[Tweeters] Location Reporting Suggestion

B B birder4184 at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 17 10:34:36 PDT 2016


Another strong vote AGAINST GPS coordinates.  Many places are in remote areas where phones may be useless.  Agree with Ann Marie...the technology toys are not always so easy.  We are losing the ability to use precise English language which gets my vote.


Blair Bernson


On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 9:55 AM, 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).

 

Cheers,

Wally Davis

Snohomish
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