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We're there!

From: Matt Womer <mdw@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 19:52:23 -0400
Message-Id: <7CEB11FC-4ADE-4866-8906-AE8A77B10B2E@w3.org>
To: public-geolocation@w3.org

Hi all,

OK, I've been promising news for a while now, and I can say now that  
we're there!

You might have already seen it on the W3C homepage news, but if not  
the archive is here: http://www.w3.org/News/2008#item162

And the text:
2008-09-19: The number of location-aware Web devices has increased  
dramatically as of late: built-in Global Positioning System (GPS)  
receivers and mobile phone tower triangulation services have made  
mobile phones location-aware, Wifi triangulation services brings  
location information to Wifi enabled devices, GPS receivers now have  
Web connectivity. Location, location, location!

Thus far there has been no standard method for these devices to make  
their location available to Web applications, and so in response to  
requests from the community W3C has created the new Geolocation  
Working Group, which is chartered to develop a standardized interface  
to provide location information to Web applications and thus enable an  
exciting new class applications. This new group is part of W3C's  
Ubiquitous Web Applications Activity.


To add some details:

First I'm please to welcome our two chairs, Angel Machin from  
Vodafone, and Lars Erik Balstad from Opera.  I'm sure they'll  
introduce themselves shortly.

Members, please start the joining process as possible by signing up  


Over the next few days I'll be moving the draft that Andrei has been  
editing into our group's space, rather than dev.w3.org.  I'll be  
running it through some steps to get it in shape to be published.

Once people have joined, we'll get together our first teleconference,  
and try to publish what we have as soon as we can.

Thanks all,

-Matt Womer
Team Contact, Geolocation WG
Received on Friday, 19 September 2008 23:53:06 UTC

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