Locational Generality

I bought a GPS. Yeah. I know. But you guys put up a good argument. 😉 It was delivered this morning.

The Garmin eTrex was $280 plus P&P on TradeMe. Not a bad price when you consider that they are $400 including GST from Dick Smith.

So anyway, it’s pretty quick at figuring out when I’ve stopped walking. It also loses it’s signal along Lambton Quay, with all the buildings and all. It’s quite cool. So Geocaching, here I come!

Also, some Canterbarians (people from Christchurch) who also do geocaching are negotiating with the Department of Conservation about being able to hide and seek geocaches on DOC land. DOC has said that the geocachers had to form an incorporated society. So they did. The New Zealand Recreational GPS Society Incorporated. I might join – could be a bit of fun 🙂

Also, for more that you can do with your GPS, check out GeoDashing, MinuteWar and also The Degree Confluence Project.