Not using JSON?

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Kilgore661

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Feb 4, 2009, 6:17:26 AM2/4/09
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Hello Everyone.

New member reporting in for duty.

I am a complete noob to geograph.org.uk but I have been doing some cgi
scripting with gigapan.org. The api there uses the JSON format which
works well for me. If you don't know it, all it does is encode a hash
as a string. Simple and effective.

I was wondering if geograph might use it?

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barryhunter

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Feb 4, 2009, 6:37:33 AM2/4/09
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Welcome!

I think it's just a matter of been no interest, plus the fact that
many of the APIs where created before JSON become mainstream :)

Anyway what API(s) would you to see JSON with?

Could also be useful to add callback facility to make it easy to use
directly in mashups?

Kilgore661

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Feb 4, 2009, 7:26:01 AM2/4/09
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> Anyway what API(s) would you to see JSON with?

Nothing specific. I guess I saw that the API/feeds deliver results in
a variety of formats and as a programmer I prefer JSON because I can
slurp a JSON string directly into a hash. I'm sure one can do that
with XML too but I am too lazy to find out how to do it :-) Actually
I'd like a zipped/LZW JSON string but again that should be no problem
if were to RTFM.

I am still finding out about the geomapping/geocoding resources. There
seems to be a lot out there. I'm glad to have found geograph - it
seems to be a good starting point.

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Matthew Hall

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Feb 4, 2009, 8:36:12 AM2/4/09
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Gotta say that GigaPan site is awesome!

Best regards,

Matthew Hall
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