Global Positioning System
Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 3:04PM
[chuck] in GPS, Kapuas Hulu, Science, West Kalimantan

Here's one from the archive.  I am standing in front of a Dayak longhouse in the Kapuas Hulu regency of West Kalimantan in the early 1990's trying to spatially locate myself with a clunky GPS receiver. These were the days of "Selective Availability (SA)", and even though I might get a reading, it could be off by as much as 100 m.  I'm glad they eventually did away with this foolishness. [NOTE:  The GPS receivers in those days were big and heavy - and white, apparently. Don't know for sure, but it looks like I'm wearing a Batman t-shirt].


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