The first version of a firefox extension to handle geo-URIs is now available. The plugin uses a proxy to forward ‘geo:’ requests to a mapping service (currently Google Maps, we’re planning to make this configurable RSN).
The extension should be compatible with Firefox 1.5 and above – You might need to allow software installations from “p.geouri.org”, and firefox will need to be restarted.
After installation, clicking on the following link should bring up a map of Vienna’s city centre:
As usual, feedback is appreciated – please note that this extension is currently at a “proof of concept” level, subsequent versions will provide more choice of mapping services via a configuration option. The extension should detect new versions automatically as we release them.