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Offline zaanhoeve

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caches and Attributes
« am: 16. Januar 2011, 21:34:59 »
We are busy to develop new caches types.
We are in contact with “ het Kadaster”  government department for official land measurement. The have over 5400 measure points.

 
We are in contact with the “ ANWB” Dutch bikers Association. Same as ADAC. They have over 6000  “ mushrooms” witch are road signs for bikers.

 
For Belgium and Luxembourg ( and a view in the Netherlands)  we wane ad Churches and castles.
 
We did ad them in the PL version as traditional with an attribute. We. Due the number off caches  It would be better we think they are special virtual cache types.
We wonder if it is possible to add them as a cache type, is this possible with node sync end possible new cache types in the future. Is there somewhere a description howto do that. So That if we know how,  don’t have to bother every time the same people . That way we could ad it in the Db and in possible php files with /* Dutch Hack*/.
 
The Dutch geocachers have a very negative view to all what is something else than geocaching.com. Terracaching is always been trash talked about with bad and wrong information.  OC.Com and The announcement off OC.NL is no different. So we wane fill the database with caches. This prevents the problem I had with Terracaching. That there are so view caches over here, we had to travel to Germany to do some Terracaches.
Regards Kees

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Re: caches and Attributes
« Antwort #1 am: 17. Januar 2011, 19:21:34 »
We (oc.se) have had an initial contact with the national swedish mapping organisation about benchmarks. Currently their locations are confidential by the military, but this is planned to be lifted in a few years. When this happens we might get their approximate locations as a database under the agreement that their approximate location is shown together with a link to the organisations website with the real location. The reason is that they also sell this information on a commersial basis. If this happens (we get their locations) we probably need a specific benchmark cache type.

I don't know how this is affected by the new european public database directivle were information gathered for the tax-payers money should be made freely available.

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Re: caches and Attributes
« Antwort #2 am: 17. Januar 2011, 22:53:54 »
In the Netherlands the points are free off use.  So for the " Kadaster we already have all real coordinates from them. Tomorrow a member of oc.nl has a meeting with them for making appointments so both parties will benefit from it. (missing points)

But the question is: how can we ad them as caches without changing things that will mess up possible upcoming updates for the software?
Regards Kees

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Re: caches and Attributes
« Antwort #3 am: 18. Januar 2011, 19:11:14 »
Our team member has been to the " Kadaster" today.

They have watched the German OC site and are very positive. They even offer the border stones from nl/de.

They only want that they are cache types. So now is is not if but:

How do we ad cache types a way they do not mess up upcoming updates?
Regards Kees

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Re: caches and Attributes
« Antwort #4 am: 20. Januar 2011, 20:14:01 »
Start by designing and drawing the icon in svg format, it is by far the most important and difficult.

To do it is code is not very complicated, but you need some som experience with working with the code. These are the issues you need to solve:
- Create a new icon in svg-format. This is the converted to a number of different formats by a tool (I've not done this step myself)
- Decide which id number to use. This will be a mess no matter which number you choose. They are not compatible anymore in the oc-network.
- Add the icon in different solutions in 3-4 different directories.
- Add the new cache type in the database table describing cache types
- In search.php, add the new cache type in both the template and code. Note that the js-code handlingen the post-forms has some bugs that shows themselves when new cache types are added.
- In search add code to handle same way as virtual regarding container size.
- In all the search results dialogs, add conversion for the cache type to be exported as a virtual (for example to make gpx-files work)