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Location Data Sources was a session at IndieWebCamp Austin 2019.

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

IndieWebCamp Austin 2019
Session: Location Data Sources
When: 2019-02-23 14:00



Where do we collect data from?

  • GPS Devices
  • FourSquare/Swarm ecosystem
  • EXIF Data on Photos
  • EasyGPS
  • Compass / Overland
  • Arc

Manton is thinking about how he could do location, which Micro.blog does nothing.

  • GPS logger (Android)
  • Geofencing to figure out if David is at home


  • Overland
  • Store location data in AWS S3
  • Fetch static file minutely
  • Current location available on site
  • service called Athena


  • Swarm & Instagram (bridged back to site)



How do we get it in a useful form?

Own your swarm: even if endpoint doesn't support, you get the summary

Compass stores in a static file

Path information in a database?

Athena query S3 JSON data

  • Location services
  • Foursquare
  • Google Places

Reverse Geocoding

What do we want to do with location data?

  • On this day...
  • This past year...
  • Annual report

Google history

Mapping trips

Summary pages

  • Last 12 months - Swarm locations
  • Leaflet.js

Wordpress stores in Postmeta

See Also