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Australia won’t stop drifting so it needs to fix its GPS coordinates

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Unfortunately for your global positioning system (GPS), Australia just won’t stay still.

Being the renegade that it is, the only continent that is also a country is moving north by about 7 centimetres (2.8 inches) each year, Dan Jaksa from Geoscience Australia told the ABC. That’s put the local coordinates out of whack by about 1.5 metres (4.9 feet).

Being exact about where the country is at matters, now more than ever. As Jaksa pointed out, there are myriad devices and technologies reliant on GPS, from Pokémon Go to auto-pilot car functions. Read more…

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