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I've been working with map projections and datum transformations for years, including in ArcView GIS, ArcInfo 7 and up, MapObjects, and ArcGIS.


Dec
18
comment Bath to London on Christmas Day
The taxi driver would probably want to drive back...
Nov
25
answered Car rental vs. buying a car for 1 month
Nov
23
comment Places to be seen
Honestly, how is this different from travel.stackexchange.com/questions/3586/… ? Although that question includes a time limit for a visit, it's otherwise completely open-ended.
Nov
23
comment Driving into Germany over Easter weekend
Doesn't RyanAir (and EasyJet) have restrictive baggage policies? If you need some camping gear, that may bump the costs a bit.
Nov
5
answered Travel to Okinawa from mainland Japan
Nov
3
answered What are my options for transportation around the Great Plains (US)?
Nov
3
comment Why would you wrap your luggage in plastic?
It's used widely in South Africa to try to minimize pilfering by baggage handlers, security, etc.
Oct
31
answered Do all American ATMs charge an extra fee for cash withdrawls on a foreign card?
Oct
21
answered Air New Zealand's policy on obese passengers
Oct
20
answered Which airlines allow in-cabin pets on transatlantic flights?
Oct
19
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Oct
9
revised Free Wi-Fi / available power / cashless food facilities in LAX airport?
Added a link and info re: wifi access
Oct
9
comment What affordable beachfront hotels in or near San Diego should I consider?
Temperatures are pretty uniform in southern California unless it's a protected bay, and even those are only a few degrees warmer. US NODC Coastal Water Temperature Guide: Pacific Coast: South
Oct
8
answered Free Wi-Fi / available power / cashless food facilities in LAX airport?
Oct
8
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Sep
23
comment Cutting pain under eyebrow on plane landing
I had a similar pain when I flew with full sinuses. I find it's worse with short hops because the planes climb and descend much faster. In this case, it was ONT/PHX. In the US, Vicks Nasal Inhaler can help clear sinuses enough to get through the landing.
Sep
19
comment Can you search for a job when using a tourist visa (B-2) in the US
Speculation: 1. you've entered the country under false pretenses, 2. governments are under pressure to lower unemployment rates for people already in the country, 3. it's often cheaper in the long run for companies to hire non-citizen/non-green card which is frowned upon by the government, 4. I'm sure it's cheaper to enter on a tourist visa than on a work permit so you're gaming the systm, etc.
Sep
6
comment Turning off GPS on a flight?
Joe Mehaffey keeps a list. Last updated a year ago: gpsinformation.net/airgps/airgps.htm
Sep
5
comment Can I drink stuff bought in duty-free shops onboard a plane?
At some airports, with the final security and liquids check before boarding, if you have a receipt from the shop, you can take the water bottle on board. I didn't get a receipt and my half-full bottle was confiscated.
Sep
1
comment What is the state of train travel in USA?
@Ginamin I'm sure that's one issue. My acquaintances were delayed first by freight trains. Then, because of hurricane Irene, they were told in Chicago that they could either wait 3-4 days and try to get seats onto later trains, or go to Toledo, at which point they were on their own. Their destination was Maine. They went to Toledo and rented a car. Admittedly, Irene was unusual, but their trip west included having to transfer trains when the first broke down.