[hackerspaces] aggregating hs' icalendars

Jon Spriggs jon at spriggs.org.uk
Tue Mar 16 11:47:58 CET 2010

On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 10:35 AM, Koen Martens <gmc at sonologic.nl> wrote:
> Anyway, just merging the ical files is step 1. Step 2 would be to have
> custom ical files generated based on preferences such as 'show me
> everything within 500km from The Hague, NL'. One problem with that is
> that not many ical files include machine-parseable location data. There
> is the GEO tag to add a lat/lon specification, but I don't think i've
> ever seen an ical file implementing it.

Wouldn't it be easier to merge the ical files on-the-fly, pulling the
geo data from the HS database entries? For example, see this
nearly-real-code :  :)

hackerspaces = sql("SELECT hackerspace FROM hackerspaces WHERE
foreach(hackerspaces as hackerspace) {
  ical_source = array_merge(ical_from(hackerspace), ical_source)

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