How Lanyrd does Geo

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