Using the Garmin GPSmap 62

Here at SEED we use the Garmin GPSmap 62 as our standard GPS device. All university staff and students can borrow one of the devices. This is a Quick Start guide for collecting data with this device. Continue reading “Using the Garmin GPSmap 62”


Ordnance Survey background map – streamed into ArcMap

You can see your own data in ArcMap, now wouldn’t it be good to automatically have an OS map in the background, Continue reading “Ordnance Survey background map – streamed into ArcMap”

Magellan MobileMapper 6 GPS – Part 1

SED recently bought a Magellan MobileMapper 6 handheld.  It collects data with 2-5m real time accuracy, which can be improved to 1-2m with post-processing. The other day I tested it in the Peak District, under pretty ideal conditions, and with post-processing I got accuracy well below 1m.  I am very impressed by the GPS positioning accuracy and also by the ease of use of the device, I think it is ideal for the occasional professional user!

The MobileMapper 6  can be borrowed by staff and students. Here are some basic instructions on how to use it:

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