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Talk:How to Store Geo Coordinates on an NFC Tag

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Croozeus - Great content!

Hi Andreas,

Thanks for this article and the other NFC articles, looks great to me.

Thanks for using the wiki styling efficiently :) I've just tidy up the headers in all your recent articles - we generally use 2nd and 3rd level headers in the article, since the level 1 header is reserved for the article name. Also, in most of the articles I've put your introductory text in an "Introduction" section - with the abstract above it.

Some comments related to this article:

  • Could you please populate the article metadata with the supported platforms discussed in the article?
That this scheme is also connected to Bing Maps on WP8 - however, the app starts to search for the coordinates, but then gives up and does NOT center the map on the specified coordinates! You can use the scheme to search for a place name, however.
  • Can you please also add in the article, the Maps URI format to search for a place name? I think this may be useful, particularly if the map is not centered when given the coordinates.
Navigation URI Schemes:
Microsoft defined additional URI schemes that work only on Windows Phone 8 and trigger starting navigation using the main maps client right away.
  • You refer to the 'main maps client' above. Do you mean Nokia maps? If yes, we can mention it upfront.
  • I checked the URL "" it works. However, I've always known the URL as "" from Could you let me know where the URL '' is publicized? I just want to make sure that we expose a unanimous URL for the developers - as mentioned on HERE developer portal.
  • In the 'Web Redirection Script' section, is using PHP really required? Why not use javascript navigator.userAgent? Just curious.
  • In general, I think the article presents really good content - much of which may be even applicable to non-NFC apps (particularly HTML5 apps or HTML links in a native app).

Does it make sense to have a generic article like for e.g. 'URI based methods for launching Maps" ? Just thinking aloud - let me know your comments.



croozeus 09:58, 25 February 2013 (EET)

Aady - Will second that & a suggestion

Nice Articles, thanks for posting.

A view on this submissions: I see that all the articles come from this link :
and most are an exact replica:

And although it seems that you are the author of those, absolutely no problem in publishing in various platforms to make other developers aware of that. But instead of duplicating the efforts, why not create a "Generic" NFC Interactor article and put the relevant background information & links in that single article?



Aady 07:29, 26 February 2013 (EET)

Hamishwillee - Andreas moved these at my request

Hi Guys

Andreas moved these articles here on my request so we can have better links from his projects. Ideally he'd remove the content from technet and have a master copy here, but that is his call.

I will encourage him to look at your comments and see if he can update this copy.



hamishwillee 08:53, 4 March 2013 (EET)

Croozeus - Re: Andreas moved these at my request

Thanks Hamish. Would be great if Andreas can address the above comments.



croozeus 19:21, 6 March 2013 (EET)

Hamishwillee - Yes, and he agrees

Andreas agrees these are valid comments, but he is particularly busy right now with work. He has promised to look into this as soon as he can.

hamishwillee 01:36, 7 March 2013 (EET)