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Location was a session at IndieWebCamp Nuremberg 2017.

Notes archived from: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/location

IndieWebCamp 2017 Nuremberg

Session: Location

When: 2017-05-20 16:37


  • adactio (session faciliator)
  • sknebel
  • dominiq
  • amber
  • aaronpk
  • tobi
  • sebsel
  • jan
  • jeremycherfas

Remote Participants


  • Starts with Jeremy Keith showing his website and how he is storing location in lat/lon with links to OSS.
  • Why is he showing degrees on the posts? Because it looks nice. Makes him sound more like Indiana Jones.
  • Browser location API uses different location services depending on your machine. Your phone has its own GPS, while most laptops will depend on information about the network and internet connection you are on.
  • Jeremy Keith has a lot of it stored now, but doesn't use it for much
  • Aaron Parecki links map, shows city name as text on post
    • also had map of everything (2015.aaronparecki.com/map)
  • other exampe: thesession.org/events/map
  • aaronpk also day-wise overview with cities he was on that day
  • Sebastiaan Andeweg shows map of last thing
  • Aaron Parecki lot of details derived from it. e.g. local time is derived from location
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_Eagle was broker for location info
  • Safety pages could use last known location data


Mapping time

  • A day goes from local 00:00 to local 23:59, where the two locals could be in different timezones.

Random Map Stuff


This session was broadcasted live on the IndieWebCamp YouTube channel.

⚠️ Warning: From 28:20 ’til 29:16 there is a very loud sound clip being played!