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GPS Mail Service

Please deliver to 42 Deg, 36', 58.39" x 83 Deg, 15' 19.09"
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This postal service will deliver to any reachable location on the globe, for a fee. Just give us the GPS coordinates and we'll send it there. Address or no address.

The only shortcoming might be for apartment buildings or multi-story flats...

"Blakesly? How far is that from here?"
"Oh, just a few minutes north..."

RayfordSteele, Feb 02 2006

Left after Kyrgyztan? http://maps.google....33.715056,69.433594
[jutta, Feb 02 2006]

No more need for addresses Reminds me of the comments in this idea. [Worldgineer, Feb 02 2006]

Lat_2fLong_20Coordinate_20addressing Would work great with this idea. [Worldgineer, Feb 02 2006]

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       please deliver all of my bills in the indian ocean. thankyou.
benfrost, Feb 02 2006
  

       Define "reachable"!
This would make a great TV drama premise.
jutta, Feb 02 2006
  

       Please deliver 1 pint of milk to 42 Deg, 36', 58.39" x 83 Deg, 15' 19.09"
skinflaps, Feb 02 2006
  

       this is a real issue in fast growing suburbia -- hard to get pizza delivered if mapquest cant get to u by virtue of the address not being on any map.
theircompetitor, Feb 02 2006
  

       Renamed.
RayfordSteele, Feb 02 2006
  

       Doh! Looks like waugs beat me to it. [marked–for-deletion] close enough to redundant.   

       Sorry, that should be 42 Deg North, 36' 58.39" x 83 Deg West 15' 19.09"
RayfordSteele, Feb 02 2006
  

       I don't think it's quite the same as waugs's idea. Waugs changes the way existing houses are addressed, but this idea could do away with the notion of addressing houses altogether, and just drop something in a place - no matter where it is, and no matter what is or isn't there.
jutta, Feb 02 2006
  

       Western Union Man (Joe Flaherty): "Mr. McFly."
Marty: "Huh?"
Western Union Man: "Is your name Marty McFly?"
Marty: "Yeah."
Western Union Man: "I've got something for you. A letter."
Marty: "A letter for me? That's impossible. Who the hell are you?"
Western Union Man: "Western Union. Actually, a bunch of us at the office were kind of hoping maybe you could shed some light on the subject. See, we've had that envelope in our possesion for the past 70 years. It was given to us with the explicit instructions that it be delivered to young man with your description answering to the name of Marty at this exact location, at this exact minute, November 12th, 1955. We had a little bet going to whether this Marty would actually be here. Looks like I lost."
Marty: "Did you say 70 years?"
Western Union Man: "Yeah, Seventy years, two months, twelve days, to be exact. Here, sign on line six, please."
st3f, Feb 02 2006
  

       Re. the multistory problem; just include altitude in the co-ordinates. GPS is typically more accurate with altitude than lat/long anyway. Would also come in handy for receiving mail while caving or diving. Delivery for -27.3m? Sign on the pressurised canister...
neutrinos_shadow, Feb 02 2006
  
      
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