GPS and fieldwork?

Aidan Wilson aidan.wilson at SYDNEY.EDU.AU
Fri May 21 01:49:35 UTC 2010

Ireckon it's a good idea; it may come in handy some time down the track 
when someone wants to know exactly where speaker X said that dreaming Y 
was. I think you can now get digital cameras that have gps receivers in 
them, and you can certainly get mini gps receivers that fit onto the 
camera's hot shoe, except it looks as though you need a fairly high-level 
camera in order to connect it via the 10pin connector.

There are a bunch of small cameras that have gps units in them, such as 
this one from Nikon:

Of course, you can probably just get a gps unit and record the location 
when at sites, or when taking a photo, and you could then use it for any 
number of other functions, like going out bush to a particular location...

This may be a better idea.

Aidan Wilson

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On Fri, 21 May 2010, Greg Dickson wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm in the process of putting together my equipment wishlist for fieldwork
> in Northern Australia and was wondering if I should think about taking a GPS
> with me.  I've never actually used one before, but was thinking it could
> come in handy, especially if we wanted to do things like mapping Dreaming
> sites/sacred sites.
> Does anyone have any advice or experiences to share about the usefulness of
> GPSes in fieldwork?
> Guda,
> Greg Dickson

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