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March 14, 2016

This post will be part of an ongoing academic project on GPS error. This is not exactly breakthrough research, but it’s a fun project that I’ll share here for anyone else who recognizes their inner geek, and seeing as today is Pi Day the timing is perfect! Many of us rely on GPS to either follow an existing path, record…

Read the PostYour GPS Lies!

June 17, 2015

This is the final chapter of our series. Our previous article (Part IV) focused on using Google Earth to create maps that will work with our navigational apps. In this article we’ll be focusing on Caltopo as our trip planning tool to create digital maps – and to make some prints. This will start off with the basics so it…

Read the PostSmartphones in the Backcountry – Part V

June 14, 2015

Our series continues and we’re getting close to wrapping it up. Our previous article (Part III) discussed the pro’s and con’s of Google Earth and Caltopo as trip planning tools. In this article we’re going to look exclusively at using Google Earth to create some maps. This will start off with the basics so it should be as good a…

Read the PostSmartphones in the Backcountry – Part IV

June 12, 2015

This post is less about Smartphones than the other articles in this series (Part I, Part II) and more about trip planning software, however it integrates into the subject perfectly and without this piece of the puzzle the other articles are not quite complete. So, in this installment we’ll be taking a quick look at two software packaces: Google Earth…

Read the PostSmartphones in the Backcountry – Part III

May 25, 2015

This is the second post in our 3-part series about Smartphones in the Backcountry. We just wrapped up a primer on all things-smartphone in Part I. Now we’ll take a look at several types of apps that will be essential to making the most of your smartphone in your outdoor activities. These will include apps for navigation, activity tracking, geocaching,…

Read the PostSmartphones in the Backcountry – Part II

May 22, 2015

Smartphones… many of us own one and use it on a daily basis. They’re great for accomplishing all the tasks of modern urban existence… texting, tweeting, checking email, taking selfies, taking pictures of latte’s and charcuterie on wooden planks… you know, important stuff. They don’t seem so smart though once you’re off the grid. Don’t despair however. In this post…

Read the PostSmartphones in the Backcountry – Part I