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Subject:  Field Geologists (Finally) Going Digital
Posted by: Dan
on: Nov 11, 2012 12:12:33 CST


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This would be great if it were true. First, as author points out, "...the technology is more expensive and becomes obsolete quickly." We all understand what that means. Contrast that with buying a Brunton compass in college and using it your entire career.

The other hurdle that has not yet been overcome is touchscreen readability. Imagine measuring a strike n dip with your iPad on a bright sunny day, and trying to see the icon on the screen that you need to touch to record it. Or typing in a location ID without retreating to deep shade. Or taking a strike/dip on a rainy day.

I appreciate the boosterism, but I think this is going to have VERY limited applications.


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you are here Field Geologists (Finally) Going Digital Dan Nov 11, 2012 12:12:33 CST
    Re:Field Geologists (Finally) Going Digital Ktg Infotech Nov 25, 2012 04:12:10 CST
    Re:Field Geologists (Finally) Going Digital David Doyle Nov 27, 2012 13:11:51 CST


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