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.
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.
Hello, I am using an iPad as a topo map when I’m out in the field, and also GoogleEarth, and have already downloaded the BLM’s active and inactive gold mine and prospects KML database for Google Earth and was wondering if anyone has found a good source for downloading BLM and/or National Forest KML files? I only seem to have found some local ones for Alaska on the BLM map server website, but nothing for any of the lower Western states. Thanks!
By Rick Kempf
This looks interesting. An app for Android devices for tracking your detecting and recording finds. The possibilities for prospecting are really huge.
Here's a post regarding the app.
Link deleted since Findmall update broke all old links
Here's a link to the Android Play Store for the app.
The IOS version is a Kickstarter Project and I went ahead and pledged $5 hoping he gets it done - cause I don't have an Android phone.