From:
"Michael M. Frazier" <MikeFrazier@visto.com>
Sent: 12/11/2000 3:32:43 PM
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Re: [gpsstash] GPS Database


Gotta love my eMap for this... As we traveled from Colorado Springs to Tulsa,
OK, I could use the base map that comes standard with the emap to see not only
where the next rest area was (and how far from where we were at that moment)
but could also pull up details almong the Interstate about the next off ramp
and what gas, food, or lodging was available there. My wife was wanting
Mexican (we were burned out on McDonald's) so I just glanced at a few exits
ahead and found there was a Taco Johns about 30 miles from where we were. So
we bypassed that McDonald's... I think this sold my wife on the versitility of
a GPS receiver... ;^)
--
Michael M. Frazier email: MikeFrazier@visto.com
Colorado Springs, CO AOL IM: frazierm99






-----Original Message-----
From: Geoff Fritz gfritz@chpc.utah.edu
Sent: Mon, 11 Dec 2000 13:54:37 -0700 (MST)
To: gpsstash@egroups.com
Subject: Re: [gpsstash] GPS Database


What I would love would be a list of public rest stops on the US's
interstate highway system (and smaller roads, if such stops exist). Just
this past weekend it would have come in handy on a trip of mine to
southern Utah.

Of course, there are several speed trap registries on the 'net. Tying in
GPS data into those has some usefulness. ;-)

-- Geoff

On Mon, 11 Dec 2000 chuckw@silverlink.net wrote:

>
> Imagine what kind of cache's will result from this :-)
>
>
> (Note: I'm pretty sure a reference to this has been posted before. This
> one includes a URL and a bit more information.)
>
>
> Compiling a Database of Australian Public Toilets
>
> Of all the great reasons to own a GPS receiver, this may well be one of
> the best. An Australian company is compiling a geographical database of
> all 13,000 public toilets in that nation. The project grew from a
> collaboration between the Australian Minister for Aged Care and the
> Continence Foundation of Australia. Clearly, people with a medical
> condition will be grateful for the information, but the project stands on
> its own merits as a genuine public service. While the database is not yet
> complete, we figured publicizing the effort might spur similar projects
> in other places around the world. From there it's only a short step to
> the traveler's nirvana of a wireless PDA and on-demand directions to the
> nearest public convenience. Wired has more details.
>
> http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,40331,00.html
>
>
> --
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> :"Condense fact from the vapor of nuance": $s=$ARGV[0];$n='';while($s) :
> : 25 -> ten.knilrevlis@wkcuhc : {$s=~s/(.$)//;$n=$n.$1;} :
> : 80 -> ekop/ten.knilrevlis.www//:ptth : print "$n\n"; :
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
> To all gun-control advocates: How about placing a sign on
> your front lawn that reads: "This home is gun-free."?
>
>
>
>
> The gpsstash page
> http://www.geocaching.com
> The GPS Stash Hunt page.
> http://www.triax.com/~yngwie/gps.html
>
> GeoCache HQ
> http://www.braveheart.com.au
> GPS Stash Hunt FAQ :
> http://www.triax.com/~yngwie/stashfaq.txt
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