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    Re: L/Lo mapping
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2006 Nov 13, 13:22 -0800

    I just tried the boulter.com/gps site (even cutting-and-pasting the url
    below to make sure I hadn't misspelled it).
    One thing I noticed is that it isn't quite smart enough to recognize
    just degrees of latitude and longitude.  Since I live near San
    Francisco, I tried just typing in 38 -122 as an approximate L/Lo (by
    convention, west longitude is considered negative).   No response.
    "Whoops," I thought, "forgot to add minutes.  So I tried 38 00  -122 00.
       Still no response.  Finally tried 38 00.0  -122 00.0 and got a map of
    Concord CA, just east of SF.
    Boulter is a manager at Yahoo and does geocaching as a hobby, he put
    together the site as a way of allowing other geocachers to quickly get
    maps to a specific L/Lo.   So we should forgive him if the site isn't
    quite perfect, it's a work of love (but I sure wish it would let me know
    when it can't figure out my input rather than just silently failing).
    Hope this helps.
    Lu Abel
    Michael Dorl wrote:
    >>James R. Van Zandt wrote:
    >>True.  Google seems to be the one site that obviously supports L/Lo
    >>input.  Other sites (such as Yahoo) will accept it but it's a hidden
    >>interface.   The site I referred to, boulter.com/gps, links to 14
    >>different mapping sites.
    > Is my browser broken or is this page non-functional?  I put in my
    > coordinates per the example but none of the active links do anything.
    > >
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