If you remember in the previous post, I submitted tests for location data type, and location input plugin i.e raw input plugin. Although there are three location input plugins available i.e raw, geocoder and map. But as I discussed with my mentor and came across a solution that to release a working search_api_location module with only raw input plugin at the end of this month. Because geocoder module is not stable yet.
The past few weeks have been quite amazing for me. Getting accepted for GSoC indeed felt like a dream come true, and the feeling has still not gone. I have been selected for the Google summer of Code’ 17 for Drupal for the project, "Creating Great Geospatial Search Experience for Drupal 8" .
We know location based search is slowly becoming popular and a must have for any content website in the recent era, Drupal 8 needs to have a drop-in solution for geo-spatial search. Right now, there are some alpha modules existing but these modules need some serious investment for them to become production ready.