Getting started with geographical coordinates
alex at tweedly.net
Tue Apr 7 16:13:28 EDT 2020
Thanks. Can’t think of a better place to be locked in!
I’m sure Google thinks of what3words as a competitor, but also I suspect w3w keeps their mapping very close to their chest as a proprietary asset.
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> On 7 Apr 2020, at 16:58, Ben Rubinstein via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 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).
>>> 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¶ms=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!
>>>> On 3 Apr 2020, at 22:28, Devin Asay via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>> 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!
>>>>> 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.
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