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Subject: Re: [emergency] Circle and Polygon

Could be. I think we need more info.


At 8:03 AM -0700 6/13/05, Art Botterell wrote:
>On Jun 11, 2005, at 6/11/05 4:50 AM, Rex Brooks wrote:
>>I happen to think that either a rule of thumb, or a specified limit 
>>to the number of lat/long points might serve to solve the problem, 
>>such that practitioners can automatically apply an optimization 
>>algorithm before sending a message.
>Um.  Well, reduction of geospatial polygons, either in a smoothing 
>mode or (more likely for alerts) in an "enveloping" mode, is 
>certainly a fact of life.
>Still, I'm having difficulty with the idea that we would adopt a 
>format that roughly doubles the byte-size of each polygon, and then 
>ask senders to reduce the resolution of their data to compensate.  
>Seems like that might be a triumph of form over function, doesn't it?
>Anyway, I'm not sure anyone is actually having a problem with the 
>existing polygon format, so are we in danger of trying to fix 
>something that isn't really broken?
>- Art
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Rex Brooks
President, CEO
Starbourne Communications Design
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Berkeley, CA 94702
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