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    GPS-based search site
    From: Sam Critchley
    Date: 2004 Mar 1, 23:46 +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, called GPSCookie, 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) on how the software/site work if
    people have a moment to try it....
    
    Many thanks in advance,
    
    Sam
    
    PS I've had a couple of questions about whether there's any "spyware"
    involved. The software runs in the foreground, only uploads your position
    when you ask it to, and if you wish to remain 100% anonymous you can sign
    up with a Hotmail account or something.
    
    
    --
    A2B Location-Based Search Engine - search for nearby links
    See http://www.a2b.cc for details
    Get our free GPS Software and upload your current position
    Add your own links - great for geocaching
    
    
    

       
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