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Re: Location providers and competition

From: Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 11:47:54 +0100
Message-ID: <708552fb0810210347i342d0f6ctc41ff50b6f763fee@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Erik Wilde" <dret@berkeley.edu>
Cc: public-geolocation@w3.org, "Thomson, Martin" <Martin.Thomson@andrew.com>

Hi Erik,

Thanks for the comments!

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 7:37 AM, Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu> wrote:
> time to get the geolocation API to the point where it's not just a GPS API.
> if it should just be a GPS API (and right now it is just this), it should be
> called GPS API. if it shall be a geolocation API, it should not just focus
> on GPS.

Please note that there is absolutely nothing specific to GPS in the
current spec.

> if i can use geolocation in a way that
> matches human categories, i have better privacy, but can also much better
> make sense of location on a social level.

If I remember right, this issue has been discussed before in quite
some detail and the decision was to stay with the current design:
providing a simple API for retrieving geographic coordinates.

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