[microformats-discuss] Re: [Geowanking] geo microformat
BOF session at Where 2.0
ryan at technorati.com
Thu Jul 7 13:50:23 PDT 2005
On Jul 7, 2005, at 12:35 PM, Dougal Campbell wrote:
> Ryan King wrote:
>> I don't think we need to divide this effort at this point, for
>> several reasons:
>> 1. Most people who are interested in one, will be interested in both
>> 2. They have implications for each other.
>> 3. Implementors will want to implement both of them.
>> 4. They're trying to solve the same problem.
> I think you're right on all counts (though some implementors will
> be more interested in one aspect or the other). Depending on your
> point of view for your particular application of geolocation data,
> a street address might be considered metadata for lat/lon, or vice
> I think the best format is going to allow for both types of
> addressing, but only require one. Just off the top of my head, a
> pseudo outline might look something like:
> <lat />
> <lon />
There's actually a geo field in hCard, though outside the adr structure.
> ...something using hCard, maybe?...
or the adr substructure of hCard
> With a requirement that either geo or address (or both) must be
> present. Implementations that only utilize geo coordinates can
> simply ignore locations that don't include it (and vice versa). Or,
> they can do their own geocoding translations.
This seems reasonable.
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