I want to send by email the event location (location name + address with exact latitude / longitude). I know the full address and the exact lat/long values. I could send out:
- A google maps link (https://goo.gl/maps/8qbWJB44Gt42)
- OSM link (http://osm.org/go/0BOdUm3V1--)
- Geo URI : (geo:48.85812,2.29381?z=18)
The problem is that the first two work fine on desktops and most (in my experience) phones with an active data connection, since they depend on a web based service (Google Maps and OSM respectively). The geo: method is service independent - the location is completely encoded. However, desktop browsers don't handle it.
So the question is: what is currently the best way to share location when the target audience can be on desktop or mobile.