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Infidels! (Was: I like GPS's)
By:Bill Burton
Date: 11/19/1998, 12:11 am

Paddling hand-made, traditional wooden watercraft and navigating by satellite?? Call me a Luddite, but at least bring along a compass for posterity's sake. ;^)

> Until I lost my GPS this summer, I liked it.

> There are limitations but if you preload the coordinates of
> "important" points you can navigate to your destination better
> than with a just a compass (you get a bearing and a distance).

> The errors in GPS's are built in. The position error up to 300' and speed
> errror up to 1 mph.

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Infidels! (Was: I like GPS's)
Bill Burton -- 11/19/1998, 12:11 am