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Re: "geo:" URIs

From: Andy Mabbett <andy@pigsonthewing.org.uk>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 13:13:36 +0100
Message-ID: <BANLkTi=wWFHUosxE6tqQeYvR-2nwJetpAw@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-poiwg@w3c.org
On 28 June 2011 11:12, Jens de Smit <jens@layar.com> wrote:

> I've read through RFC5870 quickly and the main issue I take away from
> it right now is that it specifically (as you already mentioned)
> addresses the encoding of points, and nothing more complex than that.
> I believe many participants in this group have expressed a desire to
> encode more complex geometries than that. For this reason, Raj Singh
> has expressed his, also obviously biased :P, preference for
> GML/CityGML (specifically, GeoRSS' profile of it), which also has a
> rather concise method of expressing points, as well as methods for
> extending this into lines and polygons. Because the default CRS there
> is also WGS-84, I believe it is rather easy to map those point markups
> to RFC5870 URIs.

What about non-WGS84 CRSs, so that the schema is a) future-proof and
b) capable of expressing PoIs on other bodies, such as  the Moon or

Andy Mabbett
Received on Tuesday, 28 June 2011 12:19:49 UTC

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