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Re: a Garmin GPS is a tool, right ?

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farmer boy

05-25-2014 20:23:56

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I very much doubt that it's possible to obtain that kind of accuracy with a handheld GPS. I'd think that the tolerance of the GPS would be close to 20'. A farm GPS is expensive for a reason. Mostly because they (Trimble, Deere etc.) can get away with charging what they do, but also because they are more accurate machines with much better receivers.

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05-26-2014 12:25:50

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 Re: a Garmin GPS is a tool, right ? in reply to farmer boy, 05-25-2014 20:23:56  
Tried using a GPS to lay out a fence rows for a pastuer field. Accuracy very poor. Ended up using a compass, 100 foot tape and a carpenter square.
Talked to a road surveyor recently. He claimed "accuracy to a dime spinning on edge." He was, however using a transmitter in a tripod exactly over a permanent survey marker.

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Russ from MN

05-26-2014 14:51:11

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 Re: a Garmin GPS is a tool, right ? in reply to RayP(MI), 05-26-2014 12:25:50  
Surveyors do not use $200.00 GPS's from Gander MT.!

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