Location and the web (LocWeb 2008)

  title={Location and the web (LocWeb 2008)},
  author={Susanne Boll and Christopher B. Jones and Eric C. Kansa and Puneet Kishor and Mor Naaman and Ross Purves and Arno Scharl and Erik Wilde},
The World Wide Web has become the world's largest networked information resource, but references to geographical locations remain unstructured and typically implicit in nature. This lack of explicit spatial knowledge within the Web makes it difficult to service user needs for location-specific information. At present, spatial knowledge is hidden in many small information fragments such as addresses on Web pages, annotated photos with GPS co-ordinates, geographic mapping applications, and… CONTINUE READING