Article: Geotagging

My second Linux Journal article, titled Geotagging Web Pages and RSS Feeds was posted yesterday.

It was a little difficult to narrow down the current, commonly used geotagging mechanisms. I'm very excited about the results of the SWAD-E results of their Workshop on representing geographic information in the semantic Web. Doing things like FOAF (friend of a friend) relationships with geographic information. Having tooltips that popup showing relative geographic distances between links (e.g. this link is located 4.5km away).

Let me know your thoughts on the article.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.