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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:42 pm 
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Does anyone here use Google Earth to map their trail camera locations? It's easy to do, and its pretty handy if you add photos of your set and/or your photo captures. You don;t have to show the whole world either. Set it up for personal use. I find its a great way to refresh my memory about old forgotten locations. Exploring the landscape with it is a lot of fun and can eat up your time.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:19 am 
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I don't use GoogleEarth, but do use MapTech's Terrain Navigator, software that's based on USGS topo maps. However, I do use Google Earth to calculate acreages and sometimes distances.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:31 am 
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I service a lot of remote cameras. Many in areas with no cell coverage. With Google Earth or Streets I would need to be in cell range for it to work. I use a app on my phone and tablet called OSMAND. The maps are resident on the phone so no need for cell service. It has a breadcrumbs feature that stores a track of your trip.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:37 pm 
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I just use my handheld Garmin GPS to mark my sets and later find my cameras that may have been there up to 12 months. When I get back into the office I transfer all the way points from the day onto the programme/app. Base camp. If l do have service l use Google maps.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:25 pm 
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I also use a garmin GPS and download to google earth when home.. Anyone would be able to find my cameras if if something happens to me by using my GPS.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:11 pm 
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cliffw wrote:
I also use a garmin GPS and download to google earth when home.. Anyone would be able to find my cameras if if something happens to me by using my GPS.

Mine too.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:59 am 
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Thanks guys. That helps. I find the maps a lot of fun, and helpful in getting to know the lay of the land.


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