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RE: GeoLocation API: 1. Source type of information / 2. Information from specific source type

From: Mandyam, Giridhar <mandyam@quicinc.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2014 14:57:00 +0000
To: Prandstetter Josef <j.prandstetter@mysynergis.com>, "public-geolocation@w3.org" <public-geolocation@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CAC8DBE4E9704C41BCB290C2F3CC921A23E34F9F@NASANEXD02E.na.qualcomm.com>
Hello,
Thanks for the feedback.

==> Are there any plans to support this kind of information by adding an additional parameter?

This is not in the current charter.  I'll also note that location engines deployed in many mobile devices may rely on multiple sources in determining location, so a single source type would not always be optimal.  Did you have a particular use case to support this feature request?


==> Are there any plans to support fetching the location information from a specific source by an additional parameter?

No.  As mentioned above, depending on the operating environment this may not be ideal in determining the most accurate location.

-Giri Mandyam, Geolocation WG Chair


From: Prandstetter Josef [mailto:j.prandstetter@mysynergis.com]
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2014 4:54 AM
To: public-geolocation@w3.org<mailto:public-geolocation@w3.org>
Subject: GeoLocation API: 1. Source type of information / 2. Information from specific source type

Hello,

We are a software company, which is using the GeoLocation API inside two of our products (1x WebGIS, 1x Facility Management).


1.       In some situations it would be good to have the information available from which source type the location information has been taken, e.g.:

         IP Address

         WiFi

         GSM/CDMA cell IDs

         GPS
==> Are there any plans to support this kind of information by adding an additional parameter?


2.       In some situations it would be great to get the location information explicitly from a specific source type, mostly GPS.

==> Are there any plans to support fetching the location information from a specific source by an additional parameter?

Best Regards,
Josef Prandstetter
Received on Wednesday, 6 August 2014 14:57:40 UTC

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