|Everybody getting ready to start our Flash Mob geocaching event.|
Over all we had about 25 geocachers in attendance and tested over 30 different GPSr units. What I liked about this test was these were GPSr units that are used each and everyday by actual geocachers. So in my opinion this is as real as it get when it comes to in the field testing. Our Flash Mob geocaching event was held with a perfect blue sky in an open field. Couldn't ask for better testing weather.
|Observe the rarely photographed GPS Two Step In Action|
After everybody's eye balls stopped spinning it was time to get an assigned flag and start the GPSr experiment itself.
|Right from the beginning a pattern started to form around Ground Zero|
The most common GPSr unit tested was the Garmin 60CSx. As for the smart phone side we had several different models and applications being used.
Here is the percentages of GPSr brands used:
|Geoness and HeadHardHat gathering the flag data|
Before we knew it the Flash Mob was over and everyone broke off to do either some more geocaching in the park or to follow some other adventures of the day.
When all was said and done it was time for Geoness and I to start collecting the data. We marked ground zero and set marking tape to visually give a grid that I could easily duplicate on my graph paper. We used a measuring line that was marked every five feet to get our bearings and record each flag as we passed by. After a whole lot of circles and marking of information we finally recorded them all.
This shows how many GPSr units fell on the grid.
We will show exactly which GPSr unit and exactly who did well or not in another upcoming post.. Be sure to check regularly to see the interesting results.
As part of the Flash Mob event the person who was found to be closest to ground zero would win the event prize. This geocacher would be a featured in a GeoSnippits Video for both You Tube and to be seen on Michigan Magazine TV (RFDTV Network).
And The Winner Is....
Mike Huska (Mhuska)
Mike was using a Garmin 60CSx and was less than one foot from ground zero.
Congratulations Mike for winning our Great GPSr Experiment Flash Mob Event. Everyone will be seeing you soon on GeoSnippits!
|Mike Huska (Mhuska) our Flash Mob GPSr Winner|
You can now see all the stats as to which unit fell where at this link:
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