[uf-discuss] Geo Elevation Data
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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