[jdev] XEP-0080: adding location source information

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Mon Feb 15 20:55:51 CST 2010


On 2/13/10 7:03 AM, Tuomas Koski wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On 10 February 2010 22:44, Ilya Braude <ilya at drakontas.com> wrote:
>> <geoloc xmlns='http://jabber.org/protocol/geoloc' xml:lang='en'>
>>  <source>GPS</source>
>>  <lat>45.44</lat>
>>  <lon>12.33</lon>
>> </geoloc>
> 
> +1
> 
> This would help to create much smarter and more "reliable" systems who
> use the data.

That seems reasonable.

> On 10 February 2010 22:44, Ilya Braude <ilya at drakontas.com> wrote:
>> Another issue to consider is whether to recommend well-known values for the
>> field.  GPS and manual are probably going to be the most common use cases,
>> so standardized strings to represent them would be useful for
>> interoperability.
> 
> In my humble opinion this is the trickiest part. I think there will be
> crowing number of sources: GPS, manual, speedometer, Geode, Fire
> Eagle, Latitude ... etc.
> 
> Should it be just a free text field with some values like GPS to be
> recommended to use?
> 
> In the end we would have something like this, right? :
> 
> <geoloc xmlns='http://jabber.org/protocol/geoloc' xml:lang='en'>
>  <source>GPS</source>
>  <lat>45.44</lat>
>  <lon>12.33</lon>
> </geoloc>
> <geoloc xmlns='http://jabber.org/protocol/geoloc' xml:lang='en'>
>  <source>Open Street Map</source>
>  <text>Marcon, Venezia, Veneto, Italy</text>
>  <country>Italy</country>
> </geoloc>

Do we have two things here, a source type (e.g., GPS) and the name of
the provider?

Peter

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Peter Saint-Andre
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