Jing Teng Chinese Restaurant, Mexico City, 19.399062,-99.131813, Google Maps, Street View
A friend sent me his GPS coordinates from Mexico City. I thought I’d verify that both GPS and Google Maps works as intended.
Plus Code: 76F29VX9+J7
境腾港式茶餐厅 jing4teng gang3shi4 can1ting1
Sur 65-A 3256, Viaducto Piedad, Iztacalco, 08200 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
It is a bit odd that the restaurant’s sixth character seems to be written incorrectly on the large blue sign, but is written properly on the white cloth sign above it. The blue sign only used the top right side of the character for “餐” can1.
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China, Xinjiang, Urumuqi, Midongnan Lu, Bingtuandekun 新疆，乌鲁木齐, 米东南路, 兵团德坤, This is the front gate
I am in Toronto, but can use Baidu to virtually go to China. It is fun to be able to walk through China and take a look. Today I went to Urumuqi, captal city of Xinjiang, China. Urumuqi, Xinjiang is not only far, but probably off limits to foreigners. The map is old, pics taken in 2015. The place I wanted to go is not yet on the maps.
新疆，乌鲁木齐, 米东南路, 兵团德坤 Xinjiang, Urumuqi, Midongnan Lu, Bingtuandekun
GPS: 43.901088, 87.612782, Plus Code: 8MM9WJ27+C4 These locations are inaccurate due to Chinese national security laws
Old GPS does not have this on its maps, even though the camp has been there forever.
Shadow Lake Camp
15041 Ninth Line, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 7X3, Canada
Shadow Lake Camp, 15041 Ninth Line, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 7X3, Canada, GPS 44°02’06.7″N 79°16’13.8″W Plus Code 87P22PPH+3R
I found it on Google Maps but it would not give me a proper GPS coordinate, so I tried the “share”, which gave me incorrect map coordinates. Clicking off the exact location gave me GPS coordinates which I could then tweak for the proper location.
Plus Code: 87P22PPH+3R
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Shadow Lake Camp, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario, Canada: GPS
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A friend at Tongji University, Shanghai. Using his GPS coordinates of 31.2820193,121.5083353 he is at the red pin., but this time over 500m west north west of his Google location Baidu Maps.
A friend is visiting China and has graciously allowed me, through Google, to follow him. I provide location advice as i can read Baidu’s Chinese maps. This time I was able to use his GPS coordinates and track him on Google and Baidu Maps. Now you would think that two mapping systems would give you near identical results, but no, they do not.
Baidu map, Beijing University, is accurate to the line map. The map has a lot more detail about local anemities than the Google Map
If you play around with GPS coordinates you will quickly need access to a map. The GPS coordinate numbers do not reveal a geographic location useful to a human. The two go-to internet resources are Google and Baidu. Both have maps for North America and China, but are not as good outside of their competitive areas. As I am in Toronto and have lived in China, I can verify their usefulness for these locations, but for other parts of the world you are on your own.