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June 09, 2014

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Carl Reed

80% is one of those geographic urban myths, along the lines of Einstein saying he consider geography for study but found geography too hard so he switched to physics.

My personal belief is that the percentage of location enabled content is actually higher than 80%. Some content has "direct" location codings, such as an address, coordinates, IP addresses, GPS tracking, meets and bounds (20 feet south of the river), landmarks, and so forth. This is not just map information or customer databases but every financial transaction, every stock transaction, location tracking and so on. Then there are indirect location or geographic codings, such as a URL than can be resolved to a physical location.

Just my two cents :-)

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