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Harlan Cox

Pollination chart plotter?

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Hi all,

 

So I was out dropping hives throughout orchards last night with plenty of time to think and scheme. Finding these hives again when it's time to work them and especially pick them up in the dark of night can be a bit tricky.

 

My boat has a chart plotter that lets me find reefs and pinnacles in the middle of the ocean, do any beekeepers here use a similar set up to mark as waypoints the hives they drop into pollination? Ideally I'm after a recommendation of an app or gps unit if anyone does this?

 

Thanks in advance

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If I spent a couple of hours I expect I could get my phone to do that, using the free "Oruxmaps"

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Some mapping software and a handheld GPS works for me. I use maptoaster.

Handheld GPS also good for fishing and hunting spots.

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Thanks for the ideas. I'd like to track my route in and out much like the chart plotter does, so I can follow my tracks at night. Don't think Google Earth will do this? I'll investigate the suggested apps and see if I can't get something working on my phone. Needs to work off line too as a lot of my orchards are out of mobile coverage

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18 minutes ago, Harlan Cox said:

Needs to work off line too as a lot of my orchards are out of mobile coverage

https://www.oruxmaps.com/cs/en/

This will do it I'm sure. I don't use the GPS etc much but enormous functionality there....

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9 hours ago, yesbut said:

https://www.oruxmaps.com/cs/en/

This will do it I'm sure. I don't use the GPS etc much but enormous functionality there....

Are you using the donate version .

I have looked them up .

They look interesting .

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1 hour ago, kaihoka said:

Are you using the donate version .

I have looked them up .

They look interesting .

Yes. It's my standard navigation tool. It uses the topo50 too.

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