Question re GPS and geotagging
pdml at web-options.com
Wed Oct 14 15:52:25 EDT 2009
> > You could always do it the old-fashioned way and write it down in a
> > notebook.
> "Excuse me sir, D'you know the name of this place, and that
> mountain over there?"
I should think any traveller knows where he is at any given time in this day
and age, with the possible exception of Antarctica or PNG or similar places.
Even there I can't imagine you would be going in without a map, an itinerary
and the skills to use them.
> Works well most of the time, I agree. My case for buying a
> GPS logger (it's in the mail as I write, been back-ordered
> since about the time this thread started) is the trip to
> Antarctica. There are comparatively few official names on
> geographical features on that continent.
I can understand the need for a GPS in a case like this.
> The UK Antarctic Survey has a comprehensive list of suggested
> names online, however biased towards English speaking
> explorers' naming.
> It's a decent service anyway, though, as it usually lists any
> known naming controversies. So, if one has a GPS location,
> one can look up the point in the UK service database when
> back home, and get a more decent set of references than any
> available on one particular map. For this case a GPS beats a
> pen and notebook, gloved hands down. :-)
I hope the GPS you've ordered has bigger buttons than mine!
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