A. Markowetz, T. Brinkhoff, and B. Seeger. Geographic information retrieval. In 3rd International Workshop on Web Dynamics, New York, 2004. [url]
This document describe a system for mapping internet resources to geographical locations. The authors start from the idea that “all business is local”, for which almost each web page has a local context. For lots of applications geographically close information is the most important.
The autheors list previous work to map internet resources by their physical proximity highlighting the difficulties of clustering in such a way the information. So they propose to use a combined mechanism for which the structure of links pointing to a particular resource is used to contextualise it: “the local pizza parlor might be referenced by only twenty or thirty links, but all from within Marlburg.”