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Zend Framework: Zend_Service_Geonames Component Proposal

Proposed Component Name Zend_Service_Geonames
Developer Notes
Proposers Nick Daugherty
Zend Liaison TBD
Revision 1.0 - 4 November 2010 - Initial Draft (wiki revision: 2)

Table of Contents

1. Overview

Zend_Service_Geonames aims to provide full access to the API. provides many free geographic services such as POI lookups, Postal Code lookups, and regular/reverse geocoding.

2. References

3. Component Requirements, Constraints, and Acceptance Criteria

  • This component will provide full access to the API
  • This component will abstract the interaction with's database and XML/Json responses
  • This component will provide methods to return Wikipedia documents based on various geographic queries
  • This component will provide programmatic access to's nearly 7 million POI's

4. Dependencies on Other Framework Components

  • Zend_Http
  • Zend_Json
  • Zend_Exception

5. Theory of Operation

6. Milestones / Tasks

  • Milestone 1: design notes will be published here
  • Milestone 2: Working prototype checked into the incubator supporting use cases #1, #2, ...
  • Milestone 3: Working prototype checked into the incubator supporting use cases #3 and #4.
  • Milestone 4: Unit tests exist, work, and are checked into SVN.
  • Milestone 5: Initial documentation exists.

7. Class Index

  • Zend_Service_Geonames
  • Zend_Service_Geonames_Exception

8. Use Cases


9. Class Skeletons


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