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Magellan uses this URL to designate a coordinate in New York:

mgn:///address/?coord=merwFvlqbM,name=Viva%20Herbals%20Pizzeria,number=179,street=2nd%20Avenue,city=New%20York,country=US

How can I decode the "coord" part (merwFvlqbM) of the URL? It looks like an encoded latitude longitude value. Other NY coords have similar values:

glp wF |fs bM

ubr wF r~p bM

(common characters bold)

  • Can you try to get 2 encoded coordinates where only the latitude changes? And give the distance between those points. – johanvdw Jul 4 '12 at 6:53
  • @johanvdw: 49°0'1"N / 100°0'10"W is qkajH~xjaR. 43°0'0" N / 100°0'17"W is _mmeGzckaR. Does this help you? It's hard to get exact coordinates using a touch UI. – Ortwin Gentz Jul 5 '12 at 8:16
  • Well, it's not geohashing, but i suspect something similar. Could you generate a coordinate for 0,0 90,180 and post the result? – nagytech Jul 6 '12 at 7:08
  • @Geoist: Unfortunately the app only lets me generate URLs for locations within the US. Wanna have a specific one? – Ortwin Gentz Jul 6 '12 at 10:45
  • whats the app you're using? – nagytech Jul 6 '12 at 11:29

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