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    Just thought I'd throw this out there for those that might be looking for mapping apps for the phone...
    I went looking for one, with the sugar bush in mind and ran across this one that's designed for hunters and hunt groups.. (which I am, also)
    Seems pretty cool so far... Can do all your GPS mapping or tracing and marking in the bush, and then instantly sync it to the website.. for viewing and editing on your PC at home, etc..

    http://www.huntstand.com

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    Thanks.

    I've been fooling around with it but can't seem to get it to work.

    Can you map the location of individual trees with GPS? If so, how does it work?


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    Mark
    2013 - 1 tap, one pot on gas stove, a pint of syrup
    2014 - 2 taps, 2 pints of syrup
    2015 - 4 taps, turkey fryer, 1 gallon of syrup
    2016 - 10 taps, new 8x12 sap house, barrel stove, and custom flat pan - 2 gallons of syrup
    2017 - Mason 2x4 w/raised flue pan, 240 gal. sap tank, 80 Reds on 5/16 tubing and Lunchbox releaser/pump, 20 sugars on buckets

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    I got playing around more with it last week, while bear hunting... the gps on my phone is not near accurate enough to map maple trees... I sat in the same tree two days in a row and my phone GPS thought I was in different spots, 28 yards apart.

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    I've been using this for a few weeks now to map my sugarbush and have grown to love it. My phone was doing the same thing as MWick but after I used the trace tool that issue went away for the rest of the period I had the app going.

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    If you wait till all the leaves are off of the trees it’s a lot more accurate.

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    I've played with Gps units for work, ranging from $100 handhelds and $20k rtk units accurate to an inch or two. I'm also a bit of a statistics nerd, So I will chime in on the accuracy ratings of some of these units.

    A standard handheld or smartphone is, at best, accurate to maybe 12 ft or so. The latitude/longitude that recorded is not the *true* location, rather an estimate. The true location of the tree you mapped occurs in some circle located around the recorded point. The way these low end units are rated, the "true location" Will fall within a 12 ft circle around the recorded point 50% of the time. Depending on what you want, that is not very good. But for mapping trails or "the good fishing hole is here", not bad.

    For mapping individual trees at an accuracy that does a good job of true mapping, you want something in "sub meter" class (roughly 3.28 ft). We just got a new one at work, it was $2k. Nice unit, very econimical, as most sub meter run in the $7k range. That said, I get about 2 meter accuracy under trees, so 6 ft. It uses my smartphone as the data recorder and user interface, and I use MapIt. That is a great app if you want to play with it. It is free.

    All that said, I don't really see the advantage of mapping individual trees for a syrup production. I could see it useful for mapping a new section of woods to record where the denser stand of maples are. But for that purpose, a phone is plenty accurate.

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