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Allow for easy GPS configuration

Created on Tuesday 18 May 2021, 04:45

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  • ID
  • Project
    Metabolism of Cities Data Hub
  • Status
  • Priority
  • Type
    Programming work
  • Tags
    Data Hub Priority Plan 2021 General data hub improvements
  • Assigned to
    Paul Hoekman
  • Subscribers
    Gerardo Ezequiel
    Paul Hoekman

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It would be nice if people can very easily set the GPS coordinates for a city, in lieu of loading the full boundaries. That way we can start linking cities with countries more quickly.

For now, the /admin section can be used, but that is not a user-friendly, long-term option.

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This could be done through the Google API:

Google geocoder


Last edited: 2021-06-07 17:17:59.860830+00:00

Task was assigned to Paul Hoekman

Status change: Open → In Progress

Thanks Gerardo! Do note: this current task is about a regular user being able to enter the coordinates for a city in the system (currently you can not do that, you can only link a shapefile, but not yet the coordinates themselves). Also see this task here.

However, what you mention is a very good NEXT upgrade of the system... that we load the coordinates automatically instead of having the user look them up. So let's make a task for that so we can embed this as well!

This was now built into the system. People can go to DATA PROCESSING > BOUNDARIES, and enter the lat/lng if they don't have a shapefile yet. I've used it to upload all the coordinates Carlos provided as per this task. Now (nearly) all of our cities have a pin, jay!!

See screenshot what it looks like. Commit 20afce75ce610b8ce64119f6c57429ab40d0fc94

Status change: In Progress → Completed