[Loadstone] Just to let you know re: Geocoder website

Jacob Kruger jacobk at cknet.co.za
Mon Jun 2 07:08:34 BST 2008


Will try it out.

Apparently the geocoder thing also uses it in combination with yahoo maps, 
but will try compare them.

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...Fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gianfranco Giudice" <g.giudice at balcab.ch>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2008 7:09 AM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Just to let you know re: Geocoder website


> Hi
>
> I made much better experience with the google tool on LS website.
>
> Gian
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Jacob Kruger
> Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2008 1:50 PM
> To: Loadstone mailing list
> Subject: [Loadstone] Just to let you know re: Geocoder website
>
> This site here:
> http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/geocoding.html
>
> which allows you to enter addresses and then returns the 
> longitude/latitude
> coordinates is something useful except that it's coordinates aren't always
> accurate, and are sometimes waaaay off FWIW.
>
> For example, if I enter my home address, then it's around 450m off in
> relation to the actual point I loaded on my driveway using the # key in 
> nav
> mode, and that wasn't too bad, but, for example, in the last week or so 
> I've
> entered 2 or 3 different physical addresses along the lines of street
> number, street name, suburb, province, country, and it's been around 10km
> off.  I also tried one using something along the lines of c/o street1,
> street2, suburb, province, country, and it was then around 2km off.
>
> Anyway, the sort of worst one was yesterday when I entered an 
> entertainment
> venue's name, followed by suburb, province, country, and it came back 
> around
> 30km off.
>
> Just think that they should maybe either give you some sort of description
> along the lines of what's returned, or else at least tell you if they 
> don't
> know what you're looking for.
>
> Anyway, got another plan where I have a friend with the Garmin mapquest
> software and we're going to see if we can maybe export areas, or else, 
> just
> retype all points of interests coordinates for certain areas into a 
> database
> which I'll then try export/import into my database, but will let you know.
>
> Stay well
>
> Jacob Kruger
> Blind Biker
> Skype: BlindZA
> '...Fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'
>
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