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Re: Facebook's definition of a Place

From: Jens de Smit <jens.desmit@surfnet.nl>
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2010 14:07:05 +0100
Message-ID: <4CD2AFF9.9050704@surfnet.nl>
To: Marengo Marco <marco.marengo@telecomitalia.it>
CC: "public-poiwg@w3.org" <public-poiwg@w3.org>
On 04/11/2010 14:00, Marengo Marco wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?

Hey Marco,

The short answer: we don't know yet.

At least one person proposed that we should have:

a) a definition of what data we want to able to represent
b) a specification how to record this information in several generic
data formats, amongst which XML and JSON

AFAIK there has not been a formal decision to go this way but I have not
heard anyone speak up against it either.

Regards,

Jens
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