toponymy recording

Gary Holton gary.holton at UAF.EDU
Sat Dec 1 15:34:44 UTC 2007

Related to the first question below, does anyone have recommendations  
for GPS receivers for use in this kind of work (toponymy)? More  
specifically, are consumer level handheld GPS units sufficiently  
accurate, or does one need to use professional units (such as  
Trimble's Geoexplorer)? The latter run upwards of US$3000, which is  
still rather pricey even given the falling  dollar.


Gary Holton
Associate Professor of Linguistics
Alaska Native Language Center
University of Alaska Fairbanks
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On Dec 1, 2007, at 02:11 , M Garde wrote:

> Two things:
> 1. This query relates to the recording of place names (in an  
> aircraft or in a motor vehicle) as part of a larger lexicography  
> project. In the past we have used GPS and a PC-based GIS software  
> called Fugawi and have connected our GPSs to PC laptops only. As we  
> are all mostly Mac users by preference, has anyone come across any  
> system, hard/software that allows one to connect a GPS to a Mac (a  
> MacBookPro in fact) via Mac GIS software in order to navigate/view  
> waypoints via the laptop? We haven't tried virtual-PC as an option  
> yet.
> 2. And another thing, have we in this list (or elsewhere) reviewed  
> the Sony Linear PCM-D1 digital recorder?
> Murray Garde
> Dr Murray Garde
> ARC Linkage Postdoctoral Fellow
> School of Languages and Linguistics
> University of Melbourne
> Australia

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