[uf-discuss] geo - accuracy of coordinates

Michael MD mdagn at spraci.com
Mon Oct 2 17:52:06 PDT 2006

> > Is there a way to specify the accuracy of latitude/longitude?
> I suspect you actually mean 'precision' not 'accuracy', no?

yes pecision is probably closer to what I meant

> >
> > I don't think the character of the resource being described is enough.
> What do you mean by 'character of the resource'?

sorry I should have posted where I got that from ...
I had been looking at a page describing geo "meta" tags
to see how they were looking at this problem.

> > 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.

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

and yes I will use those too, where appropriate..
but to get an idea of how far something is from something else I would need
to use lat/long coordinates.
(and of course anything that shows a map would need that too)

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