GPS Mapping

  ajm 21 May 09

I have been asked by a someone in Africa who are looking for a GPS system that they can use to map different locations in a city in Africa, eg Nairobi, Kenya and put it onto a base map.

Basically, they need to map locations of energy meters at different customers, program the meter number with a location on the GPS hand held unit, and go back to the office, and down load the locations onto a base map.

Any thoughts or suggestions on software / hardware that can do this function

  OTT_Buzzard 22 May 09

This is a start for the software: click here

Jut a word of caution; With all GPS systems operating without correction (or on the P-Signal :) ) the actual accuracy will not be especially good. It'll be ok if no two energy meters are within, say, 10 meters of each other. If they are any closer than that then GPS alone is unlikely to be sufficent to locate a specific meter.

The upshot? If a company advertises that their GPS is accurate to '2 meters', ignore the claim. The only valid accuracy statement is if they also declare the Cicle Error Probable (CEP) with the distance accuracy.

  OTT_Buzzard 22 May 09


Cicle Error Probable (CEP) should have read CIRCLE Error Probable (CEP)


This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Should I upgrade to Windows 10? 8 reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 10... and 2 why you…

We are being sold the ability to spend money we don't have. And we love it

IKinema aims to banish droopy shoulders and wonky spines in animated CG characters

How to use Apple Music in the UK: Complete guide to Apple Music's features

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message