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Feb. 26th, 2005

02:48 am - LJ user map

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I'd like you all to plot yourself on a map using this thing. :-) When trying to figure out my latitude and longitude, I've found both maporama and Terraserver to be very helpful. It displays it in a little information box in the corner. I'm surprised that neither google maps, mapquest, not mappoint display latitude or longitude information.

I'm trying to get all my Livejournal friends' locations plotted on a map - please add your location starting with this form.
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(Then get your friends to!)

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From:oniaka
Date:February 26th, 2005 02:57 am (UTC)
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already there for ya babe. It is BABE isent it? ;-)
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From:ladon13
Date:February 26th, 2005 07:06 am (UTC)
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Terraserver
http://terraserver.microsoft.com/advfind.aspx?Panel=address
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From:somewoman
Date:February 26th, 2005 07:26 am (UTC)

Yeah...

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It's so great that it reconizes neither my actual address nor arterial Lexington Ave, and keeps insisting that my zip code is in Falcon Heights. Eh, well. Close enough for your purposes, I'd say.
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From:omnifarious
Date:February 26th, 2005 10:23 am (UTC)

Re: Yeah...

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Someone else pointed at Terraserver as well. I was kind of surprised that none of the major mapping websites supplied latitude and longitude, especially now in the days of GPS.

I think the whole map thing is pretty interesting actually.

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From:brighteyez
Date:February 26th, 2005 10:26 am (UTC)
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This is not working for me. hehehe
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From:omnifarious
Date:February 26th, 2005 10:35 am (UTC)
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ladon13 also pointed me at Terraserver, which does a nice job of giving latitude and longitude too.

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From:brighteyez
Date:February 26th, 2005 10:49 am (UTC)
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That did a little better.....I think. hehehehe
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From:omnifarious
Date:February 26th, 2005 11:18 am (UTC)
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I got mine pinned down to within 500 feet of my actual precise location at this instant. :-)

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From:eqe
Date:February 26th, 2005 03:22 pm (UTC)
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I'm at 37.7781 , -122.4035. My front door is at 37.7781 , -122.4036. :)
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From:omnifarious
Date:February 26th, 2005 07:48 pm (UTC)
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Grrr, you geeky people with your fancy GPS recievers! Wait, I want to be one of those people. *sigh* :-)

I guess I could go get one. I just haven't yet. My friend Rose who lives in San Francisco got a new car and a really fancy GPS based mapping and direction finding system for her car. She basically doesn't have to navigate anymore.

The only problem is that in one of those most useful places for it to work, downtown SF, it doesn't work because all the tall buildings end up blocking the satelites.

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From:eqe
Date:February 26th, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC)
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GPS

Nah, I actually got that off of maporama. So who knows if it's right or not.
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