[uf-discuss] Microformats in Google Maps

Gregor J. Rothfuss rothfuss at google.com
Wed Aug 1 15:36:58 PDT 2007

Alex Faaborg wrote:

> This is great, I'm really glad to see Google using microformats.

suggestions are always welcome. i do believe kevin is working on some
more in other areas :)

> Quick question about handing microformatted content back to Google
> Maps (using Operator, Firefox 3, etc): does your API support
> currently sending multiple items, and adding them to a particular map
> listed in My Maps?
> For instance, this would enable the user to select multiple hCards on
> a Web site and send them all to one of their maps.  Or, to give a
> more advanced use case: a Web browser could automatically send all
> encountered hCards, adrs and geos to a map called "Web History."  The
> user could then turn this map on to view all of the pieces of
> information they recently encountered online geographically.  This
> could be useful when planning a vacation, searching for real estate
> across multiple Web sites, etc.
> -Alex

that's a cool idea. let me ask around to see what people think would
be the best way to do this.

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