WSDOT has just released this handy travel time calculator, which is a great way to figure out how long it will take for you to get from your home’s location to the next stop.
This is a great little tool for all types of travelers. You can find your exact travel time (in minutes) for any given city in the US and Canada. You can even find out if you’re getting a direct connection from your home to the next station. It just takes a few seconds to get your bearings and figure out where you’re going.
There are a few caveats though. You can’t use this to determine if someone is lying to you. You can’t see where the city you’re connecting to is and you’re not allowed to make phone calls or send texts to the next location. It’s also impossible to know if you actually have to make the next round trip because it depends on where you’re at the moment.
If youre on a plane it could be possible to connect to the next station, but that would just be a simple matter of pointing your GPS at the correct location. As it is, the only way to determine youre at the correct location is by getting off the plane, walking to the next station, and then connecting to your next destination.
It sounds like it’s pretty straightforward, but it’s actually not, because there are a few different scenarios in which you might not have enough time to get to the next station. And even if you do succeed in connecting though, you can only do that if you’re actually at the correct location.
The biggest problem with wireless GPS is that the satellites you’re using are constantly switching between being in and out of line-of-sight, and that can cause inaccurate time estimates. It’s also possible that using a more reliable wireless access point (like the kind that uses Wi-Fi) could solve all of this. But that’s just a matter of time.
WSDot uses a novel method of estimating distance, which is based on the fact that we know that it takes a certain amount of time for the satellites to go from a particular location to another.
Well, yes, that’s pretty much the whole idea behind the WSDot app. We’ve already used a similar system in an earlier project called WSDot Travel. In that we estimate time based on the fact that the satellites in our vicinity spend a certain amount of time in constant motion. That’s why we say the WSDot app is not based on GPS but on the satellite data.
We also found that the app is pretty accurate at estimating time so we expect that it will be pretty accurate at estimating distances.
Thats a very good point. Its also very useful to know that WSDot Travel is using a very high definition satellite system. Most of the satellites that we currently use have lower resolution and the app will use the high definition data to provide more accurate time estimates.