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Presented at Geomob February 2013 - http://lanyrd.com/2013/geomob-february/

Presented at Geomob February 2013 - http://lanyrd.com/2013/geomob-february/

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    How Lanyrd does Geo How Lanyrd does Geo Presentation Transcript

    • We use MapBox maps around the site
    • We suggest events based on the user’s Twitter and LinkedIn contacts, and their interests
    • Each event has a page showing who is speaking and attending, the schedule and more
    • Speakers get detailed profile pages
    • Users can track topics inspecific geographical regions
    • The site is built around a place hierarchy
    • So you can see everything in a specific city, or everything in England
    • Or view events for a topic in a place
    • Our microformats providerich site snippets on Google
    • We provide GeoRSS feeds,which can be fed in to Google Maps
    • Our hierarchical place databaseis built on top of Yahoo! Geo Planet
    • We run off our own copy of the GeoPlanet database, which Yahoo! no longer provide...
    • But it has been mirrored by the Internet Archive
    • You can explore GeoPlanet using Yahoo!’s YQL API
    • treebeard is an excellent library fordealing with trees in a SQL database
    • Our search feature is built on top of Solr...
    • We support search within an area by indexing the full place hierarchy for each event
    • Events have a primary venue, so we can plot them as a single point on a map
    • We encourage people to attach existing venues first to help avoid duplicates
    • Lanyrd has a foursquare app,which provides event information when you check in to the venue
    • We have a tool to help matchour venues to foursquare venues
    • Foursquare have an API specifically for matching venues
    • The apps platform is very powerful,and extremely easy to integrate with