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Re^2: Google Earth Monks

by McDarren (Abbot)
on Jul 03, 2006 at 05:20 UTC ( #558933=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Google Earth Monks
in thread Google Earth Monks

Yeah, could be many reasons for this. Most likely one is that the location data supplied by the individual monks isn't that accurate. For example, when I checked my own I was also out in the ocean. The good thing about Google Earth is that you can use it (in many areas) to zoom right into the building you work/live in and get an accurate fix (which I did with mine, and updated my home node).

One other possibility is that some Monks (such as tye) like to play funny buggers and pretend that they live at the South Pole, or other similarly "exotic" locations ;)

Of course, some others may not be comfortable with the idea of supplying "precise" location data - which is fair enough also.

Darren :)

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Re^3: Google Earth Monks
by spiritway (Vicar) on Jul 04, 2006 at 04:50 UTC

    Hi, McDarren. Yes, that's how I got my own coordinates - I used Google Earth. Homed right in on my own building (I could see myself waving as I looked on). Had to translate a bit, and I'm sure there was some rounding error, but I'm pretty close. I find this utterly fascinating...

    I don't blame tye for wanting to live at the South Pole. Rents are cheap, though it's really *really* expensive to run a T1 line out there.


      tye is the

      (1) son
      (2) nephew
      (3) father
      (4) uncle
      (5) brother
      (6) IT consultant
      (7) none of the above (please specify)

      of Santa Clause.


      holli, /regexed monk/
        Given that Santa Claus reputedly lives at the North Pole, I'd add to that list:

        (8) Lawyer
        (9) Local Member of Parliment
        (10) Estranged step-son


Re^3: Google Earth Monks
by wazoox (Prior) on Jul 03, 2006 at 21:02 UTC
    I checked myself and I'm less than 500 meters away from where I really am. Pretty good actually :)

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