[microformats-discuss] adr and geo microformats finally written up

David Janes -- BlogMatrix davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Fri Sep 23 11:09:15 PDT 2005

[A slightly rambling post about some thoughts on the top of my head]

I'm trying to get my head around "in the wild" examples where we might 
see lat/lon encodings or want to extract them. I.e. existing use cases 
or an extension of something we're already seeing.

For example, I just went to CNN.com and looked a picture of Hurricane 
Katrina. If someone was presenting this information in an informative 
geographical manner, there are a number of interesting lat/lon points 
that may want to be encoded (and let's not even get into paths and what 

One potential way would be to use is HTML's map/area in some clever manner.

Regards, etc...

Tantek Çelik wrote:
> On 9/23/05 2:01 AM, "Kevin Marks" <kmarks at technorati.com> wrote:
>>I think that fails the humans-first, machines second test very
> While I agree that describing an address or naming a location is far more
> human-friendly (and actually published today), we agreed that some folks do
> like to publish lat long (e.g. use of GeoURL), and publishing it visibly
> rather than invisibly is an improvement.
> However, even visible lat long numbers are less "verifiable" by humans than
> even ISO8601 dates, so certainly we can come up with an alternate
> representation, like perhaps an <object> that shows that point on a map,
> with the marked up coordinates inside as fallbacks.

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