PC tablets and GPS.

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Goosegirl

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PC tablets and GPS.
« on: September 11, 2017, 15:26 »
If I got a tablet PC would it be possible to download a GPS locator to help with marking-out where the various Cockersand Abbey buildings used to be. Currently we use a tape-measure going from the Chapter House or another bit of standing wall, bang in a marker peg, measure another length then bang in a signed post. It's all a real faff so pinpointing where the signed posts should go would be great. We can't leave any permanent markers as the area is a grazing pasture for cows.
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Re: PC tablets and GPS.
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2017, 16:00 »
There are android tablets with Google Earth on them as standard which give you the lat and long .

You still need a broadband signal though .
The proper GPS tracker units work anywhere with a line of sight to a satellite .
« Last Edit: September 11, 2017, 16:01 by 8doubles »

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Re: PC tablets and GPS.
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2017, 16:29 »
If you have an Android phone, there are many free apps that you can download to utilise the inbuilt GPS. Latitude and longitude or Ordnance Survey Nation Grid readouts.
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Re: PC tablets and GPS.
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2017, 18:57 »
Goosey, you've mentioned this before, and I don't think a GPS would be accurate enough.

I'm afraid you need to get a few young guys and gals up there with a tape measure, some tinctures, some posts, a few more tinctures,and some permanent markers to show the extent of the old buildings.

If I was closer, I'd do the job, but Kent to Cockersand is a bridge too far, sorry to say...

Why not ask a local surveying firm if they want to give field experience for their surveyors? They have to do a practical project for their finals, and this would be a superb way for them to do a scheme!

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Re: PC tablets and GPS.
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 15:20 »
As always Growster, you come up with a simple "why didn't I think of that before" answer. My little booklet sales came up trumps sales-wise this last E.H. Open Day weekend despite the bad weather on Sunday, so I'll get my business head on, lubricate my best phone voice, and just go for it.


 

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