We were preparation a drop by to a relatives house, one to which we've been but I had unnoticed precisely which roadworthy to spin around on to get here. We would be attractive our 5th-wheel trailer, as we'd be camping at their homestead.

The Find > Address reply in my GPS was double. I sought-after dense assertion that we would be going to the exact lodge. What to do?

Google Earth to the rescue! I round-eyed Google Earth and suddenly found the entity. Then, I placemarked the location. (Add > Placemark) Once the placemark pin was inserted, I authorization clicked on the pin, went to Properties, and publication off and wrote downfield the latitude and great circle.

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The adjacent tread was to conceive a waypoint in my GPS by manually putt the angular distance and meridian into the GPS.

When I arrived at the destination, a bit complete 200 miles away, I drove up to the encampment boil and stopped since championship the drone into the scar they had spread for us.

I glanced at the GPS collection field: Distance to Destination: 3 feet!

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The mix of Google Earth and GPS can be a give a simple, yet highly high-tech, way to find practically any topographic point on the frontage of the planet. Here are several belongings for which it may turn out useful:

  • Find campground or RV park
  • Locate end for a weight of stock to be delivered
  • Find a business concern which you involve to visit
  • Locate a relative's home
  • Find the position of a passageway or edifice where on earth you will be making a concert.

Both Google Earth and GPS are astonishingly surgical. In the situations delineate above, the star inaccuracy will be introduced by your environment of the Placemark. Accuracy of the GPS itself will in all likelihood be inside a deeply few tens of feet.

Copyright 2007 Keith A. Williams

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