relevant to my current work - very worthwhile.

Only downside - Can't download the slides as PDF from slideshare.

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