@paparent, author of the very useful FluidDB Explorer, has produced a simple app that shows the locations of FluidDB people on a Google Map. It’s inspired by the Djangopeople application, but so far has only the map.
If you’d like to add yourself (the more the better) you just need to add three tags into FluidDB—two to give your latitude and longitude, and one to tell @paparent’s app about you.
To do this all you need is a FluidDB account and some way of writing to FluidDB. It’s pretty easy using the command line from my fdb.py library, so I thought I’d quickly document how to do it.
The People application expects you to tag your user object in FluidDB with numeric tags in your namespace called people/latitude and people/longitude. So for me (njr), I had to do this:
fdb tag -a 'Object for the user named njr' people/latitude=55.8817504514 fdb tag -a 'Object for the user named njr' people/longitude=-3.10550451279
(You can see the tags on my object here, assuming you’re using a browser that isn’t Internet Explorer.)
The application collects users on the FluidDB objects with the about tag collection:peopleapp (UUID 62397fb0-6f96-404a-a8fa-ee3758cfa7f2) and looks for tags called peopleapp. So for me, that meant doing the following:
fdb tag -a 'collection:peopleapp' peopleapp
And that’s it.
A few things might not be clear, so I’ll explain them briefly.
So: go add yourself!