Quest is an interactive map/game/thing using open data from the Natural History Museum (NHM)Data Portal.
Things you can do...
- see youself on a map and the artefacts/collections around you
- TODO - claim collections and add to your visited places of interest -TODO - more cool stuff we haven't written yet
You can also:
- Import and save files from GitHub, Dropbox, Google Drive and One Drive
- Drag and drop files into Dillinger
- Export documents as Markdown, HTML and PDF
This app was written for Over The Air Hackathon 2016, solving the The Natural History Open Data Challenge. Many thanks go to the organisers and sponsors of this event!
We've used a number of cool things...:
- Elasticsearch - geosearching!
- NHM data portal - source of data and follow-on searching
- Twitter Bootstrap - great UI boilerplate for modern web apps
- node.js - evented I/O for the backend
- Express - fast node.js network app framework [@tjholowaychuk]
- Heroku - Cloud computing babeh!
- jQuery - Naturally!
- vis.js - timeline
Routes and APIs
get local items using lat, long and distance. URL encoded 'get' http://localhost:5000/geolookup?lat=1&long=2&distance=3
Quest requires an elasticsearch source...
$ cd quest $ /FILE/logstash/bin -f ./geo8.conf
and the Node?
Want to contribute? Great!
Git yourself up!
- more stuff here