QPlace

The QPlace class represents a set of data about a place. More

Inheritance diagram of PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace

Synopsis

Functions

Detailed Description

A place is a point of interest, it could be a favorite restaurant, a park or someone’s home. A QPlace object represents a place by acting as a container for various information about that place.

This information can be divided into 2 broad classifications

  • Details

  • Rich content

The place details consist of properties of the place, such as the name, location, contact information and so on. When a place is returned during a search, these details are filled in. Sometimes in order to save bandwidth, there are further details about the place that can be retrieved on an individual place by place basis, if the user is interested. The detailsFetched() function can be queried to see if all available details have been fetched, and if not, getPlaceDetails() can be used to retrieve them. Precisely which details are populated during a search and which need to be fetched individually may vary from provider to provider. See plugin documentation for more details.

The rich content of a place consists of items such as images, reviews and editorials. Potentially there may be many rich content items, so they are treated separately from the place details. They can be retrieved in a paged fashion via getPlaceContent() . If necessary, the content may be assigned to a place so it can act as a convenient container.

Contact Information

The contact information of a place is based around a common set of contact types . To retrieve all the phone numbers of a place, one would do:

if (place.contactTypes().contains(QPlaceContactDetail::Phone)) {
    foreach (const QPlaceContactDetail &number, place.contactDetails(QPlaceContactDetail::Phone))
        qDebug() << number.label() << ":" << number.value();
}

The contact types are string values by design to allow for providers to introduce new contact types.

For convenience there are a set of functions which return the value of the first contact detail of each type.

Extended Attributes

Places may have additional attributes which are not covered in the formal API. Similar to contacts attributes are based around a common set of attribute types . To retrieve an extended attribute one would do:

if (place.extendedAttributeTypes().contains(QPlaceAttribute::OpeningHours))
    qDebug() << place.extendedAttribute(QPlaceAttribute::OpeningHours).text();

The attribute types are string values by design to allow providers to introduce new attribute types.

Content

The QPlace object is only meant to be a convenient container to hold rich content such as images, reviews and so on. Retrieval of content should happen via getPlaceContent() .

The content is stored as a Collection which contains both the index of the content, as well as the content itself. This enables developers to check whether a particular item has already been retrieved and if not, then request that content.

Attribution

Places have a field for a rich text attribution string. Some providers may require that the attribution be shown when a place is displayed to a user.

Categories

Different categories may be assigned to a place to indicate that the place is associated with those categories. When saving a place, the only meaningful data is the category id, the rest of the category data is effectively ignored. The category must already exist before saving the place (it is not possible to create a new category, assign it to the place, save the place and expect the category to be created).

Saving Caveats

The Places API is currently designed for only saving core details. Saving rich content like images and reviews or details like supplier and rating is not a supported use case. Typically a manager will generally ignore these fields upon save and may produce a warning message if they are populated.

The Places API only supports saving of the following core details :

  • name

  • place id

  • location

  • contact details

  • icon

  • categories (tag-like names to describe a place)

  • visibility scope

It is possible that providers may only support a subset of these. See the plugin documentation for more details.

Saving of properties such as the rating, extended attributes, images, reviews, editorials and supplier is explicitly not supported by the Places API.

class QPlace

QPlace(other)

param other

QPlace

Constructs an empty place object.

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.appendContactDetail(contactType, detail)
Parameters

Appends a contact detail of a specified contactType .

See QPlaceContactDetail for a list of common contact types .

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.attribution()
Return type

unicode

Returns a rich text attribution string of the place. Note, some providers may have a requirement where the attribution must be shown whenever a place is displayed to an end user.

See also

setAttribution()

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.categories()
Return type

Returns categories that this place belongs to.

See also

setCategories()

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.contactDetails(contactType)
Parameters

contactType – unicode

Return type

Returns a list of contact details of the specified contactType .

See QPlaceContactDetail for a list of common contact types .

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.contactTypes()
Return type

list of strings

Returns the type of contact details this place has.

See QPlaceContactDetail for a list of common contact types .

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.content(type)
Parameters

typeType

Return type

Returns a collection of content associated with a place. This collection is a map with the key being the index of the content object and value being the content object itself.

The type specifies which kind of content is to be retrieved.

See also

setContent()

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.detailsFetched()
Return type

bool

Returns true if the details of this place have been fetched, otherwise returns false.

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.extendedAttribute(attributeType)
Parameters

attributeType – unicode

Return type

QPlaceAttribute

Returns the exteded attribute corresponding to the specified attributeType . If the place does not have that particular attribute type, a default constructed QPlaceExtendedAttribute is returned.

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.extendedAttributeTypes()
Return type

list of strings

Returns the types of extended attributes that this place has.

