Wednesday, July 28, 2010
My, how short these days seem to be
Well, anyway, we are making some progress on resolving our data issues with the BLM on the river project. We think we have a pretty balanced approach to our future sessions up on the river.We talked at length yesterday with one of the BLM's GIS specialists and we think we now know how to use the Trimble Juno in a manner that will acquire usable data for them without endangering our own safety while floating the river. Meanwhile, after a few hours of frustration, we were able to pull our own waypoints out of the Magellan Triton 400 and get them converted to KML files and uploaded onto Google Earth and Google Maps. We then began annotating them and we think we will have a PGP (Pretty Good Product). We used one of our older digital voice recorders to make notes on two of the trips. Today, we're going to buy a much better digital voice recorder for future use. We popped for a waterproof digital camera yesterday and have spent this morning (so far) learning about how it functions. (Luckily, we happened to notice that it's waterproof but it does NOT float. That's a good thing to know.) Click here to learn about the camera.
We have quite a pile on our plate right now so there's not much time to blog this morning. We did find a lot of fun stuff in the thrift stores yesterday--REALLY fun stuff! Last night we actually successfully smoked four ears of corn on the cob. We smoked them for one full hour and they turned out great. Susun ate every kernel from her cobs so she obviously liked them a lot. She's dog-sitting for a couple of days this week.
Well, we have to run along now. Have a great day and many cheers, jp
Posted by John Parsons at 8:41 AM