Friday, 20 July 2007

Sat Nabbing

Strange maps has blogged this about a confusing map. I don't know what all the fuss is about - we have plenty of maps like that in Exeter, especially around the industrial estates. Am I missing something?

Galileo has been in the news quite a bit recently. It is challenging sat-nav firms to think of ways to use its enhanced positioning service. And asking for money of course!

Not much else to report. I was in Sherborne today and saw a police poster about Sat Nabbing. Unfortunately I didn't have my camera to hand. Not having a sat nav I hadn't realised how attractive these were to nick. Mind you, if people will break into a car for a naff stereo (as they did mine once), I'm sure a Tom Tom is worth a lot more.

On the way home got delayed at Honiton Station and struck up a conversation with the guy next to me who, as it turns out, works in a similar business to me. 15 minutes later we were deep in discussion about the worldwide potential for 'WGS84' Datum on maps and charts. Bet you all feel sorry for him eh?! rolleyes

1 comment:

Ken said...

If you're missing anything it is only that we read maps like books, and others find them more difficult. Knitting patterns or wiring diagrams are alien to me.

Satnabbers, apparently, look for the rubber sucker marks on windscreens as the giveaway that there may be a tomtom under the driver's seat (or in the glovebox). So the cost of the repair to the "breaking in to find that you've actually taken it out" damage is what hurts. The constabulary do not seem to have an answer to that. Punishing the crims would be too easy, wouldn't it?