Welcome to the GeoSMS blog.
As a PhD student at RMIT’s School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences I needed a way to include spatial coordinates in an SMS. On the personal front, it took me half an hour to find someone at a music festival, and I thought there had to be a better way. On the academic front, I’m involved with a project looking at ways to report crime and perceptions of safety around Melbourne and thought that geotagged SMS would be a good solution.
Anyway, I looked around for an existing geotagged SMS standard but couldn’t find one. So I thought I’d write my own.
Luckily most of the hard work had been done by the geo: URI guys, whose standard was ratified by the IETF just a few months ago. My contribution was to put these URIs in an SMS and call it a standard. The GeoSMS standard.
It isn’t bound by any patents, trademarks, or copyrights, so I hope you find it useful.