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Nomad
28-06-2009, 08:02 PM
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

Jen
28-06-2009, 08:12 PM
How accurate is this?:

City: Ruakaka
Latitude: -35.8833
Longitude: 174.4

Jen
28-06-2009, 08:29 PM
How accurate is this?:

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

At least it got the right island. :illogical

Nomad
28-06-2009, 10:02 PM
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 :D

Blam
28-06-2009, 11:10 PM
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

Whenu
28-06-2009, 11:50 PM
Jen,according to Google Earth, the long. and lat. are in Ruakaka somewhere, cheers

R2x1
29-06-2009, 12:36 AM
Everywhere has some long. and a bit of lat. ;)

Jen
29-06-2009, 07:27 AM
http://www.ipgp.net/index.php
This one thinks Xnet runs off a boat located here ...

gary67
29-06-2009, 07:51 AM
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 :clap

R2x1
29-06-2009, 10:12 AM
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

mikebartnz
29-06-2009, 12:00 PM
Let me answer that question. Completely inaccurate. :lol:

At least it got the right island. :illogical
That's not where your ISP servers are based is it Jen.

mikebartnz
29-06-2009, 12:03 PM
This one thinks Xnet runs off a boat located here ...
So that's where all those scams are coming from.

BobM
29-06-2009, 01:02 PM
Lol Jen, your indicated position is 5km NW of Ruakaka township.

ubergeek85
30-06-2009, 07:21 PM
Sometimes they're close, sometimes not. Usually they get NZ right, but anything beyond that is usually a wild guess. I've had ads tell me I'm in Palmerston north. This one isn't much better, at least it got me in the SI.