[OSGeo-Discuss] Representing Places With Intelligent URLs

Dave Patton davep at confluence.org
Sun Oct 10 08:52:40 PDT 2010

On 2010/10/05 4:45 PM, Landon Blake wrote:
> A talk at the recent Location Business Summit and some reading I've done
> about the semantic web and microformats lately got me to thinking about
> a standard way to represent places, place names, place data on the web.
> (I must admit I'm a desktop software guy, not a web programmer.)

You might be interested in the O'Reilly book
RESTful Web Services
The example used for chapter 5, "Designing Read-Only
Resource-Oriented Services", is about 'serving maps':
"I'll only serve maps that use a standard 2-D coordinate
system: a way of identifying any given point on the map."

Dave Patton
CIS Canadian Information Systems
Victoria, B.C.

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Maps, GPS, etc.

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