[microformats-discuss] Re: [Geowanking] geo microformat BOF
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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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