[uf-discuss] User Interface for Firefox/Operator

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Wed May 2 00:40:16 PDT 2007

In message
<e06e0e0b0705011058l28436bc2q7126350509cbd3ae at mail.gmail.com>, Mike
Kaply <microformats at kaply.com> writes

>Thanks Roger, I really want feedback like this!
>On 5/1/07, Costello, Roger L. <costello at mitre.org> wrote:
>> Hey Mike,
>> Here's my "wish list" for Operator:
>> 1. Suppose a web page has multiple geo Microformats.  The Operator
>> "Find a Google Map" currently allows only a mashup of one geo
>> Microformat at a time with Google Maps.  I would like an option that
>> would display all the geo Microformats simultaneously.  For example, a
>> web page that shows the route of an airplane may have a geo Microformat
>> for each waypoint.  I would like to be able to view on Google Maps all
>> the waypoints simultaneously.
>I'm pretty sure to do this, I'd have to have a website somewhere that
>accepted the points and displayed the page. Google Maps right now has
>no way to display multiple points at the same time from just a URL.
>Suggestions welcome.

Offer "Export as KML", so that people can achieve the same result, in
Google Earth.

Please also offer "Export as GPX", at the same time, so that people can
also import waymarks into GPS devices, as discussed previously, and on
the 'wiki'.

>> 2. Suppose the geo Microformat is part of an hCard.  The "Find a Google
>> Map" currently only shows the lat/lon values on the Google Map.  It
>> would be nice if Operator would scoop up some of the other information
>> in the hCard, such as name and address, and display it on the Google
>> Map.
>The hCard also has a "Find with google maps". So you could use the
>address as well. Honestly, this is one of the things that always
>confused my about geo. How often to you need a geo vs an address? I
>understand if you are in the middle of the desert...

Physical features (bridges, road junctions, etc.) can have hCards with
fn and geo, but no address.

Andy Mabbett
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