13. March 2011 21:00
Visit Horsham Data Model
The much-simplified data model at the core of Visit Horsham is shown below:
The Zones in the model correspond to the coloured zones on the map below
The coloured zones visible on the map represent distinct area within the town centre.
Two additional zones are included in the text-only links. These extra zones represent the Horsham Suburbs and Horsham District.
A Common Hyperlocal Data Model?
We have been thinking about how we could apply this model to adjacent or complimentary towns. The obvious thing to do would be to have an additional level above the 'Zone' that represented the town itself.
If other towns were to share a similar data model then our searches could be extended beyond our own data to that of neighbouring towns.
If independent hyperlocal developers could agree on a common data model then perhaps they could also agree on a common API to exchange data between disparate hyperlocal applications.