[amsat-bb] Re: Playing with GPS

Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF nigel at ngunn.net
Sun Jul 25 16:37:07 PDT 2010

Nobody guarentees your GPS to be accurate to within 30 feet and neither does Google maps.
My GPS usually claims around 10-12 feet accuracy provided it can see around 10 satellites.
Leave your GPS on laying in your yard for a couple of hours plotting it's course and see how far it wanders.

On 25-Jul-10 22:55, Lee Ernstrom wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> I have been playing around with my Garman NUVI GPS and comparing the
> readings to Google Maps.  This is something you call try at home.  My
> Garman says that the base of my HF tower is at 41.07430 N 112.03774 W.
> When I punch in those coordinates in to Google Maps in the satelite view
> mode the arrow points to a location about 30 feet away near the middle
> of the lawn east of my driveway.  When I play around with the
> coordinates a little through interpolation and punch them in to Google
> Maps several times I arrive at what appears to be the true coordinates
> of the base of my HF tower at 41.074329 N 112.037770 W.  I suppose that
> is the significant difference that sixth decimal place makes.  Check
> both of these coordinates on Google Maps to see what I mean.  Any
> comments?
> Lee Ernstrom
> Syracuse, Utah DN31xb
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