[uf-discuss] moving "latitude longitude shorthand" from brainstorming to geo, hCard

Dimitrios Zachariadis telemetry_mail at yahoo.gr
Thu Jan 25 05:41:43 PST 2007

--- Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:

> In message <C1DBF99B.85DB1%tantek at cs.stanford.edu>, Tantek Çelik
> <tantek at cs.stanford.edu> writes
> >any general opinions or thoughts on the "latitude longitude shorthand"?
> Thought will need to be given to how that is transferred to off-world
> locations. This may mean requiring separate lat & long markup for such
> places, or the use of type-value pairs:
>         <span class="geo">
>           <span class="type">Moon</span>
>           <span class="value">12.345;01.987"</span>
>         <\span>
> otherwise an additional class, say, "coordinates":
>         <span class="geo">
>           <span class="body">Moon</span>
>           <span class="coordiantes">12.345;01.987"</span>
>         <\span>

It might be better to introduce a "reference-system" property that could be
meaningful for both terrestrial and extra-terrestrial places, for which such
reference systems exist. 

That would enable coordinate representation in other projection systems (like
UTM) too.


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