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  1. Am I missing something here? From what I can tell, the OP noticed this discrepancy first when using c:geo. He/she then went to their computer and tried loading the same map on both Firefox and IE (that's where the screenshots come from). So it's not that the coords are 'messed with' before being sent to c:geo, it's that they're being 'messed with' before being sent to Google Maps. Or have I got it all wrong? In any case, I don't notice the same behaviour....
  2. Just a quick one - those TalkyToaster maps (http://talkytoaster.info/home.htm) ARE OpenStreetMaps, with added contour data.
  3. OS (and other map information companies) put in deliberate errors, to see if the others are copying their work, rather than getting their own information! Nicholas Crane (Map Man/Coast) did a programme with the company that do the London A to Z who mapped a new street. The name they used on their map before it had an official name, was that of their chief mapping guy! As far as I know, OS do not deliberately add errors to their maps (as you say though, A-Z definitely do) - my only authority on this is that I'm a long time OSM contributor and this question gets asked and answered quite a lot on the mailing list. Any errors in OS maps are accidental, apparently. (Note that I say errors in OS maps - there are other features of OS maps which have been deliberately added, such as the name of a cartographer in the cliffs of the south coast).
  4. Do you mean eeebuntu as in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_(operating_system)? Looks like that's built off of Ubuntu 9.04, which I'm using right now to type this, and with Open Cache Manager running in the background. Somewhere on this forum there's a list of dependencies which are required to run OCM... hold on... here you go: http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=252620 Basically, you need the following packages: mono-gmcs, libwebkit1.0-cil, libgtkhtml3.16-cil. On one line: sudo apt-get install mono-gmcs libwebkit1.0-cil libgtkhtml3.16-cil If this doesn't work, contact the dev - he's embarrassingly responsive (as in, puts my work ethic to shame!) EDIT: Just re-read this bit: "The webkit for csharp isn't part of the standard EEbuntu repo". OK, so you con probably ignore my ramblings...
  5. He's not asking for free handouts, either. That wasn't my point.
  6. Somewhere on here there's a post from the developer announcing the program, but it looks like it's been buried. But I'll pipe in here also and say that OCM is AMAZING. All those on Linux should give it a try, and ditch Wine!!
  7. Have a heart, dude! Three posts isn't so much either...
  8. Thanks for that - and yeah, I read the todo list too and there'll be an impressive set of features on this once finished. May even make me become a Premium Member.... Any chance of opening up some sort of svn access, so I/we can easily update?
  9. Bit useless for me as I'm not a premium member, but I thought I'd give it a go nonetheless. A funny quirk I've found: when calling the program from the terminal: $ ocm-gtk I get the following output: (/usr/local/lib/opencachemanager/ocm-gtk.exe:2299): GLib-WARNING **: g_set_prgname() called multiple times Unhandled Exception: System.TypeInitializationException: An exception was thrown by the type initializer for ocmgtk.OCMSplash ---> GLib.GException: Failed to open file './icons/scalable/traditional.svg': No such file or directory at Gdk.Pixbuf..ctor (System.String filename, Int32 width, Int32 height) [0x00000] at ocmgtk.OCMSplash..cctor () [0x00000] --- End of inner exception stack trace --- at ocmgtk.MainClass.Main (System.String[] args) [0x00000] ..followed by a crash (or exit - not sure which. Either way, the program doesn't start). When selecting the program from the Internet menu, the program starts up fine. No idea why this occurs, as the menu shortcut calls ocm-gtk doesn't it? Otherwise, certainly looks interesting - I especially like the use of OSM maps! Params: Ubuntu 9.10 Acer One netbook All pre-requisites installed as per the OP.
  10. Personally, I find all this very interesting. A global postcode system of sorts. See for yourself: http://blog.jgc.org/2010/06/1010-code.html Thoughts?
  11. Why not just have the script that makes the image, make the images name static and use img src as usual. long as the script runs on your own server it should be ok. Unless I misunderstand your suggestion, that's what I'm doing. The src attritube just points to a php script running on my server. The script doesn't save the image that it creates as a file. It just returns an image/png content type. Put this on any web page and see: <img src="http://turner.mannlib.cornell.edu/dynimg/CurrentTime.php" /> I think what the fox was saying is that your script which runs on your own server creates an actual image file. You then link to it using something like: <img src="http://turner.mannlib.cornell.edu/dynimg/CurrentTime.png" /> The difference, as you know, is that you now have a saved image on your server, which just gets overwritten each time the script runs. To the end user, the effect is the same. However, to you and your server, the load is a lot heavier as the image would have to be regenerated every minute (or second, depending upon the application) on the off chance that someone is viewing the page. Personally, I prefer serving images on-the-fly just as you've done - server load is reduced, and end effect is identical to both the user and Groundspeak...
  12. Have you read through this thread yet? http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php...248727&st=0 It's about the newly established Geocaching UK Podcast. I'd get into contact with the presenter/producer/webmaster/genius of that podcast, as he'll probably have some contacts which may be willing to contribute, as indeed he might also be. The user is Cornell Finch, and he has some wacky trousers. But don't worry, cos it's not TV...
  13. tiiiim

    UK PostCodes

    Groundspeak are indeed very slow to fix any problems. It would be nice if they would at least acknowledge them from time to time. But I've got used to it now - I have no expectations! Perhaps we should all train ourselves to work out lat/lon coords....
  14. You're special. Seriously dude, go away - let's keep the forums happy!
  15. tiiiim

