GPS and fieldwork?

Felicity Meakins f.meakins at UQ.EDU.AU
Sun May 23 02:49:58 UTC 2010

I have a camera with an inbuilt GPS which is quite good, though of course
you have to remember to take some photos close-up to get an accurate

You could also talk to AAPA in Darwin. I gave them coordinates for a number
of Dreaming tracks in Bilinarra country and they did up some fantastic maps
for me mapping the coordinates.

On 21/5/10 9:13 PM, "Nick Thieberger" <thien at> wrote:

> I have a Garmin GPS 60 and I find it easy to use. In conjunction with
> a digital camera its track information can geocode images (using,
> e.g., myTracks2 or similar software) based only on the shared
> timestamps of the images and the GPS data. It is of course yet another
> device that needs batteries, but it could also be considered a
> necessity for remote location and off-road travel.
> Nick
> On 21 May 2010 11:35, Greg Dickson <munanga at> 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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