Firefox 3.5 and W3C Geo API
I have made a simple webpage which makes use of the W3C Geo API. The page will prompt you for your location, given you are using FF3.5, and will subsequently ask you for a WebID and some text to describe what you are up to.
The service then generates a call to another endpoint I bashed together, that takes the following cgi arguements.
webid - lat - long with an OPTIONAL alt - datetime - doing(what I am doing now field)<br />
That in turn generates a FOAF person scrobble, or a FOAF Event. I have made us of the Event, Timeline, FOAF, dc, and the Geo ontologies.
So this service can be found on my site, https://mmt.me.uk/blog/geo. It should be noted that I DO NOT store any of the information which I output on this site. I will make it HTTPS at some point, and then I will replace using Plazes.com with my own service. I would rather a world where I was running all of my own social networking from my own machine.
and this :
` Here are a bunch of links which I used to find out how to do this : * <http://www.skyhookwireless.com/whoweare/privacypolicy.php> * <http://dev.w3.org/geo/api/spec-source.html> * <http://ajaxian.com/archives/navigatorgeolocation-using-the-w3c-geolocation-api-today> * <http://www.tralfamadore.com/2008/08/w3c-geolocation-api-on-iphone-with.html> * <http://almaer.com/blog/using-the-w3c-geolocation-api-specification-today-extending-whereareyou> * <https://developer.mozilla.org/En/Using_geolocation>