[openstreetmap-website] Implement `geo:` URLs for sharing (#799)
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Mon Dec 29 18:26:04 UTC 2014
I agree that this would be quite useful. `geo:` is the future for sharing location, but indeed, its not implemented everywhere yet. From what I've seen, it is spreading fast. Here's some relevant info on `geo:` that I have found: Google Maps on Android supports `geo:` URIs, as well as Osmand.
* the RFC: https://tools.ietf.org/rfc/rfc5870
* the vCard standard supports `geo:` http://geouri.org/2010/06/10/geo-and-vcards/
* Android frameworks: https://developer.android.com/guide/components/intents-common.html#Maps
* Android map apps: Google Maps, Waze, Google Earth and probably others
Perhaps this feature could be beta tested by making OSM give the `geo:` URI on apps/platforms that are known to support it (e.g. all Android, specific browsers, etc).
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