[Loadstone] [Bulk] London underground

Stephen Giggar sgiggar at sbcglobal.net
Thu Mar 25 19:59:08 GMT 2010


No GPS will not work underground being satellite signals are line of site.

Signed: Stephen Giggar
Skype: dr-phone.

Hardware eventually fails, software eventually works.
No amount of bandwidth can fix poor design.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Geetha Shamanna" <geetha at millernorbert.de>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2010 2:14 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] [Bulk] London underground


>I thought GPS works underground as well except in the tunnel?
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Dave Carlson" <dgcarlson at sbcglobal.net>
> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
> Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2010 6:58 PM
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] [Bulk] London underground
>
>
> Am I missing something here? If you're on an underground, how do you get 
> GPS
> to work? Or are you thinking in terms of exploration mode?
>
> Dave
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Sean Randall" <seanr at randylaptop.com>
> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
> Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2010 11:55
> Subject: [Bulk] [Loadstone] London underground
>
>
> Hi again,
>
> I have located a list of London underground stations and their coordinates
> and, from these, have created a loadstone database.  I have absolutely no
> way of testing this at all, living nowhere near London.
>
> It is also worth pointing out that, should you have my UK train stations 
> in
> your database, some of the names duplicate (Brixton is just one example). 
> I
> therefore advise either loading separate databases, or adding some text to
> your less-announced set.  For instance, I use trains more than the
> underground, so might choose to amend the name of each of those points 
> with
> "tube" to differentiate them.  I would add the text to the underground and
> not the railway because I use the railway more, and so there's less to
> listen to.
>
> Naturally, the databases are at your disposal - pick and choose a mix of
> points for your own uses.  I'll have more of an idea of how accurate at
> least some of the railway points are by the weekend.
>
> You can get the underground database  from
> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1436494/london_underground.ldb and the UK train
> stations from http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1436494/UK_train_stations.ldb
> I hope some of it is useful to someone,
> Sean.
>
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