[permaculture] Map making using GPS
Lawrence F. London, Jr.
lfl at intrex.net
Sat Mar 25 00:51:45 EST 2006
Sean Albiston wrote:
> Using a Garmin GPS you would transfer the points to your computer using
> MAPSOURCE software. Basically you merge your waypoints with computer
> based topo maps after waypoints are plotted by the GPS. I would imagine
> that other manufacturers use similar maps and methods.
> I've made GPS based trails and feature maps of my farm this way.
What kind of resolution can you get and can you make useful printoits on a 11X17
hires printer? For purposes of generating a features map of your property
(landforms, trees, gardens, water features, etc.) can you generate data that translates to
1/8" = 1' scale for aprinted image? Can you enter any text data or images that are linked to GPS coordinates?
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