Locative Blogging Tools
This entry is just going to touch on an initiative I want to pursue. Blogging tools can be extended to usher in a structured, semantic web. A key component of that web will be location, and integrating location referencing into various blogging tools is a doable step. I want to collect a set of plugins to integrate geocoding in the writing process, and output that data in RSS.
- For Radio Userland, there’s Location.root, which does exactly that.
- For Moveable Type, I have unpublished instructions for geocoding using the mt-meta plugin. I haven’t looked at MT 3.0 yet to see if the improvements to the plugin architecture allow modification of the weblog entry form (but I don’t think so).
- For Word Press, there are some instructions, but I don’t think this allows item level geocoding. Any more help with Word Press is appreciated.
What other tools should I be looking at? Anyway to get inside Blogger, Live Journal? Maybe something can be built into the client side blogging interfaces.