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Author Topic: Plotting/MApping Old Homestead  (Read 3529 times)

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Offline SnipesNL

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Plotting/MApping Old Homestead
« on: April 04, 2013, 08:27:17 AM »
Hi Everyone,
 
 I want to this summer while I'm detecting an old homestead also map/plot all the finds, foundation lines etc. Basically the homestead now is non existant but I know it was there. I would love to have a good record of all finds, location, etc. I have considered griding off the area (maybe 20 x 20 to start?) and then plotting it all on grid paper. Any suggestions?

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Re: Plotting/MApping Old Homestead
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 11:05:26 AM »
Use a GPS and mark a waypoint for each of the finds.  Also, Minelab has an app for your smartphone that marks each find and you can take a picture of it.  Some GPS units like my Garmin GPSMAP 62SC include a camera that marks the location of each photo taken.  Happy Hunting!

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Re: Plotting/MApping Old Homestead
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2013, 03:34:31 AM »
I have a pretty good garmin so that is defiantly a good idea. Is the GPS accurate enough? I know they are usually within a few feet right? Is that range good enough for mapping a site and its relics?

Offline jayjayccr

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Re: Plotting/MApping Old Homestead
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2013, 07:31:08 AM »
It should be accurate enough.  If you take a picture of the spot as well it should help you identify further...

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Re: Plotting/MApping Old Homestead
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2013, 07:36:48 AM »
Here in Alberta you can get County maps that mark out all farms old and new these are very good at marking old sites out to seek treasure from. I use this map to check rivers out, since they are blown up already they are very handy.  <-yes_> <-good_>

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Re: Plotting/MApping Old Homestead
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013, 05:02:39 PM »
Another thing you might try is to print out a google earth screen shot of your place of interest and use that as a base map for placing your locations. The satellite photography might reveal otherwise invisible artifacts, too.