Mozilla labs is all set to include a new project called Geode that will make use of geographical information while browsing and make better use of geotagged information on the web. Geotagging is the process of adding geographic information to media ( such as longitude, latitude and altitude information to photos and videos ). This information could be utilized by services to fetch content specific to certain places.
The project would be useful for accessing location specific information on mobile devices – directions, places, street addresses. Though Mozilla does not have a big presence in the mobile browsing space. Various projects at mozilla labs have been developed to make the browsing experience much smoother and efficient. Perhaps when these set of projects mature Mozilla would be considering a major thrust in the mobile browsing space as well.
Details on the Geode project will be updated here soon.