GPS Receivers

R.B. Minton (rbminton@sembilan.UCHSC.edu)
Wed, 19 Jun 1996 12:41:39 -0600

In the USA, K-Mart now sells GPS receivers for $200.  I got one over the last
weekend, made 150 latitude, longitude, & altitude measures; and ran some least-
squares lines thru the data.  The data looks consistent to about 30 feet and
agrees with what I measured from a topo map (exactly in latitude).

I returned it 2 days later telling the guy it was too complicated to learn how
to use - which he fully agreed with.  (Would you call this DUMBINT ?).

So everyone, here is a cheap way to get the coordinates of your home site; or 
your remote site when making those satellite observations.


R. B. Minton