[Cdt-l] Saving spot GPS units for later

bcss at bresnan.net bcss at bresnan.net
Mon May 2 13:52:29 CDT 2011

The Spot does not work like a regular gps.  If you have subscribed to
tracking, then the data sent to your website is what you will end up with.
(Probably KML if you are plotting your trip with Google Earth)  You can get
software to convert between all of the various formats, anyway.  One bit of
advice - if you are not tracking, (all you are doing is manually pressing
the OK button) be sure to let the Spot run for 15 minutes or so before you
send out a position.  If you send it before it gets settled, the position
may be way off.  


best wishes,


Jerry Brown

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From: cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net [mailto:cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net]
On Behalf Of Moynihan
Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 12:20 PM
Subject: [Cdt-l] Saving spot GPS units for later


The last question before I head out for my 1day, 14hour bus ride to Deming,
NM, ouch. (Wow, I can't believe the time has come for another amazing
journey!) I'll be carrying the SPOT messenger (big thanks to Rabbit and
Ladyface) and I am wondering which file format is the best for saving my
coordinates to use in the future after the hike is completed. KML, CSV or
GPX...... super last minute question, I'm sure I would be able to find the
info out if I perused the internet if I had a bit more time.

Thanks cdt-l!

PS You can click on the Where's Mary tab on my website (once I have a few
coordinates, of course) and view my progress as I head north! Hope you


To find out more about Mary and her upcoming hike along the 3,000 mile long
Continental Divide Trail please go to: www.marriedtothetrail.com


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