[standards-jig] jep-0080 (geoloc)

Matt Mankins mankins at media.mit.edu
Wed Sep 24 17:05:11 UTC 2003


> I think what is meant here is the difference between someone manually 
> updating their location info (for example when you went from your home to 
> your work, you activate a script that publishes the coordinates of your 
> office) and an automatic system wich (for example based on GPS or AGPS) 
> frequently updates your location. I suppose it could be usefull to know 
> wich method is used.

Perhaps this is just accuracy of the location reading?

"I know for sure I'm on Planet Earth"
 "I'm pretty sure I'm in North America"
  "It looks like maybe Boston"
   "Wild guess would be Inman Square"

vs

"Definately at 42.3737 N, 71.1010 W"



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There's more uses for accuracy information, including the "freshness" of 
the reading.  

Mankins





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