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Where Am I?

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Well, appropriately, I’m making this post from my laptop, sitting on my couch (well actually I’m getting my couch tomorrow, but sitting on what currently passes for my couch), wirelessly connected back to my ADSL modem and off to the ‘Net.

I got a comment from John Abbe and when I checked his site I realised that he didn’t know exactly where I was coming from (physically), so I grabbed Indy Junior (yes, I paid for a ‘license’ – you should to – it’s great!), looked up my location on The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names On Line and put this together, which should show you exactly where I am located, as well as give you my co-ordinates (very approximate).

Again… I want GPS so I can map all my stumbling properly! I think I might be able to get access to completely GPS-synched maps, so I should be able to do some pretty funky things if I can just get the GPS unit and hook it up with Net Stumbler. Anyway – here’s the map and ‘ords.

Written by Beau Lebens

November 14th, 2003 at 4:00 pm

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Where It’s At

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I’m based in Perth, Western Australia, south of the river, in a suburb called Como. Below you’ll find a series of maps that give you a good idea of where I am, in relation to the city etc.

Western Australia, focussing in on Perth
Western Australia, focussing in on Perth.

As you can see, I’m in a pretty dense area, and there’s a bunch of apartments and things like that around my suburb, so I’m hoping that once I get my laptop hooked up for some stumbling, that I can find some networks around the place.

Focussed in on my apartment block in Como
Focussed in on my apartment block in Como.

When I find other networks, I’ll post/update a map somewhere that will indicate all of the ones that I find 🙂

Images courtesy of SkyView WA, an excellent example of GIS, integrating satellite photos, geographic data and street maps, check it out.

Written by Beau Lebens

October 23rd, 2003 at 4:00 pm

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