[Geowanking] OpenSearch Geo - Feedback
barry at barryhunter.co.uk
Wed Jun 20 17:33:17 PDT 2007
This looks very interesting, and a nice formalization of things that where
discussed on this list a while ago.
One thing wondering if would be nice to be able to specify something like:
in the main definition block. Not sure of the practical use, or how it would
be understood by the search initiator, but in theory it should allow an
engine to state where it works. So if the initiator is capable of talking in
boxes then it could know what is a rational search (assuming the engine
(btw haven't given this much thought, so the actual format of the tags, or
if it could also be specified as a country code, or lat/long/radius extra.
But the basic idea would to specify a geographic extent. )
FWIW, geograph.org.uk, now supports this extension:
(well technically it doesn't actually mark up the results correctly, but
something to be worked on!)
Now who is going to be the first initiator capable of creating a geo search
via this, (for running against mapufacture.com or geograph.org.uk, unless
someone knows of more...) ? ;)
On 6/15/07, Andrew Turner <ajturner at highearthorbit.com> wrote:
> Greetings - as some of you may know - from WhereCamp - we rapidly put
> together a draft specification of OpenSearch-Geo. We did it with
> DeWitt Clinton - the original mastermind behind OpenSearch, and had
> general consensus in the group.
> I've posted the draft here - with some modifications:
> I would definitely like any more feedback or thoughts people could
> offer on the spec. The guiding principle behind the spec was to make
> it work with existing services where possible (hence the bbox w,s,e,n
> order) and also make it parallel to GeoRSS and GeoJSON.
> This makes it easier for all the specs to try and move forward
> together in the future (we can argue concepts/terminology once and
> have it apply to all) as well as educating other developers and users
> by being able to instruct once and have common concepts carry over to
> the different "formats".
> I figured Friday afternoon - you're all looking for some interesting
> reading and the weekend to play with it. :)
> Andrew Turner
> ajturner at highearthorbit.com 42.2774N x 83.7611W
> http://highearthorbit.com Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
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