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Re: Geolocation and POI

From: Andy Braun <ajbraun@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2010 12:09:50 -0400
Message-ID: <AANLkTilLD1_8joyI9Dds_msRcizr2L_0FtydPvjv9axS@mail.gmail.com>
To: Lars Erik Bolstad <lbolstad@opera.com>
Cc: public-poiwg@w3.org, public-geolocation <public-geolocation@w3.org>
I think it is important to the note that a POI standard is critical to the
continued growth of augmented reality.  While of course POI is relevant to
Geolocation work, there is far more to augmented reality than just POI.
Because of this I think that there should be consideration for a new AR
working group that collaborates closely with Geolocation on the POI spec but
also considers the AR as its primary goal.

more later

Andy Braun


On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 8:58 AM, Lars Erik Bolstad <lbolstad@opera.com>wrote:

> Hi,
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> There is an interest in producing specifications for POI (Points of
> Interest) data and work is underway on a charter for a new POI working
> group:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-ac-members/2010AprJun/0067.html
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> We are currently working on the charter for the next set of deliverables
> from the Geolocation working group.
> At this time our scope includes some specific additions to the Geolocation
> API ("Level 2"), as well as a separate DeviceOrientation Event specification
> and most likely also a Location Provider REST API specification, but there
> is an interest in extending the scope.
>
> The discussions around Augmented Reality on the Web and standardization of
> POI data are clearly relevant to the scope of work in the Geolocation
> working group, and I am wondering if it would make sense to consider
> including the planned POI work in the Geolocation charter. The feedback I
> have received so far suggests that this is an interesting idea to some, but
> there might be good arguments against.
>
> What do you think?
>
> Lars Erik
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