[Chameleon] Locate Lookup

Paul Spencer pagameba at magma.ca
Sat Sep 25 23:38:47 EDT 2004

Hi Joel.

I think the place name lookup already uses a local dbf file 
(htdocs/common/phpgeocoder/services/popplace.dbf), you could look 
through the code to see how it is done for that service and then try to 
replicate it for your own.

A quick and dirty solution would be to replace popplace.dbf :)



Joel Rivard wrote:
> Hi List,
> I've been playing with the locate widget and was wondering if it could 
> be changed to lookup table records in a dbf.  As I understand, the 
> locate widget currently looks through a gazetteer and returns the 
> appropriate values.  I would like to have an input box for the user to 
> input a street and return the result on the map display.  I've looked 
> through the threads and have found some good bits and pieces but I just 
> can't seem to completely understand, due to some limitations of being a 
> beginner at PHP language.  (If anybody has any good sites for PHP 
> tutorials, can you please let me know)
> Can anyone help me find a way to alter the PHP code in the Locate 
> Widget to allow it to search through my local data?
> Thanks,
> Joel Rivard
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|Paul Spencer                           pspencer at dmsolutions.ca   |
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