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# Can I add a hundredths decimal to the distance from a geocache?

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Using the app, click the geocache, click the compass, you'll see the distance to the cache, but only to one decimal place. Is there a way to add an additional decimal place?

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1 hour ago, ShardsofNarsil said:

Using the app, click the geocache, click the compass, you'll see the distance to the cache, but only to one decimal place. Is there a way to add an additional decimal place?

Nope.  But for iPhone, Cachly does and L4C does (although that one awkwardly abbreviates miles to “mil”).

How much difference is that going to make from that distance?

2 hours ago, Tassie_Boy said:

How much difference is that going to make from that distance?

Generally no difference but in some cases you may need even more accurate distance. What bothers me is using decimal numbers with imperial units. The distance should be miles and furlongs not miles and desimiles.

Yes!

Because this is far more simple then basing everything on a round number like ten. I mean everybody knows and easily calculates without further thinking that one mile equals 8 furlong. And instead of adding another stupid decimal number to be more accurate they shoud add gaunter's chain. Cuz ten (ugly ten) of them equal a furlongs. Then for even more accurately informations fathoms yard foot and inch shall do the trick.

Stupid decimal stuff can't keep up with this simplicity.

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6 hours ago, Tassie_Boy said:

How much difference is that going to make from that distance?

It's the difference between walking toward the cache and seeing the number change every tenth of a mile (528ft or 161m), and walking toward the cache and seeing the number change every hundredth of a mile (52.8ft or 16.1m).

Personally, I don't want the more frequent feedback until my device/app switches from miles to yards, but I can see how some might prefer it the other way.

6 hours ago, DerDiedler said:

Stupid decimal stuff can't keep up with this simplicity.

By contrast....

ETA:  Just ignore the two glaring errors in the above image, haha

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Personally, I don't want the more frequent feedback until my device/app switches from miles to yards, but I can see how some might prefer it the other way.

Yards?  Mine don't know what yards are.  They all switch from miles to feet.  From. 1 mi to  527 ft.

On 11/15/2019 at 3:41 PM, thebruce0 said:

By contrast....

ETA:  Just ignore the two glaring errors in the above image, haha

Two errors? I count more..

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1 hour ago, cghove said:

Two errors? I count more..

I can see at least 4 errors.

lol

... -> millimeter -> centimeter -> decimeter -> meter -> decameter -> hectometer -> kilometer -> ...

The deci/deca/hecto units we don't typically use, at least in geocaching relying on base meters and kilometers.  Nonetheless, there's one base value that defines the decimal system, as opposed to the enormous variety of highly relative ratios in imperial

4 hours ago, thebruce0 said:

lol

... -> millimeter -> centimeter -> decimeter -> meter -> decameter -> hectometer -> kilometer -> ...

The deci/deca/hecto units we don't typically use, at least in geocaching relying on base meters and kilometers.  Nonetheless, there's one base value that defines the decimal system, as opposed to the enormous variety of highly relative ratios in imperial

Or, for those of us not in North America:

... -> millimetre -> centimetre -> decimetre -> metre -> decametre -> hectometre -> kilometre -> ...

😉

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Huh, I never heard of a hectometer before, interesting.

Hectometer!? Ok, I'm curious. Here is what I found down this rabbit hole, if you trust the source:

1 Planck length is 0.00000000000000000000000000000000001 meters

1 yoctometer is 0.000000000000000000000001 meters

1 zeptometer is 0.000000000000000000001 meters

1 attometer is 0.000000000000000001 meters

1 femtometer is 0.000000000000001 meters

1 picometer is 0.000000000001 meters

1 nanometer is 0.000000001 meters

1 micrometer is 0.000001 meters

1 millimeter is 0.001 meters

1 centimeter is 0.01 meters

1 decimeter is 0.1 meters

1 meter is itself

1 decameter is 10 meters

1 hectometer is 100 meters

1 kilometer is 1,000 meters

1 megameter is 1,000,000 meters

1 gigameter is 1,000,000,000 meters

1 terameter is 1,000,000,000,000 meters

1 petameter is 1,000,000,000,000,000 meters

1 exameter is 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 meters

1 zettameter is 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 meters

1 yottameter is 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 meters

-According to string theory, lengths smaller than a planck length do not make any physical sense. This is the scale of quantum foam.
-In between petameter and exameter, 1 parsec is 30,857,000,000,000,000 meters, just shy of the nearest star, Proxima centauri

- 870 Yottameters is the approximate diameter of the visible universe, but someone let go of the other end of the tape measure so it's an estimate.

Source - Cliff Burgess, Nov 2007 'the great cosmic roller coaster ride' from Scientific American, p. 55.

That'll be one heck of a gps that can measure 1 planck

11 hours ago, thebruce0 said:

That'll be one heck of a gps that can measure 1 planck

That would have a resolution of one planck, plus or minus thirty feet.

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11 hours ago, thebruce0 said:

That'll be one heck of a gps that can measure 1 planck

I laughed so hard.

On 11/17/2019 at 8:15 AM, arisoft said:

I can see at least 4 errors.

I see 5 spelling errors.

But still, one thing is better about imperial units. No decimal unit is named as cute as poppeyseed

Well as a side note, here are some interesting historic factoids about the origins of the -re and -er spelling variants

I tend to mix and pick and choose a whole lot of my Canadian/US/British spelling variants; usually based on context, or intended audience, sometimes muscle memory, sometimes laziness

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