Exporting dive sites as XML

H Horwitz hhrwtz at gmail.com
Thu Apr 11 18:57:58 PDT 2019

Doug,  I think you’ve described things in a way that I personally would like. Preserve my existing dive sites with my naming and description but allow me to import other dive sites.  Your description sounds logical.  I ran this by a non diver who logs other info (whiter water rivers) and he also thought of a similar approach when he was collating info from others.  


> On Apr 11, 2019, at 7:01 PM, Chirana Gheorghita Eugeniu Theodor <office at adaptcom.ro> wrote:
> Hmmm. SSI has a online divelog and when I put my dives into I select Country first and after that I think it scans for all other fields that already match country and presents me with a dropdown with region and after that for Region all dive sites so I can pick one from existing or create a new one.  Dive buddy is only for me after that and not searched globally.
>> On Fri, Apr 12, 2019, 00:53 Hartley Horwitz <hhrwtz at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>> From: Robert Helling <helling at atdotde.de>
>>> To: Dirk Hohndel <dirk at hohndel.org>
>>> Cc: Doug Junkins <douglas.junkins at gmail.com>, "subsurface at subsurface-divelog.org" <subsurface at subsurface-divelog.org>
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>>> Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:13:35 +0200
>>> Subject: Re: Exporting dive sites as XML
>>> Hi,
>>> this is really a tough one. Let’s keep in mind in which direction this (if it takes off at all) might go to: Rather than sharing your own dive sites between a few of your own log files (or maybe with your wife or your close friends), this whole dive site management becomes really powerful as soon as some big dive site collections are created (like all dive sites in a country, a continent or even globally) with the collections shared essentially between all Subsurface users.
>> This is exactly how I would like things to go -- I'd gladly share my dive sites in my usual dive locations, but I'd really like to get a copy of someone else's dive sites for a trip to a location I've never been.  That would be really powerful. 
>>> …….
>>> These collection could also be used to figure out where it is actually worth going to. Another aspect is of course language: We might want to remember the langue of a dive site description so that I can decide to only import those that are in a language that I can understand.
>> I'd import the dive sites in my personal log, even if they aren't in my native language. If it is a dive site that I actual use, I'd probably translate or re-write the description to fit my needs.
>> ….Hartley 
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