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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Postby Venga » Tue Nov 04, 2003 1:11 am

'I might buy one some time'

And when I have one: geocaching!

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Postby ag_pt » Wed Nov 05, 2003 3:34 pm

I have a Magellan Meridian GPS (http://www.magellangps.com/en/products/product.asp?PRODID=89).
My current receiver replaced a Garmin GPS III Plus which was the victim of a road accident (a car just passed over it...)
Here's what Meridian GPS looks like :
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There are only two colors, yellow and grey. Mine is yellow.
I'm pretty satisfied with its accuracy and it's easy to use. It has a good embedded feature: it receives W.A.A.S. (Wide Area Augmentation System) signal to get more accurate positioning and it really works, at least here in Southwestern Europe (does that work in Northern Europe too?) Unfortunately, the built-in maps are very poor and offer only a rough positional schema.
I'd like to have Magellan's MapSend software and maps, and to start geocaching someday.
The idea of a 5 euro note travelling by geocaching is a good idea!!! Who wants to start?

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Postby lmviterbo » Wed Nov 05, 2003 4:30 pm

ag_pt wrote:The idea of a 5 euro note travelling by geocaching is a good idea!!! Who wants to start?

It's already started.

Sep 25, 2003: Some Italian forum guest says (in Italian) that geocaching.com has a link to EBT, and this was how he got here.
Oct 12 and Nov 01, 2003: A new triple hit was done (and up to now unmoderated) on a geocache note. It was discussed in the Suspicious notes forum. The last post on the subject is this.

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Postby lmviterbo » Sun Nov 16, 2003 11:39 pm

Thanks everyone for answering my plead and having participated in this poll. :D

Here are the fellow trackers who are now known to have a GPS receiver:

bhoeyb (BE, site and forum profiles) Garmin eTtrex Vista
Desertsailor (IT, site and forum profiles) Garmin III Plus
MDeen (NE, site and forum profiles) Garmin eMap
Niloc (FR, site and forum profiles) Garmin eTrex
ag_pt (PT, site and forum profiles) Magellan Meridian (previously Garmin III Plus)
Divine (FI, site and forum profiles)
Basisti (FI, site and forum profiles)
Captain_Morgan&Family (FI, site and forum profiles)
tigwash (DE, site profile)
hedberg (SW, site profile)
CyberJunkie (SW, site profile)

Plus:

wouter (forum and site {?} profiles) -- if his/her site url is correct, s/he has left EBT recently (without a hit) :(
bkaysimon (site url, only one note entered, found in a geocache, suspicious)

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Postby pinguino79 » Fri Nov 28, 2003 8:26 pm

Two years ago my mum bought a car equipped with a GPS system.
It's not a portable device, just for road travelling.
(NOTE: the GPS was not an optional, I never use it)
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Postby micro » Fri Nov 28, 2003 10:13 pm

When I drove taxi several years ago there was a data transmission system with GPS built into the cars. But it was not used for finding the way but for automatic placement of passenger requests to the nearest taxi. The GPS was also used for security reasons (pressing the alarm button would transmit the location of the taxi to the head office).

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Postby aplfi » Wed Dec 31, 2003 1:30 pm

I have Garmin GPS 12 Image

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Postby Benighted » Fri Jan 02, 2004 10:55 am

i don't have one; i don't really care about it.. maybe i'll buy it when i have a new car, but at the moment i don't need it.
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Postby Niloc » Fri Jan 02, 2004 11:37 am

B3n|ght3d wrote:i don't have one; i don't really care about it.. maybe i'll buy it when i have a new car, but at the moment i don't need it.


I've had one for several years and buying a new car was not part of the equation.
What about the great hobby of Geocaching.
Also when I visit my local forest and park my car, by taking a reading at the car park I can always find my way back even in the dark, so you are never lost with a GPS.
Buy one and enjoy the great outdoors.

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Postby Olivier » Thu Jun 17, 2004 6:41 pm

How much is a GPS?

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Postby tinka » Thu Jun 17, 2004 10:01 pm

about 500 to 100 Euro's i gess.
it al depends to what you really want to have
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Postby ug7t » Fri Jun 18, 2004 12:36 pm

I have a Garmin Geko 201. I use it for Geocaching and maybe I will use it to mark fishing spot in the future.

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Postby Ginirover » Mon Jun 21, 2004 5:34 pm

My wife acts as my GPS 8O "You`re only allowed 80 here !" "turn to the left here" etc 8) She`s pretty goods with cards while travelling abroad, so I don`t really need one :D

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Postby tiura » Tue Jul 06, 2004 11:12 am

I have a Garmin 48 and I use it for sailing. I'm quite happy with it. Especially when connected to laptop having proper navigation software, like http://www.sping.com/seaclear/ it makes things much easier.

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Postby bocky » Wed Jul 07, 2004 2:21 am

What would you recommend for GeoCaching? I just need a simple one, CHEAP, but also with good accuracy.


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