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    Geo Microformat Tool

    <abbr class="geo" title="-37.831107;144.962325">....</abbr>

    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=http&#37;3...your-site-here

    Add your site that is using the geo microformat and you will not have to know Google Maps API key or use JavaScript.

    Has anyone actually used this tool yet?
    Last edited by cooper.semantics; Mar 15, 2009 at 10:35.

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    cooper, I am a huge fan of Microformats, I see them as an extension to HTML to give your semantics additional meaning and inherited functionality. Though I must admit I have not really experimented much with the geo Microformat as it is still a draft specification. But thanks for the link, it’s interesting to know there are implementations of geo appearing which will benefit the end user.

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    Alex - If you have time pick up this book if you have not already... You will not be able to put it down, at least I couldn't

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159...SIN=1590598148

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    cooper.semantics, Already got that book, it’s one of the many sitting on my shelf along with all the ones I put in this thread (plus some others too including the 5 SitePoint books I bought in the aussie fire offer)...

    http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=605341

    When I am not creating websites, I love reading other people’s opinions and perspectives on the industry, being self taught it's probably what has kept me inspired.

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    I'm aware of this but haven't looked into it. However, nothing in the original post makes sense or works. Please explain anything you wrote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drhowarddrfine View Post
    I'm aware of this but haven't looked into it. However, nothing in the original post makes sense or works. Please explain anything you wrote.
    Read up on microformats and in this case, the geo microformat and it will all make sense.

    http://microformats.org/wiki/geo

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    Hi drhowarddrfine -

    Read this: http://suda.co.uk/projects/microformats/geo/
    Also, read up on Alex's link: http://microformats.org/wiki/geo

    I am using the abbr design pattern to mark up the geo microformat.

    When you go to the URI I sent you, go straight to this section:
    "Drag this bookmarklet to the bookmarks bar so you can grab KML data from any Geo data participating URL."

    A page that has geo microformats, the tool will extract these instead of having to learn the Google Maps API key or using JavaScript.

    Here is a working example for you:
    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=http&#37;3....mapquest.com/


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