GPS Use

 

I last used my GPS to Guide me into the City, so I could find the correct Bldg to Pay my Annual House taxes. I love my Garmin and can't even Imagine ever being w/o it.

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Don Duke aka Joe Casino

Ouch!

Glad you liked using the Garmin but where you had to go on that trip kindof takes the fun out of it.

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gus2259 wrote:

Glad you liked using the Garmin but where you had to go on that trip kindof takes the fun out of it.

But if you do not get there you are likely to pay a penalty for non-payment!

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Yeah, me to ...

donz1943 wrote:

I last used my GPS to Guide me into the City, so I could find the correct Bldg to Pay my Annual House taxes. I love my Garmin and can't even Imagine ever being w/o it.

Our son bought us our first GPS 10 years or so ago. That was an eMap if I remember right. The only sound was a "beep" and directions consisted of an arrow pointing left or right. I thought it was a nice toy to play with but wasn't sure what use the "toy" was going to be. We used that to navigate around the U.S. and it worked great. By the time it decided to pack it up I was pretty much hooked and upgraded then upgraded again. Like donz, hard to imagine travelling without one.

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That's a violation!!

Improper use of GPS.... to pay your taxes?

haha

OperatorX wrote:

Improper use of GPS.... to pay your taxes?

agree

Other uses of GPS--

Nerd content follows --

There are other uses of GPS in addition to answering, "Direct me to the closest ...?"

I have two GPS systems in the house, fed by a common antenna on the roof. One system provides accurate* time (a Stratum-1 NTP server) to people and computers. The other provides an accurate* frequency reference to my test equipment.

GPS enables accuracy and stability for measurements that a decade or so ago was only available in national labs.

(accurate -- typically within +/- 5 parts per trillion)

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WOW!

k6rtm wrote:

Nerd content follows --

There are other uses of GPS in addition to answering, "Direct me to the closest ...?"

I have two GPS systems in the house, fed by a common antenna on the roof. One system provides accurate* time (a Stratum-1 NTP server) to people and computers. The other provides an accurate* frequency reference to my test equipment.

GPS enables accuracy and stability for measurements that a decade or so ago was only available in national labs.

(accurate -- typically within +/- 5 parts per trillion)

Wow again! We are talking Big Bang Theory nerd stuff here. smile

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Not that complicated--

bear007 wrote:

Wow again! We are talking Big Bang Theory nerd stuff here. smile

Nah, the earlier generation of systems were the complicated ones, requiring constant maintenance and coddling.

Modern GPS-based technology, you put an antenna on the roof, power up a smallish box, and after a day or two of settling in, you have a precision reference. As long as the green light on the front panel is on, you're good to go.

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Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

We even use the GPS to go to

We even use the GPS to go to places we know, sometimes find a better route

Trip Log

I save each trip log as a .gdb document. Using the time stamp on my digital camera, I can determine where each pic was taken on our trips.

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If you turn on location

If you turn on location services and enable your camera there it records where each picture is taken when you check your photos on your iphone.

Are We There Yet

I use mine as much to know how much longer it will be till we get where we are going as I do for directions. I often use it on trips I have taken many times but I never reminder how much longer it will be from different places along the way. I just mute it on these trips.

Also use it a lot when I'm just exploring backroads to get somewhere. I don't have a destination entered, just nice to know what road is coming up and if I do get lost it is easy to get on lost.

not really

try to use the Gps so I could go pay my taxes.? I really do not think is a very good idea !!! lol

Just kidding Donz. I alway drive with mine on my car too all the time.Garmin for me are the only way to go.

I like to use it to guide my

I like to use it to guide my ordinance! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M982_Excalibur

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Hah! Good one ...

onestep wrote:

I like to use it to guide my ordinance! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M982_Excalibur

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And

onestep wrote:

I like to use it to guide my ordinance! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M982_Excalibur

Only $53,620 each. Very affordable for most folks.

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The journey

LongAce wrote:
OperatorX wrote:

Improper use of GPS.... to pay your taxes?

agree

While the destination is less than palatable - the GPS got him there with no frustration. In GPS use, it's all about the journey.

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Garmin Drive Smart 61 NA LMT-S

Tax.

spokybob wrote:
onestep wrote:

I like to use it to guide my ordinance! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M982_Excalibur

Only $53,620 each. Very affordable for most folks.

It is for every citizen, who do you think paid the taxes to buy it? smile

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