[aprssig] Re: FindU Maps Quirky

James Jefferson Jarvis jj at aprsworld.net
Mon Feb 7 08:04:55 CST 2005

> Make them accountable!!!!  ONE MILE+ ERROR IS REDICULOUS!!!

It's actually an unfunded 20-year-old who is making the ridiculous error. I 
run geo.aprsworld.net which is providing the maps for findu that you are 
talking about. 

To fix the problem I need to turn on more layers, which requires processing 
and rasterizing more data, which is too much for the crappy hardware which I 
have. Steve K4HG gave me the original findu machine to use for the findu 
maps. The machine is performing well, but it is a 4 year old machine that is 
way too slow and has way too little ram to be doing what it is doing. If I 
turn on more layers that require more data then there will be no more maps 
because the machine just can't take it.

Note: I'm not claiming the TIGER data which the maps are based upon is 
accurate (it isn't entirely), but the problem you are seeing is not because 
of the TIGER data. It is because I'm running a 1:1M shapefile of the 
continent and 1:25K tiles for the street level data.



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