[Standards-JIG] Jabber and Routing Information

Stephen Pendleton spendleton at movsoftware.com
Mon Apr 12 19:36:17 UTC 2004


Hello,

    I am introducing a new service that client developers may be interested
in. This service will deliver turn-by-turn routing information (similar to
MapQuest) between pairs of JID's (that have location information associated
with them by implementation of the GEOLOC JEP), or pairs of postal addresses
or latitude/longitude pairs.

Currently the system can return lists of text strings that describe each
segment of the route (e.g. "Turn left at Main Street") and a URL to an
associated gif graphic that displays the segment.

The proposed protocol is listed below, but I would like feedback on the
protocol before drafting a JEP. If you have any comments please let me know,
either by replying to the post - or sending me email directly.
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Requesting and Returning Routing Information with XMPP


Entities can request routing information between two jids or two locations
specified by either latitude/longitude pairs or the postal address of the
endpoints.


Entity requests routing information between jids foo at jabber.org and
bar at jabber.org:



<iq
    to='lbs at movsoftware.com'
    from=' juliet at capulet.com/balcony'
    type='get'
    id='route1'>
  <query xmlns='http://www.movsoftware.com/protocol/routing'>
    <src jid='foo at jabber.org'/ >
    <dst jid = 'bar at jabber.org'/>
  </query>

</iq>



Entity requests routing information between latitude/longitude pairs
-37.34,-33.33 and -40.433, -20.222:



<iq
    to='lbs at movsoftware.com'
    from=' juliet at capulet.com/balcony'
    type='get'
    id='route1'>
  <query xmlns='http://www.movsoftware.com/protocol/routing'>
    <src lat='-37.24' lon='-33.33'/ >
    <dst lat = '-40.422' lon='-20.222'/>
  </query>

</iq>



Entity requests routing information between postal address pairs 4555 Main
Street,Philadelphia PA,USA,19117 and 9000 West Elm Street,Philadelphia
PA,USA,19117 :



<iq
    to='lbs at movsoftware.com'
    from=' juliet at capulet.com/balcony'
    type='get'
    id='route1'>
  <query xmlns='http://www.movsoftware.com/protocol/routing'>
    <src street= '4555 Main Street ' city='Philadelphia' state = 'PA'
country='USA' code='19117'/ >
    <dst street= '9000 West Elm Street ' city='Philadelphia' state = 'PA'
country='USA' code='19117'/ >
  </query>
</iq>





Routing information is returned as a series of segments:

<iq type='result'
    id='route1'
    to='juliet at capulet.com/balcony'
    from='lbs at movsoftware.com'>
  <query xmlns='http://www.movsoftware.com/protocol/routing'>
    <src jid='foo at jabber.org'/ >
    <dst jid = 'bar at jabber.org'/>
    <segment id = '1'>Depart Start on Chevy Chase Lake Dr (West)</segment>
    <segment id = '2'>Turn RIGHT (North) onto SR-185 [Connecticut
Ave]</segment>
    <segment id = '3'>Take Ramp (RIGHT) onto I-495 [I-495
Outerloop]</segment>
    <segment id = '4'>Turn RIGHT (South) onto S Sherwood Rd [Sherwood Rd]
</segment>
  </query>
</iq>







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