January 05, 2004

Internet Geo Location

On a somewhat brighter note than "Who Swallows Who?, here is an intriguing article on putting geographic location and direction data encoded into your web source code. The idea is for a stranger to be able to locate the closest pizzerias, fee free ATMs, or any other service need that comes up by checking his mobile Internet access device (which could be a PDA, a laptop computer, or a cell phone).

There don't seem to currently be any relevant RFCs on this but it would certainly be a useful feature for interacting with the real world, not just the digital world.

Posted by TMLutas at January 5, 2004 11:05 AM