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    Mapcodes: launching my new website

    Ok, so here's more update news. Check out this page from your phone while walking around outside and let me know how it works for you: https://www.overhere.co.za/live/ The 'Record this position' button is where the real magic is :) Now you can walk around a complex path and end up with a...
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    Mapcodes: launching my new website

    Hey errybody, so I thought I'd share that I've added some new functionality to www.overhere.co.za for your viewing pleasure :) 1: 'Get a mapcode' page -> using the map I've removed the auto-centering of the marker on zooming the map, because although on the one hand it helps the marker 'follow'...
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    Mapcodes: launching my new website

    Done already :) I integrated it into 'Show on a map' and 'Get directions to a mapcode' (IF you don't enter an origin - keep the origin box blank). Unfortunately Waze deep links don't support origins and destinations, just a lat-lon destination ... but yeah, it works for you :) Clicking on the...
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    Mapcodes: launching my new website

    *shrugs* We'll see. The Mapcodes "data file" isn't that scary ... the PHP library I'm using has coordinates, country names and a file with functions to encode and decode and do all kinds of other magic stuff I haven't even started working with. Now I've got a platform to play with, I'm gonna...
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    Mapcodes: launching my new website

    Hah, so they took Plus Codes public? Fine, I'll see if I can integrate those into my site too (shouldn't be hard), then I can be platform agnostic :D I don't care which system people use ... so long as it's open source and we can stop using terrible physical addresses, I'm onboard. Give me the...
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    Nokia 8 Sirocco

    REALLY? omw, so happy if this happens. Why did it take so long? Sooooo many phones that aren't Android One at all received Pie, and the Sirocco hasn't until now. That totally breaks the second promise of Android One: that these devices would be the very first after the Google phones to receive...
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    Mapcodes: launching my new website

    Hey, I agree that device GPS accuracy can be off (I noticed some jumps of around 100m on my phone when GPS signal got obscured), which is why my website offers two levels of verification for every mapcode generated: first it does a reverse search on the mapcode and calculates how far the lat-lon...
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    Mapcodes: launching my new website

    Wow, good news ... I just investigated this quickly, and I reckon I can get it integrated easily ... tonight even, if I find a gap :) Just for you, Mr CT_Biker, just for you.
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    Mapcodes: launching my new website

    Check it out Bunny, I've already done that. Input any of the example mapcodes on the first page into the "Get directions to a Mapcode" option on the "Use a mapcode" page, and you'll see Google Maps integration is the very first thing that pops up. It works like a charm on your phone ... you...
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    Mapcodes: launching my new website

    There's a reason this page exists on Wikipedia, RedViking: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Discontinued_Google_services 47 discontinued services ... and that doesn't even list some of the latest services I've heard are also being discontinued (e.g. Google Duo). There's also a reason...
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    Mapcodes: launching my new website

    Thanks for the input RedViking, but Google Maps doesn't do everything my website does ... you're talking about Google Plus Codes, which I already refer to in my website's About section FAQ and the poll here for a reason. Yes they're shortcodes, but they're proprietary and the conversion is done...
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    Mapcodes: launching my new website

    Awesome! Let me know how it goes in the wild, literally. Most directions with Google Maps - which I integrate into - would rely on roads, but they do have a "navigate by foot" option as well. Especially with the new "find my location" button I added last night, I think it could be really handy...
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    Mapcodes: launching my new website

    Hey that's awesome buddy, thanks! I really appreciate it :) The more public awareness there is of this technology, the easier it will be when it starts gaining serious traction in South Africa.
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    Mapcodes: launching my new website

    No worries R4ziel, we'll get there :) Just remember the site the next time you're struggling to communicate a precise location to somebody (overhere.co.za - kinda catchy yes?) and you'll at least have another tool available to you. That's all I'm providing: another option. It just happens to be...
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    Mapcodes: launching my new website

    Um, how do you think change happens R4ziel? You didn't like me selling the idea to you ... should I rather have had a good long cry and deleted the website? :P I care about what everybody thinks, and was honouring you with a detailed response raising some points you might not have considered...
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