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Re: Google Earth Monks

by davis (Vicar)
on Jul 02, 2006 at 13:36 UTC ( #558849=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Google Earth Monks

So for now I just thought I'd throw this out there, and see what the reaction is.
Very, very cool, McDarren! especially seeing as how Google Earth is now available for Linux. One minor nit (and I think this afflicts the Big Monk Map too, so it's possibly some shared code somewhere)... negative longitude values between 0 and -1 seem to get parsed as their absolute values.... e.g. my -0.33" position is interpreted as 0.33"
Other than that, very very cool. ++

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by McDarren (Abbot) on Jul 02, 2006 at 14:04 UTC
    "..negative longitude values between 0 and -1 seem to get parsed as their absolute values.."

    I guess I'll have to blame jcwren for that one :p
    If you have a look at the values on the MonkMap page (which is where I got the data from), you'll see that your longitude is given as 0.556111 (positive). Even though it's definitely entered as a negative value on your homenode.

    /me looks at jcwren... ;)

    Update (2006-07-04): I managed to speak to jcwren this morning, and he has fixed this problem. Apparently it was something to do with the way that perl handles a "negative 0" value.

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