Now GPS enabled

Stand in the place where you live
Now face north
Think about direction
Wonder why you haven’t before

Stand by R.E.M

I’m now much more location aware since buying a GPS receiver, not that I ever used to feel particularly lost but it’s comforting to know my exact location to 14 decimal places 😉 I’ve always had a bit of a geeky thing for satnav but many of the commercial systems are way too expensive. I found a cheapo GPS receiver for less than £40 and with my ageing P900 and a couple of shareware apps I’m away!

I’ve found there’s a whole array of geo-aware services out there. Check out Flickr geotagging and for starters.

I’ve also updated my WordPress metadata plugin to recognise lat/long tags. So to see where I am from time to time check out the geotag links in my posts. I’ve signed up for a Google Map key so one of my Xmas scripting projects is to create some maps for this weblog.