GeoURIs for fun and profit

Behold the GeoURI:

geo:37.22976,-93.28663

It’s just a simple lat/long pair which some browsers (mostly mobile) will parse as locations. It probably won’t work in your desktop browser, but here’s an example as a link: Askinosie Chocolate — Springfield, MO.

You can encode case-insensitive URIs very efficiently as QR Codes. If you’re okay with ~10m resolution on your locations, you can make very tiny QR Codes indeed:

qrencode -i -o Askinosie.png 'geo:37.2298,-93.2866'

Askinosie locationI’ve half a mind to make a little GPS-enable box that prints QR Code stickers with the current location, and the caption You are here.

One thought on “GeoURIs for fun and profit”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *