[uf-discuss] Geo Elevation Data

Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Tue Mar 13 10:36:51 PST 2007

On Mar 13, 2007, at 12:28 PM, Jon Clausen wrote:

> Without the 3rd dimension, mapping those points using Google earth or,
> perhaps in the future, through Google maps, might cause the waypoint
> to be displayed inside an object instead of at the correct elevation.
> Hope that helps to clarify.   I can certainly submit a proposal for
> the route format

Please follow the process:


You've gone through the "Why?" here, so the next step is to document  
current behavior.  Who is currently publishing elevations, and how  
are they doing it?  Are there any established formats for this type  
of information?  After answering questions like these, we should look  
at the possibility of using existing markup standards to cover the  
information, including HTML structures and existing microformats.   
Only when we've established that existing markup standards fall short  
of solving the problem of standardizing real-world publishing should  
we start thinking about new markup.  Because old markup tends to be  
adopted more readily than new markup, and adoption is what makes  
standards useful, new markup should always be a last resort.


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