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From Grant Ingersoll <>
Subject Re: [ACUS09] Proposed Schedule
Date Tue, 14 Jul 2009 21:07:03 GMT

On Jul 14, 2009, at 4:53 PM, Uwe Schindler wrote:

> Grant,
>> Since the geo talk is up in the air, perhaps you'd like to do a
>> generic talk on geo search using Lucene.  This would cover Trie +
>> contrib/spatial.
> Maybe Ryan is also there, and then we can do it together. But I  
> could talk
> about it, too (I should prepare some examples before and try to  
> completely
> understand LocalLucene). The Solr part is nothing for me, I do more  
> hardcore
> Lucene.

That's fine, no need to discuss Solr

> NumericRangeQuery is not only geographical search... So it would  
> also cover
> other directions: Things I can do with Lucene additionally to full  
> text
> search, that could be done before only with RDBMS and/or PostGIS...:  
> Do full
> text search with scoring and so on in addition to filter my products  
> by
> price and availability in shops at specific geographic regions;  
> newspaper
> articles about Arnold and national bankruptcy *g* from a datetime  
> range
> sorted by article size,... (we know all possibilities we have now by
> numeric/geo search).

Yes, I understand.  That's fine too, we could do that instead of a  
spatial talk.  I just know that a lot of people are interested in  
spatial, so it might be good to cover what Lucene can do.

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