Fwd: RE: [Geowanking] intro

Joshua Schachter joshua at burri.to
Wed Apr 2 13:51:36 PST 2003


I still get the impression that you shouldn't alias a file in order to
indicate metadata.

How do you extend this to, say, authorship?

-j

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On Wed, 2 Apr 2003, Daniel Smith wrote:

>
> Whoops, I meant for my reply to go to the list, not
> just one person.  Sorry, my bad.
>
> Daniel
>
>
> >Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2003 12:52:05 -0800
> >To: "VTP" <ben at vterrain.org>
> >From: Daniel Smith <dls at daniel.org>
> >Subject: RE: [Geowanking] intro
> >Cc:
> >Bcc:
> >X-Attachments:
> >
> >
> >>
> >>(http://www.dgeo.org/),
> >
> >Will check it out.
> >
> >>ThereThen says "Implementation of this does not require any change to
> >>existing web documents."  Well.... that's literally true, but it does
> >>require producing a whole new site layout and filing each document into it
> >>own directory.  That's potentially more work than just changing the
> >>documents :)
> >
> >Actually, you don't need to produce any new documents, nor
> >would you need to change any site layout.
> >If you have store a mapping of ThereThen-> real addresses
> >into a DB, and then have mod_rewrite take incoming
> >requests (via CGI or mod_*) and resolve them back to real
> >addresses, you're done.  All that matters to the outside
> >world is that you can submit an address, and that it
> >resolves to something.
> >
> >Producing addresses in the first place can be as easy
> >as stat()'ing for create/last mod dates on web resources
> >(html files, etc.), and pairing with a fixed location for
> >the site.  A hunch would be that most folks would
> >simply obtain lat/long from their postal code (US, UK, etc.)
> >Not real precise, but good enough for many.  Others
> >may take the step of hitting mapquest/mapblast etc
> >to get their coordinates, or, like me, ask their
> >car in the driveway (navigation system gives GPS)
> >
> >
> >>  If it's to find all points
> >>that a "close" to a given point, why not just use geodetic distance?
> >>
> >>Background references: http://vterrain.org/Misc/distance.html
> >
> >Because I'm new to this :-)  I'll check it out.  I'm still
> >keen on figuring out the lat/lon corners prob though.
> >>
> >>P.S. miles?  Eeeeek!  km please!
> >
> >Yep!  And for the optional altitude part of the location
> >component, feet or meters...
> >
> >cheers,
> >
> >Daniel
> >
> >--
> >
> >Daniel L. Smith - Sonoma County, CA - AIM: SonomaDaniel
>
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