[uf-discuss] geo - accuracy of coordinates
scott at randomchaos.com
Mon Oct 2 20:01:52 PDT 2006
On Oct 2, 2006, at 9:20 PM, Ryan King wrote:
> 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.
This is probably a good time to point out that I made a proxy service
to read URLs with hCards and append geo markup wherever it is missing
and can be found from public geocoding services (currently covering
US and Canada):
I was hoping to add some more functionality before posting it to the
wiki, but Ryan wrote such a nice explanation of why this is useful.
Here's my geo-lacking hCard mapped on Google using this and Brian's
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