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To drive location-based services (like apps we might build around [[Plazes]]) it would be useful to have  databases of location information for useful things: gas stations, bank machines, restaurants.  And it would be useful if these were available in an open, central repository that anyone could draw upon.
 
To drive location-based services (like apps we might build around [[Plazes]]) it would be useful to have  databases of location information for useful things: gas stations, bank machines, restaurants.  And it would be useful if these were available in an open, central repository that anyone could draw upon.
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Another approach would be to develop a repository of information about open web services that accept location information and return references to physical places.
  
 
== Resources ==
 
== Resources ==
  
 
* [http://gis.esri.com/library/userconf/proc02/pap0762/p0762.htm Where Is Waldo? An Explanation of an International Location Based Service]
 
* [http://gis.esri.com/library/userconf/proc02/pap0762/p0762.htm Where Is Waldo? An Explanation of an International Location Based Service]
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* [http://visa.via.infonow.net/locator/global/jsp/SearchPage.jsp VISA ATM Locator]
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* [http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1761448,00.asp MasterCard Cashes in on Web Services]
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* [http://www.xmethods.net/ve2/Directory.po Web Services Directory]

Latest revision as of 12:37, 27 June 2005

To drive location-based services (like apps we might build around Plazes) it would be useful to have databases of location information for useful things: gas stations, bank machines, restaurants. And it would be useful if these were available in an open, central repository that anyone could draw upon.

Another approach would be to develop a repository of information about open web services that accept location information and return references to physical places.

Resources