[microformats-discuss] Re: [Geowanking] geo microformat BOF session at Where 2.0

Carl Beeth carl.beeth at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 04:43:03 PDT 2005

On 7/7/05, Kevin Marks <kevinmarks at mac.com> wrote:

> What would be useful, in my view, would be to translate the above into
> a latitude, longitude, and radius of interest. These can be translated
> back into different map display systems.

IMO radius is an not an important piece of information, or rather
radius is assuming a particular use for the data that may or may not
be the way people use it. Even if the user uses it to map an area in
what way do we as authors know what would be an appropriate scale. It
will be very different on a PDA or a big screen.
Most applications will pick their own appropriate scale, for example
if you are to get driving directions the appropriate map scale may be
whatever fits both you start and end points.


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