[uf-discuss] Geo advocacy successes
andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Tue Mar 27 15:00:59 PST 2007
Those of you not following changes on the Wiki might like to know that
I've had some successes, as part of our "advocacy" drive:
in getting sites to add "Geo" to their mark-up.
* POI66 <http://www.poi66.com/> added it to over 58,500, in under
4 hours from initial contact! POI66 publishes lists of
Points-Of-Interest, such as camp sites, museums or bars; and
Trails, which can be used for trips, such as hikes and sailing
routes (and which are likely candidates for a future
geo-sequencing extension). They're also looking at hCard.
* Geograph British Isles <http://www.geograph.org.uk> marked-up
over *370,000* examples, within *30 minutes* of my request being
submitted! This project aims to collect geographically
representative photographs and information for every square
kilometre of the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
and there's a new implementation:
* AddressFix <http://www.addressfix.com/> will now take and valid
US postal address converted, within one day of request being
submitted. They'll do other countries, as and when Google adds
In each case, I e-mailed a short paragraph about the relevant
microformats, links to the 'wiki', and a sample of their mark up, with
and without microformats added.
If we all (and, yes, that includes you) send just one e-mail a week, to
a likely site, just think how much more quickly microformats will
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