Position Ambiguity [was] Re: [aprssig] findu.com Location off by 100 miles.
James Jefferson Jarvis
jj at aprsworld.net
Tue Jun 6 13:21:40 CDT 2006
>Until *all* the applications that use GoogleMaps, NavTeq maps, TIGER databases,
>and other sources of imprecise online mapping stop using "pinpoints" and start
>using "blobs", they will remain very impressive kiddie coloring books--but not
>cartography. It takes little effort on an author's part to say "Oh, this datum,
>this source, is known to have an error of xxx feet, therefore I won't use
>pinpoints, I'll use something else." Very little extra effort--and no extra
>effort if the author has any professional pride.
I've been the topic of some of your public criticsm on this list. So I'd
like to respond by asking you to provide me, pubically, with a nice
algorithm for the above and help me implement it for APRS World's maps.
If that's too much work then I encourage you to use your cartography
skills and create a public mapserver that does things *right* for APRS.
I'm sure Steve and I would be happy to use it.
Thanks and 73's,
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