[jdev] Geoloc

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Tue Feb 16 14:57:18 CST 2010

On Tue Feb 16 18:07:18 2010, Mason, Matt wrote:
> In California at least, government entities like fire, CHP, and  
> others
> still use Thomas Map page and coordinates.
> <geoloc xmlns='http://jabber.org/protocol/geoloc' xml:lang='en'>
> <ThomasBrothers>"22 0H"</ThomasBrothers>
> <TBXY>"6365235:2283071"</TBXY>
> </geoloc>

That would completely fail interop.

In the UK, Ordanance Survey map grid references are still used *very*  
heavily, especially by mountain rescue, but they'll cheerfully  
convert to Lat/Long for cases like this. (Indeed, they actually  
convert *to* grid refs from the Lat/Long from the GPS).

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