I'd like to put out a feeler among this community about how GPS units are being used for hunting - and also to gather complaints and problems that hunters have with their GPS. Second, I'd like to gauge the community's awareness of homemade geographic information systems and the use thereof. I'm not going to have a booth at a sportsman's show, but if there is sufficient interest, I'd like to create some sort of how-to presentation for hunters to find their ways in the woods more effectively.
1. Do you use a GPS?
2. Do you collect waypoint, track, and/or route data with your GPS while in the field?
3. Do you encounter boundary issues in your hunt area? Would a GPS solution make sense for these issues?
4. Do you use borough, state, or federal land ownership records to decide where to hunt?
5. Do you use Google Earth before or after a hunt?
6. Do you know how to transfer data from your GPS to Google Earth? Do you know how to transfer data from Google Earth to your GPS?
7. What do you know about land status as it applies to Alaska?
8. Anything else?
This stuff is incredibly easy. The software you'll need is free and our state DFG is creating tons of data that we can use.
Shoot me a PM with some questions or make your issues our issues and respond right here.