[permaculture] Map making using GPS

Forest Garden forestgarden at gvtc.com
Thu Mar 23 15:24:25 EST 2006


Just an off-the-wall suggestion for those intested in maps.  Our family
absolutely loves Google Earth.  If it covers your area - its fantastic!
I've been able to easily map out my farm.

Cheers,

Marjory
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From: <darren at permaculture.biz>
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Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2006 2:07 PM
Subject: [permaculture] Map making using GPS


> G'day Frank,
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>
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> I trust that this greets you and all well.
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> I use a Garmin Etrex Vista C GPS to do farm mapping when doing site
> analysis. I use it to mark fences, areas of significance, etc. etc. When
> driving the tractor driving I use it to tell me my ground speed and it
also
> records my path and distance covered etc. Also has an internal barometric
> altimeter to tell you elevation enabling contour map production (with
mixed
> results). Great little tool. I then plug the GPS into the computer usb
port
> and then convert the data into a MapInfo compatible format using some
> shareware called Garfile. Then the data comes up to scale in MapInfo.
Pretty
> easy really.
>
>
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> Yours and Growing,
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> Darren J. Doherty
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