Re: V2 Discussion

On Nov 13, 2008, at 5:43 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Thu, 13 Nov 2008, Greg Bolsinga wrote:
>> In the pizza delivery scenario
> Why would pizza delivery use this? Wouldn't pizza delivery sites keep
> asking for an address using an old-fashioned form? I certainly am  
> never
> going to trust any software to work out my address for me. I have  
> enough
> trouble getting the pizza deliverers to figure out how my address  
> maps to
> a physical location, I can't even imagine what a mess software would  
> make
> of this problem.
> As far as I can tell, of the use cases for geolocation given in the  
> spec,
> only the third ("Automatic form-filling") involves an address, and  
> frankly
> I'm not convinced that that is a realistic use case.

Discovering which pizza place closest to you works fine with lat/lon  
-- the so called "store locator" use case.  Mash ups like "show me  
what is around my current position" work fine as well:

Also updating my current location also works fine:


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