in reply to Google Earth Monks

This is fun... but when I tried locating some monks, I discovered that they lived offshore, apparently in the ocean. Possibly something needs more work - but I couldn't identify whether it was with Google Earth, converting between formats, or what... Of course, it might be that these monks work on offshore oil rigs or boats or something.

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Re^2: Google Earth Monks
by McDarren (Abbot) on Jul 03, 2006 at 05:20 UTC
    Yeah, could be many reasons for this. Most likely one is that the location data supplied by the individual monks isn't that accurate. For example, when I checked my own I was also out in the ocean. The good thing about Google Earth is that you can use it (in many areas) to zoom right into the building you work/live in and get an accurate fix (which I did with mine, and updated my home node).

    One other possibility is that some Monks (such as tye) like to play funny buggers and pretend that they live at the South Pole, or other similarly "exotic" locations ;)

    Of course, some others may not be comfortable with the idea of supplying "precise" location data - which is fair enough also.

    Darren :)

      I checked myself and I'm less than 500 meters away from where I really am. Pretty good actually :)

      Hi, McDarren. Yes, that's how I got my own coordinates - I used Google Earth. Homed right in on my own building (I could see myself waving as I looked on). Had to translate a bit, and I'm sure there was some rounding error, but I'm pretty close. I find this utterly fascinating...

      I don't blame tye for wanting to live at the South Pole. Rents are cheap, though it's really *really* expensive to run a T1 line out there.


        tye is the

        (1) son
        (2) nephew
        (3) father
        (4) uncle
        (5) brother
        (6) IT consultant
        (7) none of the above (please specify)

        of Santa Clause.


        holli, /regexed monk/
Re^2: Google Earth Monks
by GrandFather (Saint) on Jul 14, 2006 at 07:17 UTC

    But that is where SpongeBob lives!

    DWIM is Perl's answer to Gödel