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location examples

Part of the location microformat efforts.


Originally added to location-formats, people have seen:

  • links to mapping services, canonical URLs to 3rd party services like:
    • Google Maps
    • Map Quest
    • Yahoo Maps
  • human / named / legislated formats
    • named places, e.g. Westin St. Francis
    • addresses, including zip codes
  • global/mathematical/geometrical
    • Latitude / Longitude / Altitude
      • MAKE has a GeoURL button
      • Geo in RSS. Means a particular blog post is associated with a specific lat/long. Not specific about whether it means the location that the post was made from or the location was the post was about.
      • Most systems do not contemplate or support the altitude component of a coordinate. As 3D terrain mapping grows in popularity (Google Earth), expect geocoding systems to provide the altitude.

Find URLs for each of the above, and move them from this anecdotal section to the below real world examples section.

real world examples

Links to public web pages, either popular or insightful.

latitude longitude

People actually do publish latitude and longitude in human visible text.

existing practices

Summary of common patterns discovered.

see also