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Re: Zip code database?

 On Jan 1, 2008 3:58 PM,  <[hidden email]> wrote: 
> *everyone* wants everything done cheaply. 

That's not true.  I rather pay a higher price for a good value 
(product availabilty, shipping, customer service, etc) and I do it all 
the time.  I learned this because of many bad experiences on in the 90's :-) 

> I tried it a number of ways, and found only a small error when assuming a 
> flat earth over short distances, once you factored streets into the mix, I 
> couldn't see any practical advantages to using the compute time for 
> accuracy. 

True.  Also, I do not account for elevation.  All this is "good 
enough" for someone who wants accuracy on the cheap within ~5% of 
final destination... 

> I don't think I need to rant as my opinion of MySQL is well known by now. :-) 

You use what ya got :-P 
Kristian Erik Hermansen 
"Learn something about everything and everything about something." 

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