Global Positioning System (GPS) Field Work
We’ve gone wireless! EPCAMR Staff currently use the bluetooth compatible Teletype GPS unit in combination with an HP iPAQ 4350 which runs ARC PAD 6.0 for field work (shown on right). An excellent tool for realtime data entry and GIS Layer creation. GIS Information collected in the field is easily transfered to the EPCAMRGIS Workstation for storage, manipulation and/or map production.
In the summer of 2004, EPCAMR Staff were contracted to delineate wetlands near Sheppton, PA. To the right is a picture of Robert Hughes, EPCAMR Regional Coordinator taking the Latitude, Longitude and Elevation of the Audenried Mine Tunnel Discharge.
To the left is a picture of Mike Hewitt, EPCAMR Watershed Outreach Coordinator marking Wetland Plant Communities near the Green Mountain Tunnel (2004).
To the right is a picture of Mike Hewitt, EPCAMR Watershed Outreach Coordinator taking the Latitude, Longitude and Elevation of a natural AMD BMP (aka. beaver dam) on the Nanticoke Creek as a part of the EPCAMR/OSM Wyoming Valley Watershed Macro-Invertebrate Study (2003).