Mapless GPS

Robin Paulson robin.paulson at
Thu May 22 13:27:41 CEST 2008

2008/5/22 Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at>:
> Simply put, it's a GPS navigator that only repeatedly gives you the
> direction towards the target (in "three o'clock" style) and the distance to
> it, without using any maps at all. It probably won't help you in a maze of
> twisty passages all alike, but should be good enough when navigating in a
> city or suburb where roads are made to enable you to reach places.

this could be a cool and very simple way of implementing the real-life
pacman game we talked about a couple of weeks back. pacman could have
his gps coords constantly interpreted as a series of directions and
distances, fed to the earpieces of the ghosts, who then have to find

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