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GPS for Archaeologist

whitro 0 Points
edited November -1 in GPS Recommendations
Are there any archaeologists out there that use a GPS for field work; if so what type do you use and is it OK? Any one else is welcome to comment on this post with ideas or recommendations.


  • Tim 1482 Points
    Hi Whitrosyl,

    I haven't come across any GPS/archaeologists that I can recall. However I would think that for that type of work you would need a higher degree of accuracy than what most consumer level devices provide. (Roughly 10 meters).

    I'm assuming you are thinking of using GPS as a surveying tool? If so the equipment necessary to do achieve that level of accuracy requires some very expensive commercial GPS equipment.

    However if you were just thinking of creating waypoints at different sites and then showing a map of relative positions of those sites then a consumer level GPS might work okay.
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