GeoTagging and Plug-ins for Firefox
You know how I was talking about GeoURL's on Friday? Well, if you're a Firefox user there are extentions that will read the geographic information in your tags. So far I've only noticed Nearby and GeoURL. Both seem to use the "ICBM" feature of META, which came from the old Usenet mapping project for selecting missile targets. This is one way of tagging websites or content.
Shows you Flickr photos, provides GeoURL links and Degree Confluences nearby the website your viewing. Nearby sits on the status bar and lights up whenever the site your viewing has Geographical META data, if so clicking on the Earth logo in the status bar will take you to a page of photos. Here's an example page. Nearby is based on Redux's GeoURL extension.
Opens useful sites for pages geographically marked with ICBM or geo.position META tags. Changes from 0.2 to 0.3: - complete rewrite - user has a selection of geo sites in the context menu - through the options dialog, user can select their "preferred" site, which then becomes default for left-click of the statusbar button - completely removed redundant toolbar button
(Also missile address) The form used to register a site with the Usenet mapping project, back before the day of pervasive Internet, included a blank for longitude and latitude, preferably to seconds-of-arc accuracy. This was actually used for generating geographically-correct maps of Usenet links on a plotter; however, it became traditional to refer to this as one's ICBM address or missile address, and some people include it in their sig block with that name. (A real missile address would include target elevation.)