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== GeoUrl ==
== GeoUrl ==
* [http://geourl.org/ GeoURL]
* [http://geourl.org/ GeoURL]
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== Geotagging ==
 
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* Geotagging has been employed in [http://brainoff.com/worldkit/delicious/ delicious], flickr,
 
== Flickr Geotags ==
== Flickr Geotags ==
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* [http://mappr.com mappr], [http://brainoff.com/worldkit/flick mapping flickr] also support these geotags.
* [http://mappr.com mappr], [http://brainoff.com/worldkit/flick mapping flickr] also support these geotags.
* flickr also supports [http://www.flickr.com/services/api/flickr.photos.getExif.html EXIF headers], which can be used for storing location.
* flickr also supports [http://www.flickr.com/services/api/flickr.photos.getExif.html EXIF headers], which can be used for storing location.
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== Geotagging ==
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* Geotagging has been employed in other hosted services: [http://brainoff.com/worldkit/delicious/ delicious], [http://worldkit.typepad.com/ Typepad], [http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-yRZQpvY8cq2kWXBO5ZrxEmrwsg--?p=9 Yahoo 360]
== A2B ==
== A2B ==
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* [http://brainoff.com/worldkit/doc/rss.php worldKit RSS docs] - worldKit advocates and understands various flavors of geocoded RSS; particularly the "geo" namespace.
* [http://brainoff.com/worldkit/doc/rss.php worldKit RSS docs] - worldKit advocates and understands various flavors of geocoded RSS; particularly the "geo" namespace.
* [http://earthquake.usgs.gov/recenteqsww/rss.html USGS earthquake feed] - most widely used geocoded RSS feed
* [http://earthquake.usgs.gov/recenteqsww/rss.html USGS earthquake feed] - most widely used geocoded RSS feed
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* [http://brainoff.com/worldkit/doc/polygon.php Polygons and lines in polygons] - A simple format for expressing polygons and lines is defined for worldKit
== Address2Coordinates ==
== Address2Coordinates ==

Revision as of 17:39, 28 June 2005

Location Formats

Contents

This is a list of previous efforts at location / geographic ("Geo") data formats and protocols, as background research for developing a location format.

vCard & hCard

vCard (RFC2426) and hcard includes 'adr', a way to markup addresses. There is also a field called 'geo' for lat/long.

ICBM

Comma seperated list of lat/long <meta name="ICBM" content="XXX.XXXXX, XXX.XXXXX"> [1]

GeoUrl

Flickr Geotags

Geotagging

A2B

A2B is a location based search engine. Lat and long only. Seems to pick stuff up from geo meta tags. Pages can either be manually entered or pinged. They support lat/long and ICBM meta tags.

RSS

Several people have tried putting geographic information into RSS.

Address2Coordinates

Both of these systems are freely available sources of address to lat/long mappings (US only). I think they're based on US Census data, so they might be up to date.

Plazes

Plazes is a system that does geo-info based on the network access point that the user's computer is connected to. They use tagging to identify locations.

Mapping Sites

Semantic Web

GML

Geographic Markup Language

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