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[aprssig] findu.com Location off by 100 miles.

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Tue Jun 6 02:01:07 UTC 2006


On Jun 5, 2006, at 9:41 PM, Robert Bruninga wrote:

> Again, position ambiguity is not for the purpose of masking or
> hiding one's position.  It is for the purpose of reporting things
> who's position is not precise.

99% of the time (as in the case that started the thread) the  
"culprit" is a D7/00 with a GPS input. You told Kenwood to implement  
this feature whose result is to obfuscate a precise position.

Regardless, things like Google Maps have no concept of ambiguity.  
Even if I considered your actions a good thing, it simply does not  
translate into the modern world of internet mapping. One must assign  
a specific lat/lon to obtain a plot. The world has moved on to "I'm  
right here", your concept of "I'm somewhere over here" is so 20th  
century ;-)

Steve K4HG




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