News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Spindrop.us Blog:
Easy Yahoo! Maps and GeoRSS with symfony
June 05, 2006 @ 09:38:12

On the Spindrop.us blog, there's an interesting post with details on combining the popular PHP framework, symfony, and the Yahoo! Maps system to create maps from a GeoRSS feed.

While building out the reviewsby.us map, I decided to use the Yahoo! Maps API versus the Google Maps API because I wanted to gain some familiarity with another API.

It was worth trying Yahoo!'s API. First of all, reviewsby.us has addresses for restaurants and Yahoo! provides a simple Geocoding REST service. This made it easy for me to convert street addresses to latitude and longitude pairs (even though this wasn't required as we'll soon see). The real selling point of Yahoo! was the GeoRSS functionality. I can extend an RSS feed (which symfony generates quite easily) to add latitude or longitude points (or even the street address), direct my Yahoo! map to the feed and voila, all the locations in that feed are now on the map, and when I click on them, the RSS item is displayed. That cut down on a lot of development time.

He gives an example of a GeoRSS file, including a little bit on changing a normal RSS feed into a GeoRSS one. He then creates a model in symfony to contain the GeoRSS data and a few helpful classes to make parsing out the GeoRSS data quick and easy. He also briefly mentions the creation of a GeoRSS feed with symfony, basically changing an option on creation and using a different (provided) class to format things correctly.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
georss maps yahoo symfony parse create georss maps yahoo symfony parse create


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Derick Rethans' Blog: British date format parsing

Tim Koschuetzki's Blog: Parsing XML With The DOM Library

Vid Luther's Blog: Talking to multiple databases with Symfony 1.2

Zend Developer Zone: Interview w/Francois Zaninotto & Fabien Potencier (Definitive Guide to symfony)

Derick Rethans\' Blog: Parsing Mail with PHP


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


community series zendserver symfony language laravel framework api tips bugfix library podcast conference voicesoftheelephpant release interview introduction deployment developer list

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework