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Re: Coordinates from iPhone

Subject: Re: Coordinates from iPhone
From: "Max Catterwell" oatcruncher
Date: Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:19 am ((PDT))
Hi all
I'm not sure who posted about GPS Essentials, but whoever it was, thankyou!=
 I downloaded it onto my Android phone this morning, and am extremely impre=
ssed! It would be even better if my phone had a built in magnetometer so th=
at I could have the compass too, but I'm not complaining.

Peter Shute <> wrote:

>Thanks, Keith. I'll stick with this MotionX for now, as it seems very
>popular and hopefully there are good reasons for that. It has display
>modes other than DMS that show more effective decimal places that I can
>use if necessary, but I'll reserve judgement about whether it's
>necessary until I've tested out the repeatability of the iPhone's GPS.
>If it can lead me back to my equipment to within a few metres then I'll
>seek more decimal places for the seconds, otherwise I'll enjoy having
>to record less of them.
>Peter Shute
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: 
>>  On Behalf Of Keith Smith
>> Sent: Thursday, 27 June 2013 6:18 AM
>> To: 
>> Subject: Re: [Nature Recordists] Re: Coordinates from iPhone
>> Hi Peter,
>> I just took my old 3G out (still use it for an alarm clock).
>> I have a an App called GPS Kit that reports DDD.ddddd Sounds
>> like it might be up your alley There is now a version called
>> GPS Pro (of course) that I would guess has more display options.
>> Even on the 3G it was a nice prog and not much money iirc.
>> Also on Android there is GPS Essentials which has a very nice
>> dashboard screen with lots of configurable data slots that
>> shows DDD.MM.SS.s I don't know if it's also available on iOS k
>> On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 12:10 PM, Peter Shute
>> < <> > wrote:
>> > **
>> >
>> >
>> > On 27/06/2013, at 12:22 AM, "Keith Smith"
>> < <> > wrote:
>> >
>> > > If you enjoy the extra precision, go for it. Just don't
>> confuse it
>> > > with accuracy. You may have readings 0.01" or better and
>> a limit of
>> > > +/-5 -
>> > 30m
>> > > at the same time, so it gets misleading. It will also
>> depend on your
>> > > location and topography, how many satellites can see you, and
>> > > weather systems. I suspect you may enjoy somewhat better
>> > > repeatability in .au
>> > than
>> > > I do in .ca.
>> >
>> > I must admit I haven't tried the iPhone's GPS much yet, and it may
>> > turn out that it's not as good as my Blackberry was. In an
>> ideal world
>> > we would all record measurements to a precision matching their
>> > accuracy, but I suspect most of us simply record whatever
>> the display
>> > says, for the sake of consistency. Eg so we can be sure the
>> last bit
>> > isn't missing simply because we forgot to record it.
>> >
>> > In the case of this MotionX app, I suspect it only displays to the
>> > nearest second in DM=C5=9A format for cosmetic reasons. The D and DM
>> > formats display to the equivalent of 0.0036" and 0.006", ie they've
>> > just displayed what fits nicely. Hopefully they'll squeeze
>> in another
>> > dp in the DM=C5=9A format, and I'll be happy.
>> >
>> > Peter Shute
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> --
>> Keith Smith - Freelance Guitarist & Location Recording
>> Service<>
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