Welcome to this month’s GPS Training podcast, it’s our 16th episode.
1. Today we have Andy and myself, Jon
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So, without further ado let’s get on with today’s podcast ……
It’s our 16th podcast.
In today’s podcast we are going to look at the following –
1. We have an interview with Mark from SatMap
2. The Garmin GPSMAP66s, what a launch
3. We look at the GPS course locations we have coming up in 2019
4. We have Andy’s top tips – both Garmin and SatMap
5. And then finally asked in last month’s Podcast what unusual activities people are using their GPS units before and many thanks to everybody who got in touch.
We will look at some of these
1. Mark from SatMap
A little while ago I chatted from Mark who is the Product Manager at SatMap, I hope you agree he is a top guy who really knows his stuff.
2. Garmin GPSMAP66s, what a start and some great feedback
I have never seen such a demand from any new Outdoor GPS unit, why do think this has been Andy?
1. I think many of the customers who have had the 60s, 62s and then the GPSMAP64s have been waiting, for a number of years now, for a unit update and what a good one they have got.
I know Andy you have been starting to put together the videos for the ‘online resource’ is there anything you have come across since we discussed the unit in the last PodCast?
As I said earlier on we where very busy on launch day, if you want a real insight into our business we have a new ‘news’ article on our website – A look back at launch day of the Garmin GPSMAP66s GPS unit.
This news article has some embedded YouTube films from the launch day itself.
We now have lots of videos and information on our website so if you want to find out more about the Garmin GPSMAP66s and GPSMAP66st online here.
3. GPS Training courses in 2019 – what are the locations of our ‘physical’ courses
We have been busy putting together our ‘physical’ course programme for 2019, so where are the courses?
1. Lakes, Mungrisdale
2. Burley Village, New Forest
3. Great Cransley, Northamptonshire
4. Rothbury, Northumberland
5. Eyam, Peak District
6. Peebles, Scottish Borders – new for 2019
7. Clayton and Kingston, South Downs
SatMap courses – one day course – Northumberland, South Downs, Northamptonshire
Garmin courses – two days – all the locations
4. Andy’s Top Tips
1. SatMap – Active 20 – Last updates added into Settings – Route Rendering – lets you change normal Route colour from a vast array of colours + Completed Route colour – use joystick press in centre to select or with touch screen touch on option
2. Garmin – Time of year weather – lock screen on touch screen units – power button once – touch locked padlock icon at bottom – to unlock repeat process – touch unlock icon
5. Strange activities people are using their Outdoor GPS units for
In last months podcast we discussed some of the less ‘mainstream’ activities people use their Outdoor GOS units for.
Many thanks to everybody who got in touch, here are just a few –
Things people are using their GPS units for –
Three have come from Ian, who leads our GPS training courses in the South.
1. Ultramarathon runners
2. Research Scientist for the smooth-skinned snake in the New Forest
3. Member of the British Antarctic Survey
Name: Stephen Turner
You were asking what people use their GPS units for. My first use for my GPSMap 64S – and you were very helpful setting me up with the required mapping – was to identify the positions of existing and proposed boreholes in rural Zambia and Zimbabwe to improve village water supplies. I have used it a lot for hiking in the UK too! Thanks for all the good service and excellent website!
I have just finished catching up with some of the endless wealth of excellent information on “gpstraining ” and on listening to podcast 14
I have been using my Garmin devices for some years now to help edit my photography files to add location coordinates to the exif data on my jpeg and raw image files.
This use was not mentioned in the podcast and you did ask users to let you know about any additional uses. Non of my current cameras, Nikon SLR, Lumix FZ200 and Fuji F30 have inbuilt GPS location and I rely on extracting the time code data from the Garmin devices gpx files and loading this together with the photographs to edit into a program HoudahGeo v5 .
This has worked very well for me as long as I remember to check the camera time coding corresponds with the handheld Garmin unit. The whole process is now easier with the wifi function available on my latest Oregon750 purchased from you almost a year ago when Andy was extremely helpful in helping me decide which model to replace my GPS 60 CSX who had been purchased with Peter Judd’s help several years ago.
6. And finally
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Many thanks for Andy joining me on this, the 16th episode of our GPS Training podcast.