A light-hearted blog about all things geomatic as seen through the filter of Ruth Adams, a chartered surveyor. It won't be comprehensive, it'll be hydro biased but, hey, it may make you smile ;-)
Sunday, 2 November 2008
GPS Fails - Yachtsmen Get Lost
Now this is a sorry, but not unexpected, tale. Mariners are continually told not to rely solely on GPS for position fixing as sometimes it fails. And when it fails you can't pull into the nearest Little Chef to find out where you are. No, you're out at sea, often out of sight of shore, on a moving vessel. At least this story has a safe ending.