Fwd: RE: [Geowanking] intro
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
How do you extend this to, say, authorship?
Joshua Schachter editor: http://memepool.com/
joshua at burri.to also: http://muxway.org/
and also: http://geourl.org/
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.
> >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
> >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...
> >Daniel L. Smith - Sonoma County, CA - AIM: SonomaDaniel
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