A brief technological aside.

Hello there, readers! I recently observed a discussion on methods of sharing locations. In this case, GPS coordinates were provided, while somebody requested a street address. I’m sure we can all agree that GPS coordinates are valuable in many contexts and street addresses are valuable in many others, and many people have no problem going beep boop boop BEEP! and converting between the two.

However, some people may not know how to utilize this information. Working at an IT help desk taught me a lot about this. Technology produces wonderful tools, but they can come with steep learning curves! A computer task that seems simplistic to many people may be nigh unsolvable to someone who isn’t so familiar with electronics.

As such, I thought it might be helpful to make a quick tutorial on how to tackle the challenge at hand: taking GPS coordinates, shoving them into the Magic Internet Machine, and making it spit out an address that we can easily navigate to. I took a couple screenshots and tried to make the captions as detailed as possible. If you still have questions, feel free to email me at laurenmccafferty@gmail.com. Check out the photos below!

*Edit: I changed the tutorial to use more public coordinates.

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One thought on “A brief technological aside.

  1. Thank you for the tutorial. This will be helpful
    And yes, birding SHOULD be fun! It IS fun! It is endlessly fascinating and educational. Just like life, you get out of it what you put into it.

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