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October 6, 2003

"Left... no.... right!"

Posted by Mike on October 6, 2003 11:30 AM

Just got around to finding where my GPS receiver's data cable went after The Great Office Move, so I was able to download our route through the corn maze and draw it on a map (click it for a bigger picture):

I'm still not sure why I continue to be entertained by going somewhere, making the GPS record where I've been, then going home and loading the route onto the computer. It's not like we're sitting around saying "See that little jog in the track down there in the lower right? That's where you made that funny joke about John Ashcroft!"

Software Plug: It doesn't have the fancy trail plotting or pretty pictures of National Geographic's "Topo!" series, but ExpertGPS is really nice for managing waypoints, routes, and tracks, and its basic aerial photos and topo mapping are just fine for most purposes. It's great for a quick visual sense of a geocache's location, or as a way to orient on remote locations via a massive database of waypoints.