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.icon()
Return type

QPlaceIcon

Returns the icon of the place.

See also

setIcon()

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.insertContent(type, content)
Parameters
  • typeType

  • content

Adds a collection of content of the given type to the place. Any index in content that already exists is overwritten.

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.isEmpty()
Return type

bool

Returns a boolean indicating whether the all the fields of the place are empty or not.

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.location()
Return type

QGeoLocation

Returns the location of the place.

See also

setLocation()

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.name()
Return type

unicode

Returns the name of the place.

See also

setName()

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.__ne__(other)
Parameters

otherQPlace

Return type

bool

Returns true if other is not equal to this place, otherwise returns false.

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.__eq__(other)
Parameters

otherQPlace

Return type

bool

Returns true if other is equal to this place, otherwise returns false.

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.placeId()
Return type

unicode

Returns the identifier of the place. The place identifier is only meaningful to the QPlaceManager that generated it and is not transferable between managers. The place identifier is not guaranteed to be universally unique, but unique for the manager that generated it.

See also

setPlaceId()

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.primaryEmail()
Return type

unicode

Returns the primary email address for this place. This convenience function accesses the first contact detail of the email type . If no email addresses exist, then an empty string is returned.

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.primaryFax()
Return type

unicode

Returns the primary fax number for this place. This convenience function accesses the first contact detail of the fax type . If no fax details exist, then an empty string is returned.

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.primaryPhone()
Return type

unicode

Returns the primary phone number for this place. This accesses the first contact detail of the phone number type . If no phone details exist, then an empty string is returned.

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.primaryWebsite()
Return type

QUrl

Returns the primary website of the place. This convenience function accesses the first contact detail of the website type . If no websites exist, then an empty string is returned.

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.ratings()
Return type

QPlaceRatings

Returns an aggregated rating of the place.

See also

setRatings()

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.removeContactDetails(contactType)
Parameters

contactType – unicode

Removes all the contact details of a given contactType .

The contactType is no longer returned when contactTypes() is called.

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.removeExtendedAttribute(attributeType)
Parameters

attributeType – unicode

Remove the attribute of attributeType from the place.

The attribute will no longer be listed by extendedAttributeTypes()

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.setAttribution(attribution)
Parameters

attribution – unicode

Sets the attribution string of the place.

See also

attribution()

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.setCategories(categories)
Parameters

categories

Sets the categories that this place belongs to.

See also

categories()

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.setCategory(category)
Parameters

categoryQPlaceCategory

Sets a single category that this place belongs to.

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.setContactDetails(contactType, details)
Parameters
  • contactType – unicode

  • details

Sets the contact details of a specified contactType .

If details is empty, then the contactType is removed from the place such that it is no longer returned by contactTypes() .

See QPlaceContactDetail for a list of common contact types .

See also

contactDetails()

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.setContent(type, content)
Parameters
  • typeType

  • content

Sets a collection of content for the given type .

See also

content()

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.setDetailsFetched(fetched)
Parameters

fetchedbool

Sets whether the details of this place have been fetched or not.

See also

detailsFetched()

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.setExtendedAttribute(attributeType, attribute)
Parameters

Assigns an attribute of the given attributeType to a place. If the given attributeType already exists in the place, then it is overwritten.

If attribute is a default constructed QPlaceAttribute , then the attributeType is removed from the place which means it will not be listed by extendedAttributeTypes() .

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.setIcon(icon)
Parameters

iconQPlaceIcon

Sets the icon of the place.

See also

icon()

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.setLocation(location)
Parameters

locationQGeoLocation

Sets the location of the place.

See also

location()

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.setName(name)
Parameters

name – unicode

Sets the name of the place.

See also

name()

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.setPlaceId(identifier)
Parameters

identifier – unicode

Sets the identifier of the place.

See also

placeId()

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.setRatings(ratings)
Parameters

ratingsQPlaceRatings

Sets the aggregated rating of the place.

See also

ratings()

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.setSupplier(supplier)
Parameters

supplierQPlaceSupplier

Sets the supplier of this place to supplier .

See also

supplier()

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.setTotalContentCount(type, total)
Parameters
  • typeType

  • totalint

Sets the totalCount of content objects of the given type .

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.supplier()
Return type

QPlaceSupplier

Returns the supplier of this place.

See also

setSupplier()

PySide2.QtLocation.QPlace.totalContentCount(type)
Parameters

typeType

Return type

int

Returns the total count of content objects of the given type . This total count indicates how many the manager/provider should have available. (As opposed to how many objects this place instance is currently assigned).

A negative count indicates that the total number of items is unknown. By default the total content count is set to 0.