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forestrynick
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01/15/13 08:05 AM
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Hi all,

I work for a woodland management company in the UK. We have a number of old handheld garmin GPS 60 units that we use for mapping planting areas and woodland boundaries. They aren't particularly accurate with +/- 10m accuracy even in open areas (next to useless under canopy). I'm allowed to buy a new one but not sure it's worth it.

So I'm looking for a basic GPS for mapping purposes that has better accuracy, particularly under tree canopy. I fully realise that properly accurate mapping would require expensive and sophisticated equipment which we can't justify. Just looking to get the best we can afford. Budget would be £200 max, prefer less to be honest!

What should I be looking for? What do you recommend? 

Nick





Paul Saunders
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01/15/13 02:15 PM
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Hi Nick


an EGNOS enabled GPS will bring you down to 1-2 m accuracy in the UK.  You are lucky, we do not have this luxury down here in Oz.


More details;


http://egnos-portal.gsa.europa.eu/discover-egnos/programme-information/status


cheers


Paul






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