Jonathan Dixon (dixonj@MIMICAD.COLORADO.EDU)
Thu, 29 Sep 1994 14:37:43 -0600
> The next issue is the onslaught of handheld GPS receivers - why bother
> learning how to use the compass and map when the GPS will tell you exactly
> where you are?
Unless you have the more expensive type of GPS receivers (and the
military scrambling code), the accuracy isn't really as good as with a
good map and compass in many circumstances. Also, surrounding trees,
buildings, and such can cause problems with signal reception and range
estimates. And the batteries will always fail when you most need them
(a la Murphy).
ASM Troop 1046, Bowie, MD, NCAC
Eagle '85 Vigil '89
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City