[Geowanking] GPS Receivers
mike.cattle at itracksolutions.com
Fri Mar 24 10:39:15 PST 2006
I've got one sitting beside me on my desk, but I haven't had the opportunity
to play with it yet.
While it does look like a thumb drive, be warned that it is a little bigger
than the average thumb drive. It's about the size of a candybar mobile phone,
but narrower in width.
From: Dennis Crowley <dens at dodgeball.com>
To: geowanking at lists.burri.to
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:16:46 -0500
Subject: Re: [Geowanking] GPS Receivers
> ps: on the subject of GPS receivers, has anyone had a chance to play
> with the Track Stick? think: thumbdrive with built in GPS and
> accelerometer .
> > The Track Stick records its own location, time, date, speed,
> > heading and altitude at preset intervals. With over 1Mb of memory,
> > it can store months of travel information. All recorded history can
> > be outputted to the following formats:
> > RTF (Detailed text file with .html map links)
> > XLS (Microsoft Excel spread sheets)
> > HTML (Webpage with graphics and maps)
> > KML (Proprietary Google Earth file)
> (already wrote them trying to find out where i can get one - if i
> hear back i'll fwd it to the list)
> dennis crowley
> founder, dodgeball.com
> + dens at dodgeball.com
> + 917-301-2028
> On Mar 23, 2006, at 8:55 PM, Marc Pfister wrote:
> > Ian wrote:
> >> I'm thinking that if I can get post process out of a gps, why pay for
> >> accuracy in the device? I don't need real-time processing as I'm
> >> collecting
> >> a lot of point data in urban areas (which compounds the real time
> >> problem).
> >> The more I think about it, the less sense it makes to purchase an
> >> expensive
> >> device if it's possible to get the data out in a dgps-able format, as
> > it
> >> can
> >> always be 'fixed in the mix.'
> >> Thoughts?
> > The antennas can make a huge difference, especially in urban areas
> > where
> > multipath is problematic. You're in NYC, right?
> > One thing to consider is the time and cost of post-processing. You
> > need
> > software and someone has to sit there, download the base station data,
> > and run it every time you collect points. With a DGPS unit you get
> > your
> > accuracy when you collect the points and you don't have to fuss
> > with it
> > later.
> > Again, knowing your budget and your accuracy needs would help out a
> > ton
> > in giving you specific advice.
> > Marc
> > Marc Pfister
> > Geospatial Data Manager
> > ENPLAN
> > mpfister at enplan.com
> > 530/221-0440 x108
> > 530/221-6963 Fax
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