[ckan-discuss] Conventions for Location related extras (Was Geographic Metadata)

Tim McNamara paperless at timmcnamara.co.nz
Wed Jun 1 00:54:13 BST 2011

On 1 June 2011 10:30, Stefano Costa <stefano.costa at okfn.org> wrote:

> Il giorno Tue, 31/05/2011 alle 22.57 +0100, Adrià Mercader ha scritto:
> > * location: GeoJSON representation of the extent of the package
> > (Polygon or Point)
> Adrià,
> if you mean "bounding box" (like the examples seem to imply), then
> please call it "bounding box" so that everybody understand that Polygon
> is actually a rectangle, and we don't find CKAN filled with 5MB GeoJSON
> polygons (and what about the English coastline?!).

Restricting to bounding box is probably most appropriate. Note though, there
are edge cases. Some countries cross 0 degrees latitude. A single bounding
box isn't ideal there.
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