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    • Food for thought: After I saw the accuracy claim I called the surveyor I work with that surveys our deep water well locations (think surveying a spot 10,000' under water) subway tunnels, and surveys in the GPS systems on ships (ie he is one of the best surveyors in the world). He told me 2 things. The first is the most accurate survey possible is about 5 mm by waypoint averaging in 30 min increments over the course of the day to grab different satellite constellations and then performing post processing using tie in points for reference that have been surveyed multiple times over the years.  The second is that there really is no "survey grade" GPS. Without the post processing our handhelds pulling off GLONASS, GPS, WAZ, etc are just as accurate if left to waypoint average for the same length of time. Without post processing he says the best accuracy to expect is ~ 3 ft. I confirmed this as he surveyed our farm for us with me clearing survey lines. At the GPS points he waypoint averaged at for 30 minutes and then post processed I can match within 3 to 6 ft if I waypoint average for 3 minutes. Team 150%
    • 000 of a dec inch!   That will make for a few geo emails to CO's of the future
    • Thanks for the research - lots of good info there. I particularly like the conversion tool link and that one gets bookmarked for possible future use.
    • I emailed the San Antonio Parks Dept this morning and got this quick reply this afternoon. This is state plane coordinats for the more expensive Survey grade GPS, not your less than hand helds. The accuracy of the gps numbers are to the 1000 of an decimal inch, they geocachers would have to calculate it to what they use.   Coordinates for this spot for Geocaching is 29* 29’54.91” N                                                                                        98* 42’30.71”W                                                                                        872’ Elevation   This beta conversion tool gets you pretty close.   http://beta.ngs.noaa.gov/gtkweb/   Received another reply to say the conversion can be down via GoogleEarth.   I found another conversion tool but you have to enter the zone number which appears to be 4204. https://gis.tulaliptribes-nsn.gov/Home/FrequentlyAskedQuestions.aspx   More on the History of State Plane Coordinates. Used in the US.    http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/10.3/guide-books/map-projections/state-plane-coordinate-system.htm
    • We had a good Thanksgiving in Austin.  Lots of turkey, way too much football and a little geocaching.  We found four puzzles and one traditional.  The attached picture is our grandson Luke at "Le Tresor de La Salle".  Thanks to his persistence we found the cache.  Grandpa kept insisting in searching the wrong place while Luke spotted the right one and finally talked me into trying it.  This is in the  Bull Creek off Hwy 360 (Capitol of Texas Hwy) in north Austin.  There are lots of good caches in this area. 
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