+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Gps

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    2,076

    Default Gps

    I have a survey map of the land i am buying. Is there a way of typing in the Long and Lad numbers and finding all the stakes in the ground? Or do i have to find each stake first and then program that location into the GPS. I am looking to buy something inexpensive but it would have to show me where my marker's are. I know almost nothing about how GPS work. Thanks.

    Spud

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Bakersfield, Vt
    Posts
    29

    Default

    the map would have to be tied into the geodetic system with coordinates listed which most aren't then you would have to calculate a coordinate(Lat and Long.) for each point. How big is the parcel. It may just be easier to look with a compass and tape if you know a starting point.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Oneida NY
    Posts
    9,781

    Default

    You can. try this link: http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/elevation. With it you can enter long, lat readings and can navigate around. I use the site to get elevations. I use it in a mode where I can click at any point on the map and it will give you the elevation. That was how I designed my tubing layout on my new bush.
    I may be wrong but I think this program will help you. Can you see ant difference on the ground so an arial view and the coordinate marked on the map will guide you fairle close to a boundary?
    When I first signed my lease I had a friend help and we blazed the boundarys. He has several years experience in surveying but was not licensed. He was an employee of the surveyor. If you are not real sure, do not make any permanent marks, only a surveyor is allowed to do that in most states.
    Even a survey is usually not 100% as you might think. They use old "evidence" to locate a boundary, things like a stone wall, old wire in a fence line tree or post and other things that may indicate where a line was. As strange as it might seem, surveying is as much art as it is exact math.
    How much land are you buying? how much is wooded?
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, doing fewer each year, about 450 planned for 2020 (and after?)
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    http://s1041.photobucket.com/albums/...anssugarhouse/
    website: www.cnymaple.com

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Oneida NY
    Posts
    9,781

    Default

    I forgot. On that sight click on calculators on the top section. There you will find some tools to use.
    Good luck.
    Dave
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, doing fewer each year, about 450 planned for 2020 (and after?)
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    http://s1041.photobucket.com/albums/...anssugarhouse/
    website: www.cnymaple.com

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Ayer's Cliff Quebec
    Posts
    3,195

    Default

    I had trouble finding one of my stakes untill I looked under a tree that had fallen down.The stake was driven into the roots of the tree and then it fell over. The GPS will help you find the other stakes if you know where at least one is.
    maybe 50 taps for 2011
    Finally ready to boil when I get enough sap
    I just might be crazy.( make that I know I am)
    Trees all tapped except the ones with 5 feet of snow.
    Enough rabbits to keep Elmer busy..

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    2,076

    Default Gps

    Thanks everyone for the advise. My lot is 75 acres and all but 10 of it is wooded. I know where some of the stakes are so that is a good start. I plan to walk the land next week and try finding more stakes and the ones i cannot find i thought the GPS would find for me. I am new to all this gps stuff so please excuse the dumb questions.

    Spud

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Oneida NY
    Posts
    9,781

    Default

    The only dumb question is the one you did not ask, but wondered what the answer would be. Don't hesitate to ask any question. It makes us think, and in the process we also learn, as we try to answer and others chime in with differing views or methods. That IS what this forum is all about.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, doing fewer each year, about 450 planned for 2020 (and after?)
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    http://s1041.photobucket.com/albums/...anssugarhouse/
    website: www.cnymaple.com

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Altmar, NY
    Posts
    3,495

    Default

    I have a lowrance gps that I use for hunting to mark deer trails, tree stands, old apple groves etc. I love the thing. I bought software for it a few years back that covers NY state. Its loaded with info. Topo maps, arial photo maps, 3d view it even lets you search at eye level the different elevations and such at eye level. I use it to search out new areas to hunt on state land and such. When I find a specific area that tweaks my interest I mark points of interest on the laptop and then download the map as an overlay onto my gps. That way I can just pull up the map on the gps and walk to the particular point of interest. Its a great tool and never even thought about using it for elevations for tubing setup. You could also just get the longitude and latitude and punch it in the gps and walk to that point as well.
    2X6 deluxe Phanuef
    Adding 200 more every year
    27 years left of building a Hobby into a retirement time burner.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Ayer's Cliff Quebec
    Posts
    3,195

    Default

    And if you ever have to you can call in a airstrike or have the navy use those big guns with out it coming in on top of you. Great tools when you need them.
    maybe 50 taps for 2011
    Finally ready to boil when I get enough sap
    I just might be crazy.( make that I know I am)
    Trees all tapped except the ones with 5 feet of snow.
    Enough rabbits to keep Elmer busy..

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Greenwich Ny
    Posts
    425

    Default

    [QUOTE=3rdgen.maple;159381]I have a lowrance gps that I use for hunting to mark deer trails, tree stands, old apple groves etc. I love the thing. I bought software for it a few years back that covers NY state. Its loaded with info. Topo maps, arial photo maps, 3d view it even lets you search at eye level the different elevations and such at eye level. I use it to search out new areas to hunt on state land and such. When I find a specific area that tweaks my interest I mark points of interest on the laptop and then download the map as an overlay onto my gps. That way I can just pull up the map on the gps and walk to the particular point of interest. Its a great tool and never even thought about using it for elevations for tubing setup. You could also just get the longitude and latitude and punch it in the gps and walk to that point as well.[/Q

    Maybe you would like to post some of the gps marks of those old apple orchards!!!!!!! It is always nice to share!

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts