open urban project - Mediawiki programming help needed
I am working as a contractor on the m aping part of a new project,
OpenUrban, which is a crowd sourced map and forum focusing on urban
development. The site is using Semantic Mediawiki as a framework. As part of
the development we will be extending some Mediawiki mapping extensions to
include a more robust map editor. We are looking for an additional programmer
(on very short notice) who has experience with Mediawiki ( i.e. more expertise
in Mediawiki than me) and ideally also Semantic Mediawiki as well as web
mapping (OpenLayers, etc.). However the mapping part is what I am proficient in
so no worries if that is not your main expertise, main point is that we need
someone with good Mediawiki experience.
Coding tasks would include:
* Working hand in hand with me on inserting an existing OpenLayers Map
editor into the Semantic Maps Extension (We want to avoid making an entirely
* Extract the semantic spatial data from each wiki page, assembling it
in one place, and render it on a global slippy map through the Mediawiki Map
extension (We are open to rendering other ways, but would like to keep
everything within Mediawiki).
* Main focus is on the code (PHP , JS + Ajax) to insert the spatial
data into the mediawiki database (Mysql) in a “Mediawiki”
compatible way for store and retrieval …
Notes: The work on this needs to be started ASAP, that means e.g.
middle of next week and has a very limited budget (thus only do apply if you
are charging less than 100$ / hour ;) )