[Geowanking] ***Location Linked Information***
mnl at well.com
Tue Nov 18 11:19:51 PST 2003
Check out the technical details in Chapter 4 of Matthew's paper. He's
got some interesting ideas on uses for time stamped data.
This is no 'Ivory Tower' paper, at all. He's got _working_ code. IMHO
this is a solid piece of work.
I'm going to write him, inviting him to join the list to answer questions.
Daniel Smith wrote:
> > 3. A distributed network of databases manage the information
> nugget pointers which are
> > URLs to actual information. Information nuggets themselves are
> position/time/url tuples that
> > lead the viewer to further sources of data.
> Hmm, sounds like fun.
> I may have not read the paper deeply enough in a 15 minute lookover,
> but I don't see enough emphasis on Time.
> Example: lets say I use some geo-tagging system to point at a restaurant
> I like. Next year, the restaurant goes out of business and
> becomes a nightclub. Do we update the data and lose the
> history of what existed in a given space before? What about
> a friend that keeps moving, etc? In a nutshell, I want
> to search on a location for last week, or for next month
> (future event).
> When I wrote up the scheme at http://ThereAndThen.org , I was
> thinking about the two indisputable axis relating to any
> given event - time and space. Without attention paid
> to time, any halfway interesting location becomes
> a blob of data to sift through - static points on
> a map that could be clutter, or could be relevant
> to a given search.
> Great paper though (even if it is from an ivory-tower
> institution ;-)
>  don't get hung up on the pure URL aspect of it. It could
> just as well be RSS, chunks of XML w/Jabber, and so on. The
> URL aspect is a very portable, bookmarkable representation.
> Daniel L. Smith - Sonoma County, CA
> Resume: http://resume.daniel.org - Blog: http://JavaJoint.com
> Nov2003,daniel dot org - AIM: SonomaDaniel
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