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    GPS-based search site
    From: Sam Critchley
    Date: 2004 Mar 1, 23:42 +0100

    Hi,
    
    A couple of years ago I sent a mail to lv-ab (a sister mailing-list to
    this one - which I also lurk on), asking some questions about how to work
    out distance between two lat/long points on the Earth's surface. A whole
    flurry of very helpful replies came back, telling me about the Great
    Circle route and how to calculate it etc.
    
    Anyway, this sparked an interest, and we're now going live on a new
    location-based search engine, called A2B, which should be of interest to
    navigation-aware people:
    
    http://www.a2b.cc
    
    Free GPS software which allows you to upload your current position from
    your GPS device (if you've also got an Internet connection), and a site
    which allows you to search for the sites nearest to your position,
    returning their distance and (rounded to compass point) bearing. You can
    also add your own sites (or someone else's).
    
    Anyway, it's just going into early beta-testing and we'd really appreciate
    some feedback (preferably in our forum at http://forum.a2b.cc although
    here or elsewhere would be fine too)
    
    --
    Sam Critchley
    
    
    

       
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