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Kraven

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Dispointer gives me a different lattitude for my area compared to Google Maps. The difference is 5 points but enough to throw off the receiver/usuals by a few degrees.

Question is, who's right?

Cheers, K
 

primestar31

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That's really ODD. Both of them give the exact coordinates for the street out in front of my property, and I then just drag the arrow right on top of wherever I'm planning to place a dish.

I'm talking about the Dishpointer on the web. Are you talking about the app loaded on your mobile? If so, I'll bet there's something wrong with your mobile's sensors.
 

ftageekyyc

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My comments below are also about Dishpointer on the web as I have held off purchasing the iOS app until I see an update.

I get a single significant figure difference in latitude when I put my Calgary postal code into Dishpointer.com versus Google Maps - xx.9670 versus xx.96701.

A handheld device will not give the same accuracy.

As an aside, I notice they have updated the imagery in Google Maps for my location.
 

Kraven

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Over a year Ive mentioned USUALS was usually off by a few degrees (using S10). Today I used Dishpointer's figures (lat different by 5). Almost perfectly scanned 61w to 125w.
Looks like google and satbeams were wrong.

Cheers, K
 

ftageekyyc

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Strange,

If I put my home postal code into Google Earth 7.0.3.8542 I get xx.966982, if I type my postal code into Satbeams I get xx.9669897 and if I drill down in Satbeams on the footprint page I get xx.97.

It should all be Google data, don't understand why you would be seeing a noticeably different result from different apps.

5 degrees is pretty extreme.
 

AlanSH

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Over a year Ive mentioned USUALS was usually off by a few degrees (using S10). Today I used Dishpointer's figures (lat different by 5). Almost perfectly scanned 61w to 125w.
Looks like google and satbeams were wrong.

Cheers, K
I'm glad you've got it working!
 

vdtkps

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Hello everybody :)

Dishpointer is big help and this forum i great.
Years ago I was using not only the first page:
dishpointer.com/
but also the next one:
dishpointer.com/satellites/
with all satellites available at my location 54n, 24e,
including an estimation of their EIRP.

Unfortunately for some time I get data only for 0n, 0e location.
If I put my coordinates on the first page, I don't find a way to move
to the dishpointer.com/satellites/. And if I go straight there,
I cannot change this 0-0 location.

Is there any work-around there?

Thank you in advance.
 

jorgek

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Dishpointer uses google maps. I have also used Bing maps and Flash Earth. All 3 produce the exact same co ordinates for my location.
 

harshness

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Dispointer gives me a different lattitude for my area compared to Google Maps. The difference is 5 points but enough to throw off the receiver/usuals by a few degrees.

Question is, who's right?
The maps are one and the same.
 

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