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An interesting take on Coordinate Precision

  • 1.  An interesting take on Coordinate Precision

    Pitney Bowes
    Posted 07-03-2019 08:17
    ​Eric Blasenheim (Thanks!) shared this great site with a humorous approach to explaining Decimal Degree coordinates and precision that
    I thought was applicable to this GIS community:

    2170: Coordinate Precision - explain xkcd




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    [Dave] [Sepowski]
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    [Pitney Bowes]
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  • 2.  RE: An interesting take on Coordinate Precision

    Pitney Bowes
    Posted 07-05-2019 10:17
    Thanks for sharing this Dave.  It's funny and helpful so I'm saving it for future use!

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    Jeffrey Howe
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    Pitney Bowes
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  • 3.  RE: An interesting take on Coordinate Precision

    Posted 07-10-2019 10:51
    From the same author is this funny take on map projections:

    https://xkcd.com/977/


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    Richard Cantwell
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  • 4.  RE: An interesting take on Coordinate Precision

    Pitney Bowes
    Posted 07-10-2019 12:11
    Richard - thanks for this! Like all GIS freaks, I love a good projection joke - cheers!
    Dave​

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