Right on the heels of this announcement by a company dipping its toe into queryable geographic feature services is word that my patch for an Atom format has been accepted into OpenLayers. OL features can be serialized to Atom + GeoRSS for posting to an AtomPub collection and fetched feeds with GeoRSS annotated entries can be deserialized into OL feature collections with a large degree of conformance to RFC 4287. Thanks, Tim.

It'll be interesting to see if this takes off and in which direction: position as extension or payload?