    UK PostCodes

    I get the same erroneous results, but unfortunately have no solution! This needs looking into because if the Google API is used correctly then this sort of discrepancy should not be occurring - it doesn't in the web apps I operate at the moment...
  16. Aaaaaaaaah, 50MB per month!! Now I gedit! Wow, that's pretty cool - like a loyalty perk! So yeah, that'd be more than enough: perhaps to get the money's worth you need to get out and create an 'enhanced' podcast in MP4! I can confirm that the download I have is 128kbps (kilo-bits-per-second). If I were you, I wouldn't go any lower than this: whilst for voice 96kbps would be fine, definite artefacts would start to appear in the musical segues, and if you're to start having Skype voicemails also... That's just me though - I have some freaky hearing!!
  17. I too think it takes far too many clicks to get to the Google map (at least two, and that's if the form is auto-filled). Perhaps not put the map on the homepage, but at least make it only one click away. As you say, defaulting to the home location to begin with is a good idea, then if the searcher wants to view somewhere else, use the search function. I don't get it. I use http://www.geocaching.com/my/ as my "home page". In the righthand column is an icon that reads, "Map It" that does just that. Search for nearest geocaches from your home coordinates (filter out finds). List newest in Minnesota View nearby benchmarks View nearby waymarks That's cool - didn't know about the 'Map It' link. However, I'm talking about the Geocaching home page, as in www.geocaching.com which does not have this feature. If the answer is to use the */my as the homepage, then so be it...
  18. I too think it takes far too many clicks to get to the Google map (at least two, and that's if the form is auto-filled). Perhaps not put the map on the homepage, but at least make it only one click away. As you say, defaulting to the home location to begin with is a good idea, then if the searcher wants to view somewhere else, use the search function.
  19. Ah, I see - been there too: very frustrating! Libsyn looks good, and at $5/month it's not too much. Only 50MB storage though. With the first podcast being ~18MB, that's only 2 podcasts - will you be deleting the old podcasts to accommodate? Much like the BBC does with its podcasts? Ah, I see. Thanks for the info! Every day's a school day! I listened to the podcast yesterday - great work, and very informative. Also love the cheesy segue music!! Offer still stands - if you need extra room or an offsite backup, just let me know! Otherwise, keep up the good work!
  20. If server/bandwidth issues become a problem, may I suggest some options? 1) Bittorent. Perhaps use the OpenBitTorrent tracker. This probably won't be the most effective means of distribution to the masses primarily because lots of people don't/won't use the technology for various reasons. However, it eases server load considerably once the first couple of seeds are established. 2) Mirroring. I have space, and will gladly mirror/archive the mp3 files if you'd like. This all assumes that: a) Your licence allows re-distributions in these ways. You don't keep or care about tracking the number of unique downloads. Note that I have no idea of the iTunes podcast model - do you upload the podcast to their servers? If so, this could become a moot point as I guess most people will use the iTunes platform to access the material. Personally, I won't, but at least I'll be in the minority pinging your servers every 10 minutes!
  21. The direct download link is working fine for me. Also, for those who subscribe to podcasts with programs other than iTunes, you can add the following feed: http://www.ukgcpodcast.com/feed/ Haven't listened yet, but the reviews look promising!
  22. Yes...#2... Why pay their engineers, R&D team, etc when they KNOW they can throw a unit out that is not ready for prime time and the fanboys will STILL eat it up? Then they sit back and watch their unknowing, unpaid EMPLOYEES (in the form of beta testers) flog the crap out of the unit for them, find/post/bitch about problems and THEN release firmware updates as they see fit to make the peons happy. All they have to do is troll the boards. Virtually no out-of-pocket expense, as compared to paying REAL employees, who are on the clock. Not just GPSr's - Apple, anyone?
  23. does it have a GPSr? Of course, otherwise it'd be useless!! Now, the GPSr isn't in-built - I use a USB GPS dongle or a bluetooth GPS puck, hence the use of apostrophes when I say 'unit'...!! keep the netbook in your backpack and use the bluetooth GPS, while having your netbook navigate you by the following method: 2 beeps means right, 1 beep means straight, 3 beeps means left, 4 beeps means go backwards, higher pitch means you're getting nearer, the less time between the multiple beeps for navigation, the less you have to rotate that way. Oh! And have it read the hint aloud. Now, go try that out in that parking lot looking for an LPC, just imagine the wierd looks! That's exactly what I have got, and I've posted about it on these forums before (though I can't be bothered to find the posts). Instead of beeps I use speech to tell me the distance and bearing to the cache, which is fed to me through headphones (actually, an FM transmitter). I usually have a pretty good idea of my general bearing in the first place, but if I'm a bit lost I use a compass to match up with the instructions. Once I'm within 15m of the cache, the speech also tells me the hint. This is all remotely controlled from my Palm PDA (if desired). It also has battery status updates built in, and GPS status updates if required. It's pretty amazing what you can do with these netbooks and a sack load of time and patience!! So in terms of ruggedness it doesn't really matter, unless I'm planning on falling over on my back at some point...
  24. does it have a GPSr? Of course, otherwise it'd be useless!! Now, the GPSr isn't in-built - I use a USB GPS dongle or a bluetooth GPS puck, hence the use of apostrophes when I say 'unit'...!!
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