[uf-discuss] Geo Elevation Data

Jon Clausen ezods.jjc at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 12:48:31 PST 2007

On 3/13/07, Scott Reynen <scott at randomchaos.com> wrote:
> 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:
> http://microformats.org/wiki/process

Will do.  Thanks for your help.

> 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.

Absolutely.  I'll make sure that is all documented.

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