|| ||"Kuosmanen Tuomas (Nokia-M/Helsinki)" <Tuomas.Kuosmanen-AT-nokia.com>|
|| ||GeoClue project started at Boston Summit 2006|
|| ||Fri, 13 Oct 2006 16:07:33 +0300|
Goal: To make the concept of geographical location as common and useful
as the current time.
GeoClue is a project that provide all kinds of geography information to
an application. This is through a very abstract DBus interface in which
a variety of backends can be used to provide this implementation.
(ip-based geographical mapping, gps, etcetera..) Although we implement a
few reference backends, creating your own is encouraged.
Use cases: There are many. For example:
* A blog post could be tagged with location.. The planet.gnome.org
"hacker map" could show a huge swarm of bees in Birmingham
during the next guadec...!
* The weather applet could always show your current weather,
without having to be reconfigured.
* Your computer could get its timezone set automatically.
* Etc etc.. Lots of possibilities.
There's a wiki page here: http://live.gnome.org/GeoClue and we have an
ad-hoc irc channel on irc.gimp.org, #geoclue - and there's even code
(that probably wont quite yet work, but will soon) in
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