+PFF Posted June 2, 2005 Share Posted June 2, 2005 Hi, Group: I'm wondering if there is value in including coordinates from a consumer-grade GPS receiver when writing recovery notes for the NGS database? My unit's resolution is Degrees, Minutes, and Seconds to one decimal point. This hardly compares with Adjusted Coordinates which go to six or seven decimal points. On the other hand, my readings are considerably more accurate than most Scaled Coordinates. (We're speaking only of horizontal positions, here!) Related question: If including the coordinates is of value, is it worthwhile to state the displayed accuracy? At the tenth of a second level, does anyone care if the reading is plus/minus 15 feet or 7 feet? I generally include my readings in the GEOCACHING recovery notes. But I'd like the professional surveyors to weigh in about whether they care to see this in the NGS data sheets. Thanks, Paul Quote Link to comment
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