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Well, that was quite a stump ...

Posted by scruss on 27 August 2012 in English (English)

109 waypoints around Elliot Lake in an afternoon teaches you one thing about mapping: it always rains heaviest when you're furthest from shelter. I got drookit.

Because the town lost its mall early in the summer, the shopping and social focus appears to have moved away from that part of town. I tried to map every shop and facility that I could downtown.

Almost all of the waypoints were captured with my trusty 60CSx, though a couple were done with iLOE. I have to say, I'm not impressed with the iPhone's GPS. Even when iLOE is reporting ±5m, I'm seeing it place points more than 50m off where my Garmin and Canvec says it should be.

Incidentally, if you ever make it up here, Topper's Pizza provides epic mapping fuel, and the Java Jolt café next(ish) door has coffee and wireless ...

Location: Ontario Avenue, Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada

Comment from dcp on 28 August 2012 at 09:50

Not only is the iPhone useless as a mapping tool, my newly acquired Samsung Galaxy is just as useless. If I am in an area of low population the inaccuracy can be up to 1km and in some cases I have no position data at all. As you say your faithful 60CSx does it all the time. So does mine!

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