RHOK Birmingham Team.
Proposed by: RHOK Birmingham Team.
Contact: Pete Smith @ptchaw & Seb Kinne @sebkinne
Accurate geographic locations are expressed using Longitude and Latitude. These numbers are not easy to remember. The Georef is shorter but also not memorable. This service will provide the ability to assign useful names to geographic locations, which can then be consumed by other services. In essence this is like tinyurl for geographic locations.
Someone would like to tell someone else where they are. Instead of providing full Longitude & Latitude they can provide a ShortCoord.
Seb arrives at a location and wants to define where he is so that other people can usefully know his location. He determines his Latitude and Longitude using GPS or even a paper map. He then enters this information into the ShortCoords system along with his preferred name. He can then tell other people where he is using this ShortCoord. This information can also be used by other systems instead of the Latitude and Longitude.
Pete changes where he is camped but does not want to have to update other systems to provide his new location. All he has to do is update ShortCoords to replace the Latitude and Longitude for PeteCampSite to the new location. All the other systems now know Pete's new location.
Currently working on this proposal @ RHoK 2.0 Birmingham