[uf-discuss] geo - accuracy of coordinates

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Mon Oct 2 19:20:01 PDT 2006

On Oct 2, 2006, at 5:52 PM, Michael MD wrote:
>> 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)

Two things:

1. Actually, you don't need to have lat/long to get distance. There  
are plenty of services for translating human readable addresses into  
machine readable values.

2. Remember, lat/long is not human first. Lat/long is for machines.  
Few people use them (remember, us geeks are exceptional). In most  
cases people author with human readable location information, they  
only use lat/long to make the machines happy.


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