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Re: Plotting my walk

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:35 pm
by jph
Hi Ghost,

I use Text O Trak on my Android. It records your searches. You can even record finds.

John

Re: Plotting my walk

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:24 pm
by Easylife
Nope, you will not get any real time satellite imaging unless you work for the intelligence services, but you can get historic imaging. Yep, a couple of apps support this. At very best you will get accuracy to 3m and often much worse depending on cloud cover etc, but really a GPS device using both GPS + GLONASS is best. An app may suffice initially but the location service might eat your phone battery in a relatively short time? x;

Re: Plotting my walk

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:49 pm
by Easylife
jph wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:35 pm
Hi Ghost,
I use Text O Trak on my Android. It records your searches. You can even record finds.
John
Hi John, I tried 'Tect O Track' a few times and initially I thought it was sort of going to be okay, but then found it to be quite a PITA having to guess pre-defined search boundaries before hand that it would only record in, then if you go beyond them - the recording just stops! Sure it was okay recording in just pre-defined areas but it seemed quite an unnecessary limitation compared to other means like simply using any GPS unit which records wherever you are without this pre-palava.
Maybe 'Tect O Track' is better suited if you mainly only search a few pre-known sites? Have not tried any other apps. x;
Just my own experience, maybe yours is quite different? ::g

Re: Plotting my walk

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:10 am
by coal digger
I use strava when mountain biking but I've not used it while detecting,cd ::g

Re: Plotting my walk

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:17 am
by jph
I agree it's not deadly accurate. I've already spent time outlining my permissions at home before I go out. One tip is to draw the outline on the other side of the hedge/fence line, so your track doesn't disappear outside the area. I usually use it as an aide memoire to see where I've been.

Cheers John

Re: Plotting my walk

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:57 am
by Rayc
Viewranger displays where you are and where you've been on a zoomable 1:25,000 O.S. map.
Also the facility to record finds as a grid ref.
It's not free. With my version I have to buy map tiles. Think the newest version gives you complete UK mapping 1:25,000 for something like £25 a year.
Ray

Re: Plotting my walk

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:23 pm
by RossDG
Ghost wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:03 am
Thanks guys ::g

I’ll try the tect o trak first and see how I find it, I’ll look into the other options also ,
Again, thank you ::g

I also need advice on good waterproof clothing after this weekend :)) , my showerproof garments from great outdoors works great.... for 10 mins.
Soaked to the skin isn’t the word ! My whole body was wrinkly :)) and it’s nothing to do with age :D
Army surplus goretex is great and inexpensive on well know "auction" sites! Had my goretex smock for about 5 years and stay bone dryy.
https://dasoutdoors.co.uk/collections/a ... s-gore-tex - this sort of thing.