Not-very-useful GPS traces

Posted by Sam Wilson on 13 May 2013 in English (English)

I think there must be a very large number of GPS trace points at the intersection of the equator at the prime meridian (what's that place called anyway?).

I'm afraid I've been fool enough to add quite a few of these myself! Oops. Sorry.

I've modified one of the gpsbable scripts that I use to prepare NMEA files, chopping out anything around (0,0), so all should be fine from now on.

Location: Amelia Highway

Comment from Paul Johnson on 13 May 2013 at 04:45

The intersection of the Equator and Prime Meridian is called "the origin."

Comment from Sam Wilson on 13 May 2013 at 04:56

Ah! Cool. Thanks. :-)

Comment from AndrewBuck on 14 May 2013 at 19:34

Also known as "null island". A lot of stuff ends up there. Not just GPS traces but nodes, etc. You also see a lot on the equator that obiously don't belong there where just one coord got 0.0 and I assume the same happens along the meridian. I have also heard the poles collect nodes too but haven't seen it myself.


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