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Facebook's definition of a Place

From: Marengo Marco <marco.marengo@telecomitalia.it>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2010 14:00:53 +0100
To: "public-poiwg@w3.org" <public-poiwg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8ECCD50E-4646-4F33-B1CF-24AA4E3A8C13@telecomitalia.it>
you may have heard that Facebook opened its APIs for reading (ok, it was available since a few months) and writing (since yesterday). I think Facebook's definition of "POI" might be interesting for our WG, even if it looks a bit too simple to me.

[0] is an example request (not sure why the reply is in Italian, I think it depends on the access_token, I beg your pardon for that) and this is a snippet of the response:

         "name": "Pizzeria Scirocco",
         "category": "Impresa locale",
         "location": {
            "street": "Via Reiss Romoli 108",
            "city": "Torino",
            "state": "Piemonte",
            "zip": "10148",
            "latitude": 45.109457124292,
            "longitude": 7.6876812462512
         "id": "158446267518267"

("Impresa locale" is "Local business")

As I said, that's probably not enough for us. But that could be a start! Are we considering a non-XML POI representation format?

Best regards,

[0] https://graph.facebook.com/search?type=place&center=45.111,7.675&distance=2000&access_token=2227470867|2.VP5CBVCOTcn7niYnvnDb6A__.3600.1288875600-1379325958|S-95fnRHFt5ZG1uiF529ikYfvRs

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