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Randy A. Salas
(MCT) As we start the new year, let's wrap up some loose ends from the old. Recent reader e-mails and feedback have concerned maps, H.G. Wells and being nice to one another.'You are here'Hey, Web Search: We have been trying to find the coordinates for the four corners of our property in a township in Otter Tail County, Minn. Using Yahoo! Maps (maps.yahoo.com), we found the latitude and longitude for our driveway. This was probably available because the county used GPS to locate points for the 911 system. However, Otter Tail County will not or cannot give us the points for the four corners of our property. Do you know how we can find out the latitude and longitude for our four corner points? Then we can enter them in our GPS and find them.
BETTY AND GARY DAGEN, NORWEGIAN GROVE TOWNSHIP, MINN.Randy says: If it's a question about mapping, one of your first stops should be Google Maps Mania (googlemapsmania.blogspot.com), a highly useful site that tracks custom applications that use Google Maps as a source.I asked Mike Pegg, proprietor of Google Maps Mania, about your question. He suggested using ACME Mapper 2.0 (mapper.acme.com), one of the "power" viewing tools linked from his site."To get the coordinates for the four corners, just center the map on that location, double-click on the first corner, then click the "Mark" button at the bottom right of the viewer," he explained. "Then proceed to do the same for each of the corners of the property. When you're done, click the map pins to get the coordinates."H.G. WellsHey, Web Search: Nobody mentions H.G. Wells' last book (1946), "Mind at the End of Its Tether" [in a recent column about the author's presence on the Web]. It seems that Hiroshima made Wells finally lose faith in the benefits of secular scientific progress. It is pathetic and poor reasoning by a broken man. I doubt that an editor would have OK'd publication if Wells' name did not assure sales.
VIA JEWISH WORLD REVIEWRandy says: I didn't mention "Mind at the End of Its Tether" because it's not one of Wells' best-known works, unlike the handful (among the dozens he wrote) that I did cite. But most of all, I didn't mention it for the simple fact that, unlike many of his other works, "Mind at the End of Its Tether" is not available to read on the Web, nor does it have a strong online presence. The article was about Wells on the Web, not just Wells.Being niceHey, Web Search: Regarding Cheerpass [Starbucks' holiday campaign that fosters kindness toward one another], can't you just do something nice for a person without simultaneously promoting coffee? This is no different than "Permit Random Acts of Kindness" bumper stickers of a few years ago or touching e-mails that get forwarded to you that turn sour when you read, "Send to 10 of your friends," at the bottom. Can't we just be nice because it's the human thing to do, not because it's the holidays?
JTPT35 VIA THE WEB SEARCH BLOGRandy says: Now there's a good New Year's resolution.
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