[Geowanking]RSS standardization and Geo
mikel_maron at yahoo.com
Mon May 12 08:32:24 PDT 2003
I fired up my aggregator this morning, to find heaps of discussion on
standardization of RSS. Lots of the discussion is centered at
http://www.intertwingly.net/blog/, in the comments. Possibly a few
people here are familiar with the 'epic' battles in over the format
Geolocation, to my mind, would not be a candidate for standardization
in the core RSS spec (even if we all think it's very important).
However, I wonder if there's presently an agreed RSS module? This is
something we could do here (if it's not already done?!).
Here's some thoughts, gleaned from this list and elsewhere ...
- geolocation applicable to entire channel, or any item
- geolocation applied to location where article is written, or location
article is describing
- multiple geolocations possible per item
- standard format for lat, lon, altitude
- possibly a way to describe a geographic area (distance from a certain
point or bounding box) or a way to describe movement. perhaps this gets
into GIS issues
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