Christian Anderson wrote:
> I got a new phone last week, and just realized that the url the GPS spits
> out is a little different from my old Toshiba. I used to get a url like:
That probably corresponds to 43 11'10.42" N 140 47'36.26" E.
> But now I get something like:
That probably corresponds to 42.84779 N 140.71558 E.
> Try clicking on them and see what you get. The first one works (from my old
> keitai), but the second one gives a broken image where the map was supposed
> to be.
The first one redirects me to some kind of default page.
> So anyway, I tried to be creative and replace the walk.eznavi thing with the
> at.navi.com part up to the ? mark, but that didn't work because the way the
> coordinates are written are different. I tried like 126.96.36.199 and
> 188.8.131.52 in the at-navi url, but that produced something out in the
> middle of the ocean.
> Anyone know a work around for this? My new phone is awesome except for this
> problem which is mucking up my moblog.
I think you need to convert from decimal degrees to degrees, minutes
and seconds. Try going to <http://www.at-navi.com/map/checkMap.jsp?
The conversion would be (in Python; hopefully the comments are
enough to explain it):
# Separate out the sign.
if deg < 0.0:
sign = '-'
deg = -deg
sign = '+'
# Convert to an integer to avoid inconsistent rounding later.
# The least significant digit of the result corresponds to
# centiseconds so multiply the number accordingly. Note that
# int rounds towards zero.
csec = int(deg * 60.0 * 60.0 * 100.0 + 0.5)
# Split up into the four components. divmod calculates
# quotient and remainder simultaneously.
sec, csec = divmod(csec, 100)
min, sec = divmod(sec, 60)
deg, min = divmod(min, 60)
# Convert the four components and sign into a string. The
# % operator on strings works like C's sprintf function.
return '%s%d.%02d.%02d.%02d' % (sign, deg, min, sec, csec)
Life would be so much easier if we could look at the source code.
Received on Mon Dec 29 23:41:12 2003