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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 09:41 AM
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here's a real bonehead question
I want to know the longitude and latitude of where my house is. How can I find out?
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 09:42 AM
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1. Do you own a sextant?
Edited on Thu Mar-11-04 09:43 AM by XNASA
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 10:16 AM
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18. Locking
no sextant threads
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southerngirlwriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 09:42 AM
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2. look yourself up on Yahoo's Driving Directions thing
try whoever's name the phone is in first.

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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 09:51 AM
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12. we're unlisted
:tinfoilhat:
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liberal72 Donating Member (405 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 09:42 AM
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3. Email John Ashcroft or Tom Ridge, I'm sure they already know.
n/t
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 09:44 AM
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4. lmao hee hee! too bad it's probably true, OMG...
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jean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 09:44 AM
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5. this is a good source
http://www.zipinfo.com/search/zipcode.htm

put your zip code in and check the box for lat/long
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 09:45 AM
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6. That's a neat site!
:-)
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 09:46 AM
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8. Great source.
Now I'm curious: what's an FIPS code? What's MSA/PMSA? And what's the precise long/lat of my house?

Not asking you, Jean... just... gawd, curiosity just keeps multiplying when we get a little info, doesn't it?!

Thanks a bunch. :hi:
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jean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 09:53 AM
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13. phew - thank goodness you're not asking me, who has no clue!
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 09:54 AM
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14. I should've been a cartographer.
I love to read maps. I can spend hours poring over map books.

Yet I don't know how to find things by longitude & latitude. I guess I would if I were a cartographer -- ya think? ;)
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Shrek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 09:46 AM
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7. Here's a link
Maps a street address.

Geocode test drive.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 09:48 AM
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10. that's it exactly!
Thank you!!
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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 09:47 AM
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9. Not sure about other coverage
... but MultiMap will give you the lat/long for the UK and US at least.

(http://www.multimap.com /)

Nihil
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 09:50 AM
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11. woo hoo!
thanks!
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jean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 09:57 AM
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15. here are FIPS, MSA/PMSA links
FIPS code
http://www.census.gov/geo/www/fips/fips.html


MSA/PMSN
http://www.zipinfo.com/products/z5msa/z5msaoi.htm

ANd to find your house at that other link (lat/long) I think you could just enter your Nine digit zipcode - that one is your exact house code.


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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 09:59 AM
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16. If you download and install IP trace software...
such as NeoTrace, for instance, it will tell you your latitude and longitude to tenths of a second.

http://download.com.com/3000-2648-7139158.html?tag=lst-...
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Ready4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 10:15 AM
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17. Borrow a GPS unit.
Ask around. They are cheap enough now that it's possible some friends of your's already own one.

Or you might check a store like REI and see if they rent hiking GPS's. I don't know if they do, but it's worth a shot.

If you know any pilots it's a good bet they have a portable unit. If there is a private airport nearby you might go there and hang around the lounge. You might luck out and find a bored pilot who'd bring his GPS to your place on a lark. If you lived near me (Maryland) I'd do it for ya. My GPS is ancien, but it would do the trick.

Finally, I think low end hiking GPS's are available for around $99. If that's too rich you could do the awful thing of buying it, using it to get your coordinates, then returning it. (Or re-sell it on eBay?)

Lots of options there.
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