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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:23 pm 
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KJs can now see GPS location data on each slip in the slip history (from the customer menu at karaosoft.com). Even on past slips, because we've been recording the data since day one. When singers go to SingNext.com, they're basically forced to agree to sharing their location, so each and every slip has location data. We're just now making it visible to the KJs. The 3 data points are Latitude, Longitude, and Accuracy.

A couple notes on Accuracy. Accuracy is measured in meters and let's you know how accurate the GPS location data is. For example, if it says "15", that means the person was within a 15 meter radius of that exact location when the slip was sent. Accuracy has many factors, from the device it was sent from, to the number of GPS satellites above the horizon within relative line of sight. Average accuracy is about 30 meters, with some as accurate as 11 meters, but occasionally you'll get someone who wasn't within GPS range and their phone used cell tower triangulation to get their location, in which case you'll see accuracy readings over 4,000 because the device only has a vague idea where it is.

Locations can be looked up at maps.Google.com by typing in the Latitude, a comma, and then the Longitude with zero spaces. Include any preceding negative dash (most likely in all longitude values here in the US) This can come in handy for KJs who later want to have records of locations for numerous reasons like getting reports by venue, or finding out if that prank slip was actually sent from Fred's apartment or the diner down the street ;)


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GPS? Really?

Who cares?

If you think that physically tracking where a karaoke song request came from has some kind of real business use, you're apparently off your meds and this has to be the most USELESS waste of time I've seen in a looong time...


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c. staley wrote:
GPS? Really?

Who cares?

If you think that physically tracking where a karaoke song request came from has some kind of real business use, you're apparently off your meds and this has to be the most USELESS waste of time I've seen in a looong time...


Chip I'm sorry you're not bright enough to see the uses. We use it for seeing music trends in different areas around the world. I already explained how the KJ can use it for sorting by venue location and possibly used for tracking the requester for any number of reasons. It's not like giving KJs this extra information hurts anyone or anything. You just like complaining over things that have zero impact on your life.

I get it. You don't feel listened to. Tell us more about how you feel.


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Another possible use, forgetful KJs.

"Hey, where was that fourth of July gig we did 2 years ago?"

Just go back in your slip history to that date and pull up the location from one of the slips ;)


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c. staley wrote:
GPS? Really?

Who cares?

If you think that physically tracking where a karaoke song request came from has some kind of real business use, you're apparently off your meds and this has to be the most USELESS waste of time I've seen in a looong time...

Unless one is using a VPN then GPS can weed out the fake requests.

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Just added 2 new columns to the slips history grid to make things easier. On the far left is a hyperlink labelled "Map" and it will take you directly to the location on Google Maps so you don't have to do all the copying and pasting. The coordinate columns (L&L) are still listed in case you want to plug them into any other app or site. On the far right is the URL spelled out in case you want to copy and paste it into a different browser (other than your default one).

https://karaosoft.com/Customer_Slips.aspx


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