[hackerspaces] aggregating hs' icalendars

Koen Martens gmc at sonologic.nl
Tue Mar 16 11:53:56 CET 2010

On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 10:47:58AM +0000, Jon Spriggs wrote:
> 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 :  :)

Easier, yes, but i don't know in how far the assumption 'hackerspaces only
publish events in their own hackerspace on their ical feeds' holds..



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