From:
Dave Ulmer <daveulmer@ccwebster.net>
Sent: 6/16/2001 3:15:52 PM
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Re: [gpsstash] Approach Codes, Enjoy!!


My experience with following routes with a GPS has not been all that
good. Many times the GPS will screw up and not identify that it has
achieved one of the waypoints and then start telling you to turn around
and go back. This is especially bad with heavy tree cover. Following a
route only keeps your eye on the next waypoint and not the destination
waypoint.

With my approach codes and a little practice you can read them like a
map. Did you notice the zig zag approach I layed out in my first
example? I know it may seem odd at first but it is quite easy.

Dave...



gary wrote:
>
> I'd vote for the route as well. Enter the route via PC. Sounds easy to me.
> Everyone understands a route.
>
> Tracks are not universal, i.e. GPSs handle tracks in different manners. Thus
> uploading tracks would be a problem.
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dave Ulmer [mailto:daveulmer@ccwebster.net]
> > Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2001 12:26 PM
> > To: gpsstash@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: Re: [gpsstash] Approach Codes, Enjoy!!
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > GC Scout wrote:
> > >
> > > Storing a route or a track consisting of a series of waypoints is more
> > > straightforward than your proposed approach codes. GPS units
> > have built-in
> > > support for routes and tracks. Why not exploit what is already
> > available?
> >
> >
>
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