Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Zagreb, Monument Displaying Weather Info, Time and More

In Zagreb, at the park “Nikola Šubić Zrinski Square”, you find a kind of a weather station. It shows, on different sides, pressure, temperature, time + time in 24hrs form, day and night cycles, as well as coordinates.
This gave me a chance to check the coordinates with my android phone, using the GPS status app. This gave me values , which differed by several degrees mainly in latitude.
I verified the values with Googlemaps, and found out, my GPS was matching Googlemaps values.

Two reasons may be the background of the diffence :
  • one of the positions is wrong, most probably the one on the monument
  • the monument does not show its own location, but something nearby of some importance
I checked the coordinates on the monument with Googlemaps. It pointed to a free field south of the Lubljanska Avenue.

Monument


GPS


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