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  1. Made another 3D map, this time it's Barringer (Meteor) Crater in Northern Arizona. This is a small map, if you would like better resolution I have it but it will be a slow load on most connections. You can move around in the 3D environment with your mouse. Pan, Zoom and get Information from the features. Try typing in an "r" and watch the mountain spin in 3D. Type an "L" to turn on or off the labels. The "I" in the lower left corner will show you more options.
  2. I've been working on a 3D mapping system. I've put together a sample map of Rich Hill, Arizona with some mine information. There is a bunch of stuff these maps can do but I'm not sure if they will work on enough peoples browsers to make it worthwhile to pursue development of this system. Please give it a try and tell me what you think. (Caution - this is about a 7 megabyte map and may take a while to load if you are on a slow connection) 3D map HERE. You can move around in the 3D environment with your mouse. Pan, Zoom and get Information from the mines. Try typing in an "r" and w
  3. Are there maps of current active mining claims in Colorado that is updated and available to view????
  4. Just published at Minelab's Treasure Talk blog at http://www.minelab.com/usa/go-minelabbing/treasure-talk/gps-mapping-with-the-minelab-ctx-and-gpz-detectors-part-2
  5. Stumbled on this new mapping app. Lots of free maps to download. Seems to work well. Will report back to HQ when I use further. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Avenza
  6. ...is not what I want to hear, so I'm looking for input on the best (ie: most up to date, viewable witout a data/cell connection, provided you had one in the mornign to update etc) mapping app for Google Hemerroid or Apple IOS that I can use to make sure I'm not on anyone's claim when I hit Rye Patch next month. As a claim owner in BC, I'm very well versed on the BC systems etc and I hate claim jumpers, they should all be .... (well I'll leave it at that) so being even a foot inside anothers claim is unacceptable for me... Anyone need any hours for work reports done on a Rye Patch cl
  7. The first of a series of articles I am doing about the GPS system that comes with the Minelab CTX 3030 and GPZ 7000 has been posted on Minelab's Treasure Talk site
  8. "Three years ago we introduced a cloud-free mosaic of the world in Google Earth. Today we’re rolling out an even more beautiful and seamless version, with fresh imagery from Landsat 8 satellite and new processing techniques for sharper images than ever before. Satellite images are often cloudy, but not always over the same place, so we looked at millions of images and took the clearest pixels to stitch together this cloud-free and seamless image. Landsat 8, which launched into orbit in 2013, is the newest sensor in the USGS/NASA Landsat Program—superior to its predecessors in many ways. L
  9. The other day I pulled up Google Earth as usual but now the navigation and zoom controls and the tool bar icons are very tiny. And now my placemark labels are larger than normal. I cannot figure out how to reset it back. Has anyone else experienced this?
  10. Those of you who hunt are probably aware there are websites online where you can purchase landowner maps you can install on a hand held GPS which show who owns every piece of property in a given area, be it public land or private. Is there anything comparable to that for gold claims especially on public lands here in the US? Terry
  11. Don't know if i am the only one who hadn't seen this video and AU information site---- but check it out---- It looks so simple that even Klunker could handle it!!!!!
