Do you have a GPS?

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Do you have a GPS?

Yes, I own one
29
25%
I have easy access to a GPS
4
4%
I might borrow one, probably
3
3%
I would love to have one
18
16%
I might buy one some time
23
20%
No, and I don't really care
30
26%
Is a GPS some kind of phone or what?
7
6%
 
Total votes: 114

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Do you have a GPS?

Postby lmviterbo » Sat Nov 01, 2003 6:45 am

I'd like to know who has a GPS. If I had one, I could know exactly where I got my notes every time. 8) :)

Also, I love travelling, am planning to travel to Libya in 2006 and I wonder if I should want one.

I understand there are a lot of different devices within a big range of prices and characteristics. For the few (I guess) who will answer positively, please include details on your description.

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Postby bhoeyb » Sat Nov 01, 2003 10:43 am

Looks like I'm the first who has one?!
I have a Garmin eTrex Vista. I'm very satisfied with this GPS. It's small (like a Nokia mobile phone), has a compass and a barometric altimeter. That's useful for birding and hiking.
Mostly, I use it on vacation. In Ireland, I've found some Blowholes with my GPS, in Venezuela I know the exact spot of the Harpy Eagle, ...
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Postby !Pretfles! » Sat Nov 01, 2003 10:53 am

I don't have one,
but I'm planning to buy one in te future
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DO YOU HAVE A GPS?

Postby desertsailor » Sat Nov 01, 2003 12:05 pm

:wink: Yes I have one: it is a Garmin III Plus. It is a cartographic GPS and it has a lot of functions. I'm very satisfied with him. I used it a lot on my travels in the Sahara Desert but now I'm using the GPS for the Geocaching only. (www.geocaching.com)

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Geocaching

Postby lmviterbo » Sat Nov 01, 2003 1:06 pm

Hi, desertsailor (I like your nick!)

You might be happy to know that there are at least 4 other geocachers on the forum:

bhoeyb (forum and site profiles)
Divine (forum and site profiles)
wouter (forum and site {?} profiles) -- if his/her site url is correct, s/he has left EBT recently :(
bkaysimon (site url, only one note entered, found in a geocache, suspicious)


Cheers

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Postby Olivier » Sat Nov 01, 2003 5:49 pm

!Pretfles! wrote:I don't have one,
but I'm planning to buy one in te future


I wait for Galileo! :wink:

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Postby MDeen » Sat Nov 01, 2003 7:23 pm

Hey, I'm the second with a GPS!

I have a Garmin eMap. It's out of production now, but it's probably still available at some places.

Pluspoints:
+ small
+ nice screen
+ downloadable maps

Minuspoints:
- not very rugged. Especially the battery compartment can give problems
- maps are quite expensive (if you want to get them the legal way)
- old technology, so serial connection, no USB

On the whole, I'm very happy with it.

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Re: Geocaching

Postby Divine » Sun Nov 02, 2003 3:28 am

lmviterbo wrote:You might be happy to know that there are at least 4 other geocachers on the forum:
Wow, where did you know I cache? :)

There are even more geocachers here:

tgwash
hedberg
CyberJunkie
Basisti
Captain_Morgan&Family

The 1st three are the Swedes who got the recent triple hit from a eurobill that moves in geocaches. See my post in the Suspicious notes & users thread.

Basisti read about geocaching in Finnish forum (where Captain Morgan asked if geocache bill would be ok), and now he has found his first caches here in Finland.:)

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Postby Niloc » Sun Nov 02, 2003 4:26 pm

Geocaching outdoors as Eurobill tracking is indoors. Maybe it's because I spend all my spare time geocaching that I haven't had a hit yet. I assume those with large numbers of notes never spend any??

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Postby Niloc » Sun Nov 02, 2003 4:47 pm

Of course I forgot to mention I do have a GPS.

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Re: Geocaching

Postby lmviterbo » Sun Nov 02, 2003 5:56 pm

Divine wrote:Wow, where did you know I cache? :)

Just searched for "geocaching" and "geochache" in the forums. What frustrates me is not having found either Basisti or Captain_Morgan&Family. :? :wink: Or Niloc, for that matter...

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Postby Niloc » Sun Nov 02, 2003 8:19 pm

Come, Come Imviterbo, you don't think we use the same name on www.geocache.com do you.
I'm a regular reader and contributer to their forum.However I find that EBT provides more discussion on local topics than the geocache forum which is obviously American dominated.
I use an Garmin eTrex which I have found as good and as accurate as any on the market. I was told by an American friend that the ones with all the bells and whistles are still the basic ones with bits added. He informed me that he only uses about 50% of it's capability, the rest being surplus to requirements The eTtex is also very light and user friendly.

So don't mess with geocachers, they know how to hide a body

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Postby Dakkus » Sun Nov 02, 2003 8:32 pm

Niloc wrote:forum which is obviously American dominated.

So don't mess with geocachers, they know how to hide a body

You tried?
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Postby Niloc » Sun Nov 02, 2003 8:36 pm

As was posted on the geocache forum a serial killer stated that "beauty was only skin deep trust me I've looked"
I have given it some serious thought at times?????

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Postby bhoeyb » Mon Nov 03, 2003 7:31 pm

Niloc wrote:forum which is obviously American dominated.

So don't mess with geocachers, they know how to hide a body

I hope they won't make a geocach with it's coordinates :roll: .


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