Getting started with geographical coordinates

Ben Rubinstein benr_mc at cogapp.com
Tue Apr 7 11:57:37 EDT 2020


What a beautiful view you have! Interesting that Google Maps doesn't accept 
what3words yet - possibly viewed as a competitor.

On 04/04/2020 01:49, Alex Tweedly via use-livecode wrote:
> And I'm at plump.magpie.tightest (sorry, no calculated height available, not 
> even in annoying feet - but I'd guess somewhere around 2 or 3 metres).
> 
> Alex.
> 
> On 03/04/2020 23:07, Graham Samuel via use-livecode wrote:
>> A long way from me at 43°16′43″N 2°09′36″E 
>> <https://tools.wmflabs.org/geohack/geohack.php?pagename=Raissac-sur-Lampy&params=43.2786_N_2.16_E_type:city(456)_region:FR-OCC> 
>> - and much higher (I’m about 130m). Sorry not to be quite so accurate!
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Graham
>>> On 3 Apr 2020, at 22:28, Devin Asay via use-livecode 
>>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Graham,
>>>
>>> You get back lat and long in degrees and fractions of degrees, as a decimal 
>>> numeral. For instance, I get latitude: 40.248676 and longitude: 
>>> -111.651062, and for good measure altitude in meters at 1398.380493. Wow, 
>>> now you all know exactly where I am!
>>>
>>> Devin
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> On Apr 3, 2020, at 1:49 PM, Graham Samuel via use-livecode 
>>>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> This is cheeky but I can’t run up my mobile simulation today - can someone 
>>>> tell me the format of the geographical coordinates produced by 
>>>> mobileSensorReading et al. I mean, is say latitude just one integer 
>>>> showing seconds, or is it deg, min, sec - and are fractional seconds 
>>>> returned (so, floating point)? I shall find out for myself eventually but 
>>>> it would help a little to know now. AFAIKS there’s nothing in the LC 
>>>> documentation about it.
>>>>
>>>> Graham



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