  12. Hi all, this is my first post as a newby. My wife and I are looking at upgrading detector equipment etc and I was wondering what others use for personal GPS tracking? Whenever we go 'bush' we each tend to 'work' apart and at times we lose sight of each other and also our start point. My concern is that we are risking getting lost (either together or individually) and if one of us only gets lost or is injured and incapacitated then the other one won't know where to find them. Do other forum members carry a personal GPS tracker each which shows your start point and has
  13. There's a new site for research for us prospectors called Land Matters, it's Non-Profit Educational Organization website primarily for prospectors and other land users, this site was created by Brian Cole and Leigh Johnson, with much help from MinerDiggins Adventures, who many may know as Clay and Ruby, who have been for years been producing mapping and mining claims programs for prospectors. The site has been posted on other gold prospecting forums but I haven't seen it posted here, it's free to use, many many hours have been put into this site and more to come, there are many diffe
  14. Just wondering if there is any new information on LIDAR? Been wanting to use is to search forested areas. Here is a old link on the subject. http://www.detectorprospector.com/forum/topic/79-light-detection-and-ranging-lidar/?fromsearch=1
  15. The Sage Grouse Proposed Mineral Withdrawal by the BLM would close nearly 10 million acres of land to mineral entry. This affects claims in 5 western states. Friday the 15th of January (this Friday!) is the deadline for comments on the proposal. Generally comments and opinions don't apply to the Secretary's decision but with the time near and facts on hand a little attention by more than a few voters and representatives might just convince the Secretary to think twice. If the withdrawal goes ahead no new claims can be made in the withdrawn area. In addition the existing claims are likely
  16. Hey all you mapping people--- i am having a hard time with my Back Country Navigator PRO Application (BN)---- I can't seem to find the layers i want such as- downloading the areas i am interested in with Public Land Survey System (PLSS) overlay???? What I expect a mapping program to be able to do is change layers ----- Like (Clay Diggings) Footprints -----or (Geocommunicator or whats left of it) LR2000--- I would like to see a program that has a library that holds all pertinent layers that prospectors would readily use accessible with a click, (this would be custom
  17. Thanks to Merton's persistence, I got this in the mail today. Very small, I should have had one years ago. ResQLink + Website https://goo.gl/photos/U1BU8KLGczQcHrCy8
  18. Really 2 topics here. I am interested in what kind of boots you folks use while detecting. I prefer metal free and currently use a pair of Keens but the sole is already starting to delaminate and they have less than 60 hours out and about. I know they are good about replacing them, or so I have heard, but I would really like something that will hold up reasonably well and won't give me that falsing that can happen when I forget about metal in boots. I ran into a Border Patrol agent who said he uses a boot called Vibram Rocky that has no metal and stands up to the terrain down here in Yuma by S
  19. This is something that used to be on individual gps apps, now it's coming to Google Maps as well; the ability to download specific maps and then seamlessly move from service to no service with no loss of navigation ability. Cool. http://techcrunch.com/2015/11/10/offline-navigation-comes-to-google-maps/
  20. I am writing a series of tips and "how to" blogs on the zed GPS system. Sure it can be improved, but it is actually something I am finding it to be useful. There is something to be said for it being up front and in my face at all times that makes its use compelling. I like it.
  21. Thanks to Dick Hammond for pointing this out. It is a reasonably inexpensive and effective alternative to the satellite phone. I have an Iridium phone I have used for years. It is the best insurance policy you can purchase for remote operations. But the phones are expensive, and the plans more so. Phones are around $800 now, but you can get used ones for about half that. It is the plans that add up. In Alaska we are lucky because a 6 month plan can be had for half what it costs for global minutes. Information on DeLorme InReach http://www.inreachdelorme.com/product-info/inreachse.php Cost fo
  22. Is it worth spending more money to get a GPS with a built in camera? Since I am not very good at marking waypoints and generally get confused on all the numerous GPS functions, I was wondering if the camera equipped units could record a photo of my current location and mark it for me automatically as a waypoint? Sure wish there was a GPS that only had basic functions, and a compass pointer and could still get me back to my car after a day in the woods and be water resistant and under $150? The camera units are upwards of $400-600 from Garmin, which is a bit steep for me. I never understood why
  23. Hey folks, you can now download Google Earth Pro for free. Used to cost $400. Lot of additional tools and features. http://www.google.com/earth/download/gep/agree.html Mike
  24. Recently came across Maprika a free mapping program, versions for PC, Iphone & android, but what seems impressive about it is the mapping database it has for US, lot of old US maps for the relic and coin hunter. http://www.maprika.com/
  25. Hi, I wonder if some of you that use moving maps programs could enlighten me how you use them in your day to day prospecting experience. I may be using a dual sport motorcycle/powered paraglider this summer was interested in learning how you incorporate moving maps with vehicles (or walking) Thx in advance, Paul
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