Meta Carta Webservices Integration

Executive Summary

Implemented a php script that spawns multiple child processes to get geo location tags based on new stories. Implemented inter-process communication. The stories table content grows rapidly and as a result we used multiple processes to hit meta carta’s web service to and get the stories geo tagged.

Integrated with google maps api to display the map based on geo tagged parameters for the story that was returned from meta carta.

The challenge was implementing interprocess communication so as not to have the same story tagged and getting the php processes to use a persistent mysql connection to write the geo tags to the db.

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