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

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Thu Jul 7 07:38:57 PDT 2005

On Jul 7, 2005, at 5:18 AM, Bud Gibson wrote:
> One thought I have had in all of this is the remarkable precision  
> we are asking for from users.  I could not give you latitude and  
> longitude.  Radius would be interesting.  Is that in miles?
> It seems there are at least two concerns here, and I am not sure  
> what the microformat is trying to address:
> 1.  Giving people a systematic way to express their location.
> 2.  Collecting precise coordinate data (address or longitudinal).
> If microformats are going to be user friendly, I would wonder if  
> you would not want to focus on 1.

I think we are. However, its seems that we need to make accomodations  
for #2, as well as #1.

> The google maps search interface as one of the referents for the  
> location microformat.  Should we study in closer detail how that  
> interface works?

I'm not sure what you're talking about. Are you talking about the  
search interface? or the new Google maps api?

> I expect that this is the level of detail most people are going to  
> be able to give on their location.

Yes. That is the majority case, but the  minority case is large  
enough to be supported.


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