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RE: Uses cases and requirements for Orientation API

From: Thomson, Martin <Martin.Thomson@andrew.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 07:17:54 +0800
To: Angel Machín <angel.machin@gmail.com>, public-geolocation <public-geolocation@w3.org>, Matt Womer <mdw@w3.org>, Lars Erik Bolstad <lbolstad@opera.com>
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I'm surprised that augmented reality use cases aren't described.  It seems a perfect fit with geolocation.

I sent comments in response to your original announcement of the orientation API spec.  I didn't get any response on these.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-geolocation-request@w3.org [mailto:public-geolocation-
> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Angel Machín
> Sent: Thursday, 15 April 2010 9:25 PM
> To: public-geolocation; Matt Womer; Lars Erik Bolstad
> Subject: Uses cases and requirements for Orientation API
> Hi all,
> We are about to start the definition of a new charter for version 2.
> Device Orientation will be one the central pieces of the new version
> and we should continue the spec writing process. We count on the first
> Editor's Draft that Andrei sent at the beginning of March
> (http://dev.w3.org/geo/api/spec-source-orientation.html) and a
> proposal for a Compass API contributed by DAP
> (http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/system-info/compass.html) so far.
> There have already been some discussions around the coordinates and
> reference system to use in the spec, units, etc... On the other hand
> our first draft is still lacking uses cases and requirements (section
> 6) and we think that in order to better shape the spec and to have a
> criteria to solve the issues that could be raised in the future, we
> should start collecting those use cases and requirements.
> That's why we ask members and interested people following Geolocation
> to contribute uses cases and requirements for section 6 of the spec by
> replying to this email.... and I am sure Matt would love not to have
> more "pizza delivery" examples ;-)
> Please note that the DAP's Compass API proposal contains three use
> cases in section 1.2 which could be a starting point:
> - Walking Turn-by-turn Route Navigation
> - Show the user's Position and Orientation on a Map
> - Annotating Content with Orientation and Location information
> Thanks and best regards,
> Angel

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