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Re: Geographic Metadata About WWW Servers/Pages

From: Andrew Daviel <andrew@andrew.triumf.ca>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 1997 19:08:16 -0700 (PDT)
To: Steven Clift <clift@freenet.msp.mn.us>
cc: www-talk@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.95.970709190420.29591H-100000@andrew.triumf.ca>
On Wed, 9 Jul 1997, Steven Clift wrote:

> I am interested in making the Internet more community oriented (in a 
> geographic sense - the virtual communities have relatively fine) so 
> that for example a map could be generated by an Internet search/index 
> site or so someone could indicate that they want to search in X 
> place/area based on Y keywords.  I assume that geographical naming 
> standards are easier to agree upon than keywords and the like 
> (longitude, latitude, Global Positioning Satellites, place names - say 
> how about a virtual version of GPS that would allow a site the 
> _option_ of choosing a GPS point that represents their site - then 
> you could leverage that body of work).

Currently under way in Dublin Core metadata effort

Can't remember all the URLs
offhand.  http://vancouver-webpages.com/VWbot/DC.lite and
surf. Currently discussing thesauri of placenames.

Andrew Daviel
Received on Wednesday, 9 July 1997 22:08:24 UTC

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