[Tweeters] Location Reporting Suggestion

Penny Koyama plkoyama at comcast.net
Thu Mar 17 14:48:46 PDT 2016


I used my Garmin once at Semiahmoo and would have ended up on the water halfway to BHam if I'd followed the coordinates!!
Penny Koyama, Bothell

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> On Mar 17, 2016, at 10:09 AM, AnnMarie Wood <amw.5737 at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Hi Wally,

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> Locations can be tough!

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> 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.

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> If someone provides the basics like the city with an intersection, address, or name of a nearby business I can usually get there.

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> Good Luck,

> Ann Marie Wood

> Mountlake Yerrace, WA

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>> On Thursday, March 17, 2016, Wally Davis <wallydavis3 at gmail.com> wrote:

>> Hi Tweeters,

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>> 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).

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>> I would like to suggest that posts, particularly posts with birds which many may try to find, include a GPS position(s).

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>> Cheers,

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>> Wally Davis

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>> Snohomish

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