When a user uses the tag
data to ask a question about a specific area (
< the entire world), would it make sense to allow some coordinates to be associated with the question? For example a small map could appear and the user could place a point, or draw a bounding box to show the area that they are interested in.
Examples of questions where this might be of use:
- Looking for GIS data for Curitiba, Brazil?
- Seeking shapefiles for New Zealand Cities and Suburbs/Neighbourhoods?
- Seeking European City boundary data?
I think this would be a valuable addition to facilitate searching for data sources. One way to implement this could be a tag
data-specific which could have lat/long as part of the tag definition; for example
data-specific-31.4-0.34. This would enable interesting maps to made using the API to show data sources for around the world.