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Discussion in 'Americas' started by Arte, Feb 1, 2010.
Hey Oyster, the Roji has lots of errors, stop in and I can take you to a few.
I'll second that Oyster. The deal is they are using data from INEGI, the Mexican version of the USGS. I have been told that a lot of the GPS data is also from INEGI and has many of the same errors. I have checked Google maps against the GR and it is correct where the 2011 edition of the book is wrong in a few spots.
But I have to say that my Gui Roji has never locked up on me and it has never lost power or needed a re-boot. I have never had to charge it or change a battery. It doesn't work that well when wet, the pages stick together but its is still usable. Another plus is that you can swat flies with it, something you should not do with your GPS
Living in Sonora with the free zone 60 miles to the west, I have the benefit of crossing without a TVIP into the zone and then sneaking out of the free zone to get home to Banamichi if there is an issue. Whenever there has been a problem, a different day and a different agent on the desk and everything is fine. The crziest was when I was told I couldn't get a new permit early, I had to wait for it to expire and come back in 3 days. I guess I screwed up by saying I wanted a new one before I turned in the old. Really bummed me out that I had to ride the Rio Sonora route twice that week.
I bet you can and I will try to take you up on that offer!
Seriously, you can actually see some errors from the mountain tops!
Way cool. I want to see them. In SE Argentina you can almost see the rock flowing, the synclines I think they are called are like waves. Climate change can't hold a candle to tectonic change. It is amazing to me that tectonic plate theory did not even exist when I was in school in the last century. When we get to see it in action it is fearsome. How do you account for visible errors in modern maps? I was in Hells Canyon last month and found some USGS monuments that were shot in the mid-40's they are pretty much spot on by my Garmin Montana, which is not always so spot on. It frequently can't find North... my Suunto always does... and without electricity.
Alfred Wegener proposed the theory of continental drift in 1915. This gave birth to plate tectonics.
Well, one way to account for errors on modern Mexican maps is because the map maker is dumb enough to beleve what some state bureaucrat tells them.
The absolute best maps I have ever used here were Russian topographic maps I had loaded into an old Nokia cel phone and some free aviation maps I downloaded.
One of the best emails I ever got was from SR when he sent me a geological service map for my favorite areas south southwest of Orizaba. That was damn near "map porn" it was so good to look at!
But if it wasn't in the text books, it didn't exist
True enough but I don't remember hearing about it until the seventies when I started making science programs for PBS. I will have to refresh my memory on this one. My recollection is that Continental Drift was considered a theory, sort of like Global Climate Change and you will have to ask the New Yorker's about that one.
A much lesser known factoid is that Alfred Wegener also coined the phrase "you get my drift?"
This was revived in the '60s and gave birth to the hippie movement.
That saying has since been shelved on most continents.
Only by the incontinent
Had to look that up on Wikileaks
Ha, ha, laugh it up boys! It's so funny...until someone loses an AirHawk.:eek1
Good stuff guys... what are you smokin' These comedy violations prove that this thread is not safe. These posts are not gneiss and you guys are full of schist and take way too much for granite.
I know it's not your fault, but keep it up and the thread will metamorphic into a total loess
You guys rock!