Friday, July 4, 2008

Garmin™ provides direction to our project

We had a pretty good idea that Garmin™ would enjoy the way we were using their GPS products (specifically, I purchased a Garmin eTrex Vista® HCx last summer). When they heard about last January, they provided us with some coverage at their corporate blog.

But recently, Garmin™ has extended their help even further, by providing us with three Garmin eTrex H® handheld GPS devices. This gesture allows us to test some “file sharing” efforts, as explained in a previous posting… but also puts us in a position to borrow handheld units to volunteer groups who are out to help us recover some large scale debris. The eTrex H® is a modestly-priced device, which is good for this kind of project (it’s a dirty job!). It will be interesting to see how the units interface with the waypoints we have posted through Google Maps and Google Earth. We appreciate the help of Garmin™, as we continue to build our “plot” against pollution, and further our river restoration efforts. Thanks!

© 2008 Mike D. Anderson, Crystal, MN.

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