[uf-discuss] geo - accuracy of coordinates

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Mon Oct 2 15:51:00 PDT 2006

On Oct 2, 2006, at 12:31 AM, Michael MD wrote:

> Is there a way to specify the accuracy of latitude/longitude?

I suspect you actually mean 'precision' not 'accuracy', no?

> ...
> I don't think the character of the resource being described is enough.

What do you mean by 'character of the resource'?

> eg: If its for a venue for an event and I know its in a certain  
> city but I don't know the coordinates down to street address level  
> it could sometimes still be useful to calculate an approximate  
> travel distance from another city even though the available  
> coordinates are not accurate enough be used
> to show a street map of the actual address.
> ...
> There would also be plenty of other similar situations such as  
> someone just wanting to mark up what city or country they live in  
> without telling the world their actual home address compared to a  
> business or shop wanting to mark up their location accurately so  
> that people can easily find their
> office/shop on a street map.

Use adr [http://microformats.org/wiki/adr], or hcard [mfwhttp:// 


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