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Re: [ontolog-forum] GPS coordinates in an ontology?

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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 07:56:34 -0400
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On 10/27/2010 4:19 AM, Steffen Lindek wrote:
> ... a bad choice of coordinates by the NY Times. If you look up
> the position that it specifies, you end up near a small village
> north of Berlin.    (01)

That is an example of the kind of errors that plague any large
collection of data.  Fortunately, no pilots or drivers are likely
to use the NY Times to find their way to Berlin.    (02)

But when enough people use any database, somebody is sure to
encounter some erroneous data.  Many drivers have been led astray.
And some have died -- typically by blindly obeying the GPS lady
and turning in front of a train at an RR crossing.    (03)

John    (04)

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