The "personal information" tab of user profiles
on the community site include
optional fields that allow geo-information to be stored and
communicated: "latitude" and "longitude".
The site offers geo-nick,
a simplistic API to obtain this information coupled with the
optional IRC nick field, to allow any developer to create
mashups showing community
PHP-GTK developers, as identified by nickname (no actual
name information is made available through this API) on
See the service parameters.
Results to be expected
If you were to invoke the service today as:
gtkphpnet.geo_nick('b', 3), here are the results
you should be receiving:
[bb7] => Array
 => 47.227
 => 8.819
[ben-fr] => Array
 => 43.30097
 => -0.371754
[blahjake] => Array
 => 28.90421
 => -81.26054
Take note of the fact that the data are not checked for validity
when users input them, so they may be incomplete (no + sign,
for instance), or in an invalid format: it is up to you, as the data
user, to check them before you use them.
The next page shows a minimal example demonstrating how
to use the service from a PHP-GTK2 client application.
See a map ? Go to the next page.