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Geo-spatial Search with Geocoder and Google Maps Discussion

Awesome episode! Really enjoying the maps and geolocation episodes!

Thanks, Chris!

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I really love de geolocation series,

Are you going to keep uploading more videos about this series?

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Sure can, do you have any topics you're curious about?

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+1 Elastic Search!

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Love this episode!! Thanks Chris! Question though are there any disadvantage in using geocoder? And instead relying on Google Maps Javascript API?

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Another cool idea, would be the ability to update the map with locations near a user based on their location/ip address, either automatically or with a manual reload. I know this is difficult to do in development, but would love to see this.

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Not as difficult as you might think. The HTML5 geocoding API will get you an IP address quickly, so you can send that over as a different param and pass that into the .near() method. This will be a great screencast. :D

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+1 Elastic Search

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Would be awesome if it does the "Redo Search in this area" without clicking on the button

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Does this series cover displaying the distance between two markers or coordinates?

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I mentioned the geocoder gem comes with some calculations methods. One of those is for distance between two points. You can use that, just check the readme.

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Hi, Once again, thanks for the video.

How would I pass parameters into the dragged "l=" bounding box? In your example we use the following:

map.addListener("dragged", function(){
    var bounds = map.getBounds();
    var location = bounds.getSoutWest().toURL + "," + bounds.getNortEast().toUrlValue();

    Turbolinks.visit('/apartments?l=${location}');
}

After doing a normal search with params[:near] and params[:category_id] my url looks like the following: www.site.com/apartments?near=tulsa&category_id=1

Where/How would I pass the parameter of catergory_id so that when I drag the map I still only see apartments that fall in my search criteria?

thanks

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