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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo bangs for google search! 2 years and 9 months ago
This would be even better if it was a Firefox add-on as well!
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Search relevancy when searching non-English with no region enabled 3 years and 3 months ago
I've had the same issue sometimes even when US is set as both region and prefered language. It might have to do with the fact that the search "C#" is also found on the Russian page version. When I search C# in general the first answer I get is the Russian version of the wikipedia page.
Might have to do with "Partnership with Yandex." It is a Russian Internet Company.
a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Hiking and climbing spots near a location 3 years and 3 months ago
Pull request has been made:
https://github.com/duckduckgo/zeroclicki...
a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Hiking and climbing spots near a location 3 years and 4 months ago
That is quite odd. I haven't been running anything since I posted and my traffic was minimal and confined to that single url. I don't live in Quebec or have safari installed either. I do hope you figure out what the problem is though.
a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Hiking and climbing spots near a location 3 years and 4 months ago
I created a scraper/crawler for the site and here is the sample output in JSON format for my local crag, The Rumbling Bald.

{"Rumbling Bald":{"styles":{"Boulder":"32%","Unknown":"20%","Sport":"2%","Trad":"44%"},"breadcrumbs":["Rumbling Bald","North Carolina","USA","North America"],"areas":[{"routes":"9","ticks":"129","height":"130ft","name":"Cereal Buttress"},{"height":"","name":"Comotose Area","routes":"0","ticks":"0"},{"routes":"0","ticks":"0","name":"Flakeview Area","height":""},{"height":"","name":"Lakeview Area","routes":"0","ticks":"0"},{"height":"69ft","name":"Screamweaver Area","routes":"3","ticks":"6"},{"ticks":"0","routes":"0","height":"","name":"Cereal Wall"}],"type":"crag","url":"http://www.thecrag.com/climbing/united-s...","number of routes":"34"}}

The scraper could scrape a larger area, but I did 1 crag so we would just have a little data first.
a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Hiking and climbing spots near a location 3 years and 4 months ago
jdorw, If theCrag will have the custom endpoint, should the IA be a Spice or is the Longtail format still applicable?
a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Hiking and climbing spots near a location 3 years and 4 months ago
Which way should I go about scraping my local area? I looked at the few longtails currently made and it didn't seem as if they had any similarities in their scraping.

Do we want to start small or should we pick a massive area like Yosemite as the initial data set?
a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Hiking and climbing spots near a location 3 years and 4 months ago
If we know that we want to include the features that would require a longtail, would it be better to just start it as such, or convert after there is a functioning fathead?
a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Hiking and climbing spots near a location 3 years and 4 months ago
jdorw, I am still interested in working on this IA. From reading all the information on the page creating a fathead seems like the best way to start. I am excited about the progress on this IA and am thankful for the support from theCraig.com.

I will be very busy for the next week, so I probably won't be able to do very much during that time. Also, I have never worked on a fathead or longtail, so it may take me some time learning the ropes. If anyone would like to help in development, the process would probably go a lot faster.
a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Hiking and climbing spots near a location 3 years and 4 months ago
The only api I can find for the USDA and other Federal Recreation sites is at https://ridb.recreation.gov/. The only site I have found that gives the maps and trailhead locations is the USDA, and that api only lists locations not trails. Would each destination be crawled for trail heads and coordinates?

I've looked up a few more sources for trails and hiking and I have found http://www.trailapi.com/ so far. I seems like it might be a good source and was on programmable web.
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