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A Uniform Resource Identifier for Geographic Locations ('geo' URI)
RFC 5870

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Cc: Internet Architecture Board <>,
    RFC Editor <>, 
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Subject: Protocol Action: 'A Uniform Resource Identifier for Geographic Locations ('geo' URI)' to Proposed Standard

The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'A Uniform Resource Identifier for Geographic Locations ('geo' URI) '
   <draft-ietf-geopriv-geo-uri-07.txt> as a Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the Geographic Location/Privacy Working Group. 

The IESG contact persons are Robert Sparks and Gonzalo Camarillo.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:

Ballot Text

Technical Summary

This document specifies a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) for
geographic locations using the 'geo' scheme name. A 'geo' URI
identifies a physical location in a two- or three-dimensional coordinate
reference system in a compact, simple, human-readable, and protocol
independent way. The default coordinate reference system used is WGS-84.

Working Group Summary

There is strong consensus in the working group that this document is a
useful and user-friendly way to transmit location information.

Document Quality

The document has been reviewed by key participants from the GEOPRIV and
OGC communities.

RFC Editor Note