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[Aroid-l] Exact locations of plants

  • Subject: [Aroid-l] Exact locations of plants
  • From: Brian Williams pugturd@alltel.net
  • Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 08:04:08 -0400

I thought many of the botanist and others might be interested in this. I am not sure if this is something already in use? I have not seen anything on it personally being used in plant research. A few friends of mine play a game over the internet. It is basically a scavenger hunt using global positioning systems. This handheld device can get a person with in feet to were the treasure is hidden. I was fairly amazed by this and was wondering if anyone was recording plant positioning when collecting? The devices usually run from 150.00 dollars and up. My friends use fairly cheep ones and they tend to work well. Another thing they use is a very interesting map called google Earth. This is a map made up of satellite photos of the earth you can put in your Global positioning systems cordenance and it will show you a picture of the area with in a few feet in some cases you can see the cars and people in the photos. I would think both of these could be extremely useful to someone collecting plants and it would be interesting to add in the cordenance of a plant and get a image of exactly were it grows. So is anyone using this in the field?

Here are some links to google earth and GPS devices.



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