Antipodr

by Jason on October 29, 2008

Antipodr is a simple little tool I created with Jake Rutter that allows you to calculate the exact spot on the other side of the planet from any location you enter.  A complete waste of time, yes, but fun!

Antipodr utilizes Google Maps and the Google Geocoding Web Service to bring you the end result.  Once the system determines the coordinates, a simple calculation determines the antipodal point (hence the domain name) and displays the map of that area.

On a side note, it turns out you’d have to live in Chile or Argentina in order to dig to China.  Lies!

Antipodr - Find the other side of the world!

Antipodr - Find the other side of the world!

Check out Antipodr now!

5 comments

Awesome, fun project. Too bad those of us on the US East Cost have nothing exciting to dig to!

by Josh Gister on November 3, 2008 at 9:03 am. #

Will look forward to when you cover Australia’s, UK, and the other Europe postal codes.

For me that is when things get interesting.

by Alan Hegler on January 12, 2009 at 2:10 pm. #

Hi Alan,

Thanks for your comment! Right now, the service is dependent on Google’s Geocoder Web Service to convert the inputted address, zip code, etc into coordinates. As soon as it’s supported by Google, it’ll work on Antipodr!

Thanks again!

by Jason on January 12, 2009 at 2:30 pm. #

Hi, Jason!

I’d like to draw your attention to an error in the way the results are displayed by “antipodr”.

The first number displayed in each pair of coördinates is the longitude, and should be accompanied by an “E” (for positive values) or a “W” (for negative values). The second number in each pair is the latitude, and should be accompanied by an “N” (for positive values) or an “S” (for negative values).

Cool site, aside from that!

Mike S.
Middletown, NY (41.4° N x 74.4° W)

by Michael Saunders on November 22, 2009 at 4:23 pm. #

Hi Michael,

Thanks for pointing out the errors in my logic. I’ve applied the changes to Antipodr.

Much appreciated.

by Jason on November 27, 2009 at 10:15 am. #

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