Geo OpenSocial

John Musser, November 7th, 2007

One of the little interesting details in the new OpenSocial API (our profile here) is the inclusion of structured geographic data elements in the data. The People Data API includes the GeoRSS element named “GeoLocation” with GML lat-lon positions. The document describes it as “Geographic location of the user. This may be approximate, or rounded off to the nearest city.”


Just as so many of today’s mapping mashups demonstrate, there’s lots of opportunity for building on this data. [via and via]

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5 Responses to “Geo OpenSocial”

November 7th, 2007
at 10:13 am
Comment by: Todd

If OpenSocial is going to be part of, or supported by, Android, then yes, the geodata is important. Extrapolate out to post January spectrum auction, assuming Google wins it, the mythical Gphone will push location based ad to you via the OpenSocial/Android/GPS enabled Gphone.

November 9th, 2007
at 12:02 pm
Comment by: » LBS for Social Networks, API’s

[...] heard of the Google API for Social Networks (which includes GeoRSS location info as pointed out by ProgrammableWeb) despite better and more mature ideas being [...]

November 10th, 2007
at 12:17 am
Comment by: beyondwork

Geolocate your Friend using OpenSocial

November 11th, 2007
at 4:26 pm
Comment by: rascunho » Blog Archive » links for 2007-11-11

[...] Geo OpenSocial “Geographic location of the user. This may be approximate, or rounded off to the nearest city. (tags: 2007 mes10 dia11 OpenSocial google_maps maps orkut blog_post geografia) [...]

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