Re: Proposal:GeoJSON

Hi, Strainu.

I wonder whether the approach you are proposing can be generalised for
other types of encoding / representation of geometries (WKT, GML, KML, RDF,
or even human readable documents).

BTW, this could allow re-use of "geometry URIs" (as those operated by [1] and Ordnance Survey), i.e., URIs identifying geometries
and resolving to different geometry encodings / representations, following
Linked Data principles.

As an example, see:

which resolves to

The different supported representations have also specific URIs:




On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 12:23 AM, Strainu <> wrote:

> >>I would like to propose another addition to the Geo* family of topics,
> namely GeoJSON. Is should be used to describe the geo property of a Place
> item by linking to a GeoJSON [1] file. The topic should contain no
> additional properties, with the url property from Thing being used to link
> to the file.
> Added wiki page:
> >>
> >>An alternative would be to allow the geo parameter to contain an URL,
> but that could lead to confusion as to the format of the file.
> >>
> >>The reason for this proposal is that many websites use geojson to fetch
> and render geographical information from remote location, without keeping
> the data locally. The GeoJSON format supports all the types of geo data
> included in GeoCoordinates and GeoShape.
> >>
> >>Thanks,
> >>   Strainu
> >>
> >>[1]
> >
> Regards,
>    Strainu

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