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Aug. 4, 2003

Where Are You?

Today's website will help you find where in the world you are--not your street address, but your ICBM or missile address; that's your GPS coordinates once used in the Usenet mapping project. This site also helps you find other websites based near you using their missile address.

Adding yourself to the database is fairly simple--there's plenty of resources to use to find out your missile address based on your "real" or street address. Those can also help you in finding those other nearby sites. Clicking on the map on the main page will give you pages that are within 500 miles of wherever you click on the map. To get closer to your location after you've clicked on the map, scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your latitiude and longitude and the radius you want to search.

For This Week in Geek, I'm Mark Avery.

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