Idea for Openmoko application: Tide updates

Stroller stroller at
Fri Sep 19 17:36:36 CEST 2008

On 18 Sep 2008, at 16:54, Tomas Riveros Schober wrote:

> well i think the gps can give you the altitute, albeit not very  
> precise,
> but it works fine.

It's not in the LEAST bit accurate. Like ±200m or so. This is hopeless  
if you want to measure the rise & fall of the tide, atmospheric  
pressure for weather purposes or for sports aviation. I don't know if  
climbers & walkers ever use altimeters, but in distinguishing of  
height, GPS would be poor for that too.


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