Inexpensive, Reliable GPS Device
Last Post 07 Dec 2018 08:26 AM by Steve Finzel. 25 Replies.
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ARTHUR PEARSONUser is Offline
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02 Dec 2018 10:22 AM
Good luck , if only gps manufacturers would listen to the people who use them. User friendly , none of them in my opinion , they are for a software engineer. Very frustrating , being able to enter coordinates without having to go through twenty steps does not exist to my knowledge. Like I said if only they would listen to us , not everybody out there is geo-catching.
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02 Dec 2018 09:49 PM
Get a inexpensive Android tablet and set the location services to satellite only. Down load some local Topo maps for the state that you are in and the thing should work very good. You will have a better display than using a phone also.
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MATTHEW EDWARDSUser is Offline
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04 Dec 2018 02:52 PM
I tend to just use google maps and my cell phone. If you download a map of the area prior to the trip and flag the location or locations you are looking for ahead of time you should have no issues. For claims I will flag the center, ingress point and all boundary corners prior to a trip.
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04 Dec 2018 08:18 PM
Google maps doesn't work if you have no data connection as far as I know. Most times if you are out there and have no cell service, your maps are not going work. Just invest in a chip with maps or download maps to your device. I don't think Google maps have Topo information?? You need TOPO when you are out in the field exploring.
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05 Dec 2018 12:33 PM
Google maps allows you to save a map location for one month. It doesn’t have Topo info but it does allow satellite view which is better for me. The GPS does work with the map.
Try it.
Steve FinzelUser is Offline
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07 Dec 2018 08:26 AM

Take a look at a hunting map app On-X.  If you pre-download the maps it works without cell coverage and has altitude, GPS coordinates, trails, property ownership (not mining claims).  $30/year for 1 state, $99 (often on sale for $70) for all states.  You do have to manually download 5 or 10 square mile maps so you need to plan ahead.  I got it for hunting, but find it dandy for prospecting also.

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