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**BioStatMatt » R**, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)I have a $5 Starbucks gift card that I simply can't remember to use; I've had it since Christmas. So, I will mail it (within the U.S.A.) to the first commenter who can identify the longitude/latitude (within 5km) where two of these three vacation photos were taken (photos below). *****Update 3/30/2013: locations A and C have been identified*****. Each location must be identified by longitude/latitude; names don't count. Here are some short instructions for obtaining longitude/latitude values from Google Maps: 1 2. I know this is a stretch for R-bloggers, but I will be checking longitude/latitude entries using the following `R` code:

# convert degree, minute, second to decimal dms2dec <- function(deg, min, sec) deg + (min + sec/60)/60 # convert degrees to radians d2r <- function(d) d * pi / 180 # compute great circle distance (km) between two coordinates # given in radians using the Haversine formula hgcd <- function(lon1, lat1, lon2, lat2) { erth <- 6371 # average radius of earth (km) dlon <- (lon2 - lon1) dlat <- (lat2 - lat1) a <- sin(dlat/2)^2 + cos(lat1) * cos(lat2) * sin(dlon/2)^2 c <- 2 * asin(min(1,sqrt(a))) erth * c }

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