Geo2tag:Open Source LBS Platform

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Geo2tag is an Open Source Location Based Services Platform. It provides all programming interfaces and services (database for geotags, filters, queries) which is needed for deploying location aware services. Everyone can download and use it absolutely free of charge. We do best to allow geo2tag work very fast and survive under massive request flow. Please check release page to figure out what we already done and roadmap page to be informed about our future plans. If you have want to join our development process please have a look at API description and register in project tracker or just drop a line to info (at) geo2tag.org.

Motivation

Today there are more and more mobile devices (like mobile phones, netbooks, tablets etc) equipped with GPS module on the market. At the same time social networks become a dominant part of internet services. They count millions of users and they increase number of features all the time - from simple text messaging to user‘s media content storage. The new trend in social networking is providing geographical context for all user content. This is a new domain called Location Based Services (LBS). Social networks providers develop APIs and applications for supporting geographical data in their social networks. Unfortunately, there is no free and open source platform for geo tagging (marking up certain data by associating geo position and time)

This platform provides all required API and tools for:

  • building location aware mobile applications;
  • building desktop and mobile applications for processing (or just using) geographical and map data;
  • integration with popular social networks and services;

Main features

  • Store geo tags in internal database;
  • Provide integration with 3rd party map services: (yandex maps, google maps, open street maps etc)
  • RESTful API for getting access to tag data.


Geo2Tag 0.31 is released

New version (0.31) of geo2tag-core was released.

Key features:

  • Riak support added
  • Coordinates precision improved
  • filterSubstring request added

Full list closed issues is available https://geo2tag.atlassian.net/issues/?filter=12000


Before updating please install Riak using this instruction http://docs.basho.com/riak/latest/downloads/

Description of the riak-releated features can be found here

http://geo2tag.org/index.php/Exchange_protocol

Geo2Tag 0.30 is released

New version (0.30) of the Geo2Tag LBS platform is realeased.

Key features added in the new version:

  • user management scripts integrated into installation
  • registration scripts use transactions
  • added FilterSubstring request
  • added extra syntax checks for json

Deb packages with new version can be obtained in stable repository at http://download.geo2tag.org/ .


Geo2Tag 0.29 is released

The Geo2Tag LBS Platform 0.29 was released. It contains big number of improvements and bug fixes which affect platform stability, usability and security.

Key features added in the new version:

  • QuitSession REST request
  • SetDB REST request + multi service support
  • User managment scripts (http://geo2tag.org/index.php/User_managment_scripts)
  • AlterChannel REST request
  • ChangePassword REST request
  • Sessions can have limited lifetime
  • tag_number parameter in Filter requests
  • Case insensitivenes in requests

Description of new requests can be found at Exchange protocol description.

During 0.29 development new client APIs was added:

Deb packages with new version can be obtained in stable repository at http://download.geo2tag.org/.

Full list of tasks/bugs resolved in 0.29 could be found here.

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