[Loadstone] Aproximate Point Location Question
Michael O. Hanson
mhanson at winternet.com
Wed Dec 27 14:06:06 GMT 2006
As you know, I am setting up a database to hike the Appalachian Trail using
Loadstone. I don't have data for quite a few points of interest, including
trails, road crossings, water sources, etc.
I have a method for estimating the locations of these points. I have center
line data for the entire trail. I have names and latitude and longitude
coordinates for shelters. I have access to maps with the distances of
points of interest from shelters. If they are on or relatively close to the
trail itself, I think I can use center line data to estimate locations. It
will not help with locations of towns and other things off the trail. If I
can get approximate locations of road crossings, I can figure out ways to
get to off-trail locations. Does that make sense?
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