GPS walking

March 15, 2006

Russian Embassy</p>

Originally uploaded by angrydicemoose.
I'm messing around with the GPS function on my phone, it allows me to add latitude and longitude information to pictures that I take and also adds a link which shows the exact location on a map. I'd say that the accuracy is about 50 meters to 100 meters. The Russian Embassy is actually across the street from where the thumbtack on the map is, but that is probably in line with what I should expect from civilian GPS usage, right? Or perhaps this is not satellite GPS but, it is based on triangulation of base stations (the phone connects to three stations at once). Not sure if I want to use this yet to call in a bombing run.

携帯電話のGPS機能で最近遊んでいる。auの電話以外でどうなっているか分からないけど、この電話だと、写真に緯度経度情報を付加して、地図でその場所を見るためのリンクも作成される。 精度は50mから100mぐらい。実際地図上の場所 から道わたって少し歩いたところにロシア大使館はあるから。軍隊用のGPSじゃないからこれぐらいが妥当なのかな?それとも基地局を利用してるのかな?いずれにしても、このGPSを使っての爆撃指令はまだ出せないな。

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