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cool lon/lat website

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i found this site the other day while looking around on hte net at work. it's kinda slick, you enter an address and zip and it gives you exact coordinates.

check it out: www.geocode.com




Cleveland, Ohio

... look for the green bus!

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Too bad they charge so much for the service. The funny thing is the geocoding technology is based on FREE data from the US Government. It's called the TIGER database.



The big problem is using one table is over 15 GIGS of files. Bulk import that into a database and it basically doubles.


We actually downloaded the census data and are going to use it to provide exact distance calculations from your home to a cache. Also from other locations (work, etc). It's just going to take us a while to get up to speed on oracle.



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