Geobox

Summary: Create links to various map sites from provided gps coordinates.
Version: 2016-01-13
Prerequisites:
Status:
Maintainer: Anomen
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Categories: Links
Discussion: Geobox-Talk?

Questions answered by this recipe

How to automatically create links for given gps coordinates to various map sites.

Description

Recipe creates links to various map sites from provided gps coordinates.

Installation

Download geobox.phpΔ.

In config.php, add the following line:

 include_once("$FarmD/cookbook/geobox.php");

Usage

Use geobox markup (:geo 49°43.996 14°27.665 :)

to create link list:

 49°43.996' 014°27.665 mapy.cz gmaps geocaching.com/maps geocaching.com/near

Coordinate input format

  • Coordinates consists of latitude and logitude values separated by space character(s).
  • Values can pre prefixed or postfixed with N or S for lat. and E or W for lon.
  • Decimal dot or coma can be used.
  • several different characters can be used as degree sign ( * ° ˚ º ). This simpifies usage across various keyboard layouts. Note: PmWiki must be setup to use Unicode.
  • all three formats are recognised (degrees only and mixed formats with arcmin or arcmin+arcsec)
  • degree sign is mandatory only for mixed formats (to separate degrees and arcminutess)

Coordinate display format

You can change format of displayed coordinates by using format paremater.

Possible values and meanings are:

D
deg°
M
deg°min'
S
deg°min'sec"

For example, following line will produce coordinates displayed as degrees: (:geo format=d 49°43.996 14°27.665 :)

Point projection

You can perform point projection using parameters azimuth (value in degrees) and distance (value in meters). Result of projection will be displayed (together with proper links) instead of original given coordinates.

For example, following line will produce coordinates 50.00949 15.18703 :

(:geo format=d azimuth=45 distance=2703 49.99232 15.16031 :)

Configuration

Map sites

You can modify list of links by changing $GeoBoxLinks array.

disable list
$GeoBoxLinks = array();
remove link
unset($GeoBoxLinks['mapy.cz']);
add link
SDVA($GeoBoxLinks, array('title'=>'http://example.com/maps'));
replace list
$GeoBoxLinks = array('title'=>'http://example.com/maps');

In link address you can use these variables (prefixed by $ sign):

LAT
hemisphere N / S
N
latitude
S
-latitude
Nd
latitude (absolute value)
Ni
latitude (integer part only)
Ndi
latitude (absolute value, integer part only)
NSig
sign for N (empty for north, - for south)
Nm
minutes of N (absolute value)
Nmi
minutes of N (absolute value, integer part only)
Ns
: seconds of N (absolute value)
Nsi
seconds of N (absolute value, integer part only)
LON
hemisphere E / W
E
longitude - all values analogical to latitude
W
Ed
Ei
Edi
ESig
Em
Emi
Es
Esi
Note: Either apostrophes must be used as string delimiters instead of double quotes or proper $ escaping must be used to avoid expanding of variables by PHP.

Example

  • print coordinates and link to google maps
 include_once("$FarmD/cookbook/geobox.php");
 $GeoBoxLinks = array('maps.google.com'=>'http://maps.google.com/?q=$N%20$E');
  • add link to mapquest.com
 include_once("$FarmD/cookbook/geobox.php");
 SDVA($GeoBoxLinks,  array('mapquest'=>'http://www.mapquest.com/?q=$N,$E&zoom=15'));

Change log / Release notes

  • 2016-01-13 - fixed compatibility with PHP 5.5
  • 2010-06-12 - added to PmWiki Cookbook
  • 2011-08-22 - point projection, configurable link list and various improvements
  • 2011-10-05 - utf8 handling, various fixes

See also

git repository
https://github.com/anomen-s/pmwiki-recipes/tree/master/Geobox

ToDo

add support for Wikipedia:Geo_URI

Links

Contributors

Comments

See discussion at Geobox-Talk?.

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