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I went to Geocode.com and put in my address. They let you geocode up to 25 addresses to evaluate their product.
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You can use MSN Maps and find an address in North America or Europe, or find a city anywhere in the world. The in the URL, look for &C=51.66225%2c4.53552 (the numbers will vary).

The first number (after "C=") is the latitude.
The second number (after "%2c") is the longitude.

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OF course it would be good to suggest some places to find your coordinates. In fact it might be easy to interactively get it from googgle when someone just inputs their adress or city even zip code. In other words using google map to geocode it. Did you see the Google-Craigs list interraction I posted earlier?

I'm getting carried away, it is probably too much work for a coordinate anyways.

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Here's a handy table lookup for lat and long as well as a converter from degrees to decimals. It's not as cool as Nicks suggestion but it's what I used, and it works:

They list most countries and major cities in each region:
Here's the link

Here's the link



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Did you see the Google-Craigs list inetrraction I posted earlier? 

I must be blind. I'm not seeing the link!


Never mind AMG, I found it....just ignore me!



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The Alexandria Digital Library gazatteer is good place to find coordinates.
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I will look into some way of asking people to add their lat/long on login if they don't have it.


Members who do not have a lat/long in their profile will now be prompted by an obvious yellow box to enter it.

If you want to see it for yourself, go into your profile, cut the latitude value, and update your profile. Then paste you latitude back in, update again and the message will go away.

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As far as the Flag automatically appearing, hey some of us don't even want to admit we're from the US. Maybe I'll adopt that Canadiian Maple Leaf. Think they'll have me?.

I recently came across an individual that had his Lat Long Co-ordinates as part of his signature in is e-mail. That might be taking it too far, but he was a GIS technician.
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As far as the Flag automatically appearing, hey some of us don't even want to admit we're from the US.

Maybe planetary symbols would be more appropriate for some of us? I choose, Tralfamadore!



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Eh...

Aren't we all from the same planet? (or at least *on* the same planet) ;)
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Hi All,

I also checked at geocode.com and my Latitude and Longtitude is:

Decimal Degrees Deg:Min:Sec
Lat: 37.325982 37:19:33.535N
Lon: -122.046336 122:02:46.810W



My adress is:
10255 parkwood drive
Cupertino, CA 95014
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Chely,

Add the decimal degrees to your member profile so we can include you on the map when we create it.

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How is the map progressing... ? If I ever get some free time, I might be able set up a service (using ArcIMS and ColdFusion) that maps points in a map, when passed an xml-file for instance.
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one simple way to do it is to use world66.com, see for instance this map:

http://www.world66.c...ECHUKILLBTRJPAU

The gibberish string in the URL is just a list of ISO-country codes. The cartography is not so nice though...
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Unfortunately, I have had no time to even think about this recently. Any member who wants to help out with this project is welcome to contact me through a private message.

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