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Re: [CALBIRDS] Help with CBC "miles walked" total

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  • Ken Burton
    ...which seems like too large a discrepancy for such a small distance. For those of us with GPS units, the trip computer function, of course, is a great tool.
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 21, 2008
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      ...which seems like too large a discrepancy for such a small distance.
      For those of us with GPS units, the trip computer function, of course,
      is a great tool. I keep mine with me and running all day and subtract
      my car trip meter distance from my GPS distance to get foot-miles.

      Ken Burton
      Arcata
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Joseph Morlan" <jmorlan@...>
      To: <calbirds@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2008 6:59 AM
      Subject: [CALBIRDS] Help with CBC "miles walked" total


      > Clay Taylor reported an interesting method to calculate Christmas Bird
      > Count miles walked using Google Earth.
      >
      > http://listserv.arizona.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0812c&L=birdwg01&T=0&P=3320
      >
      > I used Taylor's method to calculate miles walked in our area on the
      > Crystal Springs CBC yesterday. Our original reported estimate was 3
      > miles.
      > Actual miles using the Google Earth method was 4.80.
      >
      > --
      > Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA 94044 jmorlan (at) ccsf.edu
      > Birding Classes start Feb 3 in SF http://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/
      > California Bird Records Committee http://www.wfo-cbrc.org/cbrc/
      >
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