I have created an AIR runtime version of my SPARQL browser.
You can download the executable here.
You will need to install the AIR runtime to use it. The reason for doing this now was that I realised that the sort of people who would use this are not experts in setting up a web-server etc.
There is one feature which is a bit of pain and that is setting up the queries file. In theory it would be loadable in a sort of “file..open” kind of way. I have not had time to implement or think this through so for the moment you will have to edit the config file which is bundled in the install. There is a howto on the google code site here.
I have had a look around at the other kind of graphical tools for SPARQL which came in the wake of this one and I still haven’t found anything that is as general as this.
The online version is currently broken. This is a direct side-effect of me moving this website and all it’s files to a new provider. I do plan to fix this, just not right away. The application uses a proxy-script to issue requests and I am not sure how to set this up on my new webspace quite yet.
Some of you may have come to this site from my UK road traffic site gTraffic.info. You will have noticed that there is no longer any traffic incidents available. This is because the TPEG feed which was the source of incident data has been cut by the BBC. I am fairly philosophical about this. It wasn’t like the feed was going to be there forever. I got about four years out of it which isn’t bad.
I have just shifted the URL to a different provider so I am not quite ready to kill off the site just yet. Technically I could probably put a script together which generates data from the HA rss feed. I have other stuff to get on with so that may or may not happen.
The long and short of it.
- Updated this site to wordpress 3 thinking it will make transferring my posts easier. Instead it broke the site completely and it’s taken me all day to get it back up and running. For future reference the “.htaccess” file local to your install is used to hold the rewrite rules for permalinks. If something happens to it you are stuffed until you reset the .htaccess AND the permalinks setting in wordpress.
- I have a new hosting site which everything is getting migrated to. This will break all the links to this site all over the web as I stupidly used the hosting url for the wordpress install instead of the actual url i.e. ccgi.arutherford.plus.net instead of www.nethreads.co.uk. Stupid mistake but hey I didn’t know any better.