Reply To: 1) Point in polygon taxonomy and 2) proximity to specified mashup map center

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BradSiegfried
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Hi Chris,

Here’s a bit of a different spin on the point-in-polygon idea.

I’m thinking of a scenario in which the user has defined a set of polygons, representing neighborhoods for example.  The user would also have defined a corresponding taxonomy value associated with each neighborhood.

Then, when a post is saved, the desired code would loop through the list of polygons for each POI in the post to determine which polygon(s) the POI was within.  For each polygon containing the POI, the corresponding taxonomy value would be set for that post.

This would provide an automated way to categorize posts geographically by neighborhood, school district, police district, or any other geographic area.  Just as many MapPress users want and use the automated geocoding capability provided via MapPress, I believe many MapPress users would want and use a geographic categorization capability as well.

Just a shameless plug for a feature I’d love to see in MapPress.

Brad