Re: Digits in The Interview
From: Jackson McDonald
Date: 2014 Dec 25, 14:17 -0800
Where do those coordinates mentioned take you?
Score one for the moviemakers for accuracy! The coordinates given about 15 minutes into the movie are 40.1326 latitude and 123.9889 longitude, or near the Chinese – North Korean border:
It’s roughly 50 kilometers west of Dandong, a border town on the Chinese side of the Yalu River. As explained in this post about GPS coordinates, using four decimal places narrows the meeting place down to about an 8-10 meter area – about the size of that mountain top they met on.
Don't four digits to the right of the decimal exceed GPS precision?