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    Default My current location

    Hi, just out interest is it possible to locate my location now via the Internet. On my home computer etc etc ... Just want to get a taste of how via Wifi/Internet how it can tell you your location and any directions to another destination.


    Thx

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    Default Re: My current location

    How accurate is this?:

    City: Ruakaka
    Latitude: -35.8833
    Longitude: 174.4

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    Default Re: My current location

    Quote Originally Posted by Jen View Post
    How accurate is this?:

    City: Ruakaka
    Latitude: -35.8833
    Longitude: 174.4
    Let me answer that question. Completely inaccurate.

    At least it got the right island.

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    Default Re: My current location

    I am in Wellington, you almost missed the island thou as I googled cos I didn't know where Ruakaka was, 30km south of Whangarei .. more north and it be in the ocean

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    Default Re: My current location

    Its possible to find the region/city/country, but not the exact address.

    Depends on the ISP too, not always accurate.

    Not sure what Jen used, but try these one:

    http://www.ipgp.net/index.php
    http://geobytes.com/iplocator.htm

    Blam


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    Default Re: My current location

    Jen,according to Google Earth, the long. and lat. are in Ruakaka somewhere, cheers
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    Default Re: My current location

    Everywhere has some long. and a bit of lat.
    When cleaning computer,
    Caution not to water the electric part
    Or the computations will be meaningless.


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    Default Re: My current location

    Quote Originally Posted by blam6 View Post
    This one thinks Xnet runs off a boat located here ...
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    Default Re: My current location

    Quote Originally Posted by Jen View Post
    This one thinks Xnet runs off a boat located here ...
    Apparently I am there too Jen but I can't see you I'm the one waving

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    Default Re: My current location

    Well, as far as the amount of surrounding water goes, it sounds feasible.
    However, the water all around here is not salty enough to match the location. All the paths have been washed, bird baths topped up,garden well watered, gutters flushed, and the car is again getting rinsed
    When cleaning computer,
    Caution not to water the electric part
    Or the computations will be meaningless.


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