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geolocation and URIs

From: Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu>
Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2009 09:39:38 -0700
Message-ID: <4A561D4A.90202@berkeley.edu>
To: Richard Barnes <rbarnes@bbn.com>
CC: hedenus@pixel.de, public-geolocation@w3.org, Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com>
Richard Barnes wrote:
> You might be interested in the GEO URI scheme that's being developed in 
> the IETF: <http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-geopriv-geo-uri>
> On Jul 9, 2009, at 11:19 AM, Michael Hedenus wrote:
>> Last point: I am interested in connecting geo-locations with URIs which
>> would open the door to Semantic Web applications.

my guess is that by "connecting location with URIs" michael is talking 
about associating semweb-style properties with URIs, rather than having 
location being represented *as* a URI. i might be wrong, but if that's 
the case, you might want to look at http://www.w3.org/2003/01/geo/ 
(which i think is a bit dated by now).

as a side note, we are currently in the process of setting up a "W3C 
geolocation incubator group" which as the main goal would have to get a 
wider view of how to handle geolocation on the web; basically anything 
beyond the geolocation API currently being under development. the 
incubator group does not yet exist, bu we hope to get in functional this 


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