About the Global Grids: Issues and Applications Forum
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This forum is concerned with handling geographical location data (such as
street address databases, digital maps, environmental data and earth images). It is open to all
persons interested in the topic, which can be characterized as "reasons for
developing global alternatives to plane and geographic coordinates and
potential uses for planetary grids." For folks who wish to exchange details of
algorithms, specs and code, we have a more technical forum, "Global Grids: Design
Strategies and Techniques", that anyone can visit.
How this System Works
This bboard software was written by Philip Greenspun and hosted for free by him started in 1995.
Anyone could come in and create a forum and moderate the discussion. Most of the thousands of
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