[Tweeters] Location Reporting Suggestion
amw.5737 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 10:09:58 PDT 2016
Locations can be tough!
GPS coordinates sound like a good idea but, frankly, I've never figured out
how to use them, with or without my Garmin or IPhone.
If someone provides the basics like the city with
an intersection, address, or name of a nearby business I can usually get
Ann Marie Wood
Mountlake Yerrace, WA
On Thursday, March 17, 2016, Wally Davis <wallydavis3 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Tweeters,
> I have not been with you very long and have very much enjoyed the
> reports. On several occasions I have decided to follow up and try to find
> a bird based on a Tweeter report. In each case I have had to go back to
> the original poster for more information because I am not familiar with the
> area and don’t understand local landmarks or local rather than formal (i.e.
> map) names are used (shades of scientific names). My guess is that
> everyone on the Tweeters list carries at least one GPS with them when they
> go birding. GPS receivers are built into almost all phones and tablets and
> are present in many cameras which record position as metadata when a
> picture is taken (assuming the GPS is turned on).
> I would like to suggest that posts, particularly posts with birds which
> many may try to find, include a GPS position(s).
> Wally Davis
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