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RE: [Aroid-l] Exact locations of plants

  • Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Exact locations of plants
  • From: "Steve Hatfield" sehatfield@insightbb.com
  • Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 17:33:24 -0400
  • Thread-index: Acbhff0XmPt/A453SbGC0mOSyV/tOAANIawg

Its called geocaching and it is a blast  Ive found many unusual plants (to
me at least) while looking for a Tupperware container in the woods.  Im sure
some researcher out there somewhere has to be using a gps to keep track of a
stand of some rare plant and if there not they should be!! They can help you
get back to the car too!!

See    geocaching.com   You can get a low end gps for as little as $87.00
Amazon.com or ebay has many.


-----Original Message-----
From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com]
On Behalf Of Brian Williams
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 8:04 AM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: [Aroid-l] Exact locations of plants

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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