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general questions regarding GeoLocation API

From: Don Brutzman <brutzman@nps.edu>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 11:32:26 -0700
Message-ID: <4EAEE9BA.60003@nps.edu>
To: public-geolocation <public-geolocation@w3.org>
Thanks for the opportunity to sit in during the group meeting today.
Interesting and impressive.

I have the following general questions about the GeoLocation work.
Hopefully any answers are straightforward.

1.  Does the group plan on producing an XML Schema or data model
corresponding to the GeoLocation API?

2.  What discussions have occurred regarding altitude?  Simply match GPS?

3.  PositionError interface is pretty terse, any intentions regarding
representation of positional uncertainty?  It remains possible for
GPS precision to vary widely.

4.  Is there any cooperative effort or shared goals with the W3C
Augmented Reality (AR) Community Group?  http://www.w3.org/community/ar

5.  Has anyone announced their intention to produce open-source
GeoLocation API implementation(s) in various programming languages?

6.  Is there any expectation that GeoLocation information will be
passed via web services or other queries external to a device?

7.  Is there any interest in compression of data (perhaps using EXI)
or is this information considered too small/terse to be worthwhile?

Thanks for all responses.

all the best, Don
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