I thought I’d try using a pedometer just to see how far I stroll along the beach on my hunts.
The reviews I’ve read on many are not very complimentary. It seems the common complaint centers on accuracy and battery life.
I’d appreciate your thoughts and recommendations.
Just back from our first prospecting trip after taking early retirement and moving to Kambalda in Western Australia . Did really well for a 5 week trip with 216 pieces for 376 grams. Biggest pieces 10, 11.5, 27 and 155 grams.
No more working for the man !
By Denver Bryan
I thought it would be cool to overlay a geological map onto a topographical map. And maybe a property map onto an aerial image map. Then I would like to put these custom maps onto a smartphone GPS app. That way when I’m in the field, I can see that I’m in a favorable rock type area or approaching a private property boundary.
I see that MapWindow is a free GIS software that will let me make map layers. And for smartphones, it seems that Gaia GPS is a popular app.
Does anyone have experience making custom maps on their desktop then downloading them onto a smartphone GPS app? If so, what desktop software and smartphone app do you like?
Google Earth has layering capability... has anyone use GE to create downloadable map files for a smartphone?
PS, if you have done this for a handheld GPS instead of a smartphone I'd enjoy hearing about that as well.