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    Re: GPS Accuracy Now.
    From: Monte Mechler
    Date: 2000 May 02, 17:02 EDT

    If I may ask everyone, how accurate do you want to get with that gizmo? Near
    land, is it not best to fix off of land objects...and while cruising - I do
    not know? I would like to get a feel for the range of comfort that all of
    the experienced cruisers are used to. Accuracy to comfort.....
    I always thought that in the blue - 1-2 mile radius was good enough. Did we
    not navigate well enough with out having to shoot up all of that space junk?
    I see people in boat shows looking at GPS's -buying the things and not being
    able to understand the simple LAT / LONG definition....very sad indeed.
    Monte Mechler
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Navigation Mailing List
    [mailto:NAVIGATION-L@XXX.XXX]On Behalf Of Tony
    Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2000 3:41 PM
    Subject: Re: GPS Accuracy Now.
    I imagine the Coast Guard will be the authority on this. Look for
    something on their DGPS pages. Nothing yet but I expect it to be
    improved in accuracy, not obsoleted.
    > Ed Kitchin wrote:
    > With the reality that the government has now taken off "selective
    availability", does this mean
    > that the DGPS is now an obsolete piece of equipment? What kind of accuracy
    can one expect to be
    > the norm now? 1 - 5 meters? Does anyone know?
    > Ed

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