[Telepathy] [Bug 19586] New: Location: improve XEP-0080 so we can stay closer to it :-)

Pierre-Luc Beaudoin pierre-luc.beaudoin at collabora.co.uk
Thu Jan 15 10:17:18 PST 2009

On Thu, 2009-01-15 at 16:57 +0000, Simon McVittie wrote:
> I believe the idea is that this lets you express what the accuracy of
> your location source is, even if you're using something considerably
> less accurate than GPS (e.g. a client might use GeoIP to guess from
> the IP address what country the user is in, then set the lat/long to
> somewhere in the middle of that country, without knowledge of how
> large each country is).

Exactly, a sample case is when your position is determined by your
network IP address.  Geoclue can provide you with Country/Region/City.
It will also provide a lon/lat position for that city.  Geoclue provides
an accuracy level to inform the consumer that this position is precise
to a city scale.

Such a field could be an improvement to the XEP.  Geoclue provides the
following levels:
where horizontal and vertical error is available on _DETAILED.

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