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From: Alexander Mayrhofer <alexander.mayrhofer@nic.at>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 19:20:32 +0200
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To: <andy@pigsonthewing.org.uk>, <public-poiwg@w3c.org>
Andy,

Honestly - you were the only person ever mentioning the Moon/Mars cases - but everybody has a hobby ;-)

Alex

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Betreff: Re: "geo:" URIs

On 28 June 2011 13:32, Jens de Smit <jens@layar.com> wrote:
>> 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
>> Mars?
>
> Both GML and RFC5870 allow for specifying a different CRS. I don't
> know if there is an interstellar CRS yet, but the great thing is that
> we do not have to come up with it because we can use any CRS we want.

Thanks, Jens.

Yes, it is a great thing, which is why I asked for it to be included
in RFC5870 ;-)

It's important that we can refer unambiguously to, say, the locations
of features on The Moon, or the exploratory journeys of Mars landers.

I'm not familiar with GML, hence the question; it's good to know that
it allows for other CRSs.

-- 
Andy Mabbett
@pigsonthewing
http://pigsonthewing.org.uk
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