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Fuzzy Distance

Around this time last year I was playing around with fuzzy dates - that is, formatting a machine date (like the UNIX timestamp) as a human-friendly string (like, 'last week'). At the time I was working on my lifestream site and wanted to display elapsed time in a convenient manner. Now that I'm…

  • Category Web Development
  • Posted December 11, 2013
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Determining Nearby Waterfalls

Calculating distance by roads

Finding geographic proximity is nothing new for me. While I've played with the Google Distance Matrix API before I've also had some fun using alternative (Warning: Mathematical!) methods for measuring distance with flat planes, spherical approximations, and tunnels. When I looked at adding a simple…

  • Category Web Development
  • Posted December 2, 2013
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Using Gecoding to Find the 'Closest City'

Outside of fetching elevation information for each point on the upcoming waterfall refactor I decided to add a new feature. Listing the county and exact latitude/longitude is helpful for explaining where a waterfall is located (as well as showing it on a map, of course), but listing the 'closest…

  • Category Web Development
  • Posted November 25, 2013
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