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(jcwren) RE: (2) Monks' Maps!

by jcwren (Prior)
on Oct 16, 2000 at 21:28 UTC ( #36975=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RE: Monks' Maps!
in thread Monks' Maps!

I disagree.

Latitude and longitude are absolute, lend themselves to easy super-imposition upon a map (coordinate conversion is trivial), and degree of accuracy is controlled by the user. If you want to be a little hazy about where you are, don't provide the significant digits.

For the record, I have a fair amount of experience with this, dealing with moving map displays and GPS based tracking systems under APRS. Attempting to implement a system such as you're describing makes it quite a nuisance, and is too U.S.-centric.

Not to mention, my ZipCode is 2 years old, and *still* isn't in half the ZipCode-to-whatever converters. Nextel tried to tell me I don't exist, based on my ZipCode. I had to use a nearby one so they could process my order.

--Chris

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RE: (jcwren) RE: (2) Monks' Maps!
by swiftone (Curate) on Oct 16, 2000 at 21:40 UTC
    Nextel tried to tell me I don't exist, based on my ZipCode. I had to use a nearby one so they could process my order.

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