I talked to Bill re: the map alignment issues.
Here's what he said:
"I've noticed that in certain places some of the maps are misaligned as well -- unfortunately also not something I can really do anything about. It seems to be an issue with the map server itself not having done the best job with its coordinates -- you can even notice it in Washington if you look closer at the area west of Baker, near Bellingham. It's the tradeoff between doing the maps myself at the cost of lotsa time+bandwidth or relying on the map service to get thigns right."
So sounds like we might have a while to wait for a fix. Although, if people on BPL start playing with this, I would greatly appreciate a list of areas that you notice are badly aligned. I'm sure there are many areas that Bill hasn't noticed yet, given most of his attention is around the Seattle area. :)
On a different thread, he also asks:
"And while were not on the subject, I don't suppose anybody knows how to convert locations from an Albers projection to something more typical like a Universal Transverse Mercator projection or WGS84 latitude/longitude, eh? :) "
So any mapping gurus out there know all about Albers projections and how to convert them?
Anyone, anyone... Beuler?