Problem Statement for Internet-wide Geo-networking

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Authors Georgios Karagiannis  , Alexandre Petrescu  , Papadimitriou Dimitri  , Bastiaan Wissingh
Last updated 2014-12-16 (latest revision 2014-06-14)
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This document describes the need of intertwining of IP networking with geographical addressing. As used today, IP routing and addressing are completely unaware of geographic parameters such as coordinates or postal addresses. Possible applications of future Internet-wide geo-networking mechanisms include, but are not limited to, dissemination of IP packets to geographical areas, or precise tracking of package positions during a shipping process, with more use-cases under discussion.


Georgios Karagiannis (
Alexandre Petrescu (
Papadimitriou Dimitri (
Bastiaan Wissingh (

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