Date: 11/15/19 10:30 am
From: Nagi Aboulenein <nagi.aboulenein...>
Subject: [obol] Re: CBC PSA
Service is not really necessary unless you want to have satellite maps. If you’re willing to settle for non-satellite maps, you can download any region as a Google Maps offline map, which Google Maps will automatically switch to when there is no service. Taghrid and I have found that invaluable many, many times, especially when traveling overseas. Google Maps will prompt you around once a month to update the maps (in case of foreign maps, updates may be less frequent).

Anyways, offline maps are a very useful feature for us birders, who often find ourselves in no-service areas.

Good birding,

Nagi
On Nov 15, 2019, 10:22 AM -0800, Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>, wrote:
> Google Maps helps in some areas but make sure you actually have service to use them.
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> Alan Contreras
> <acontrer56...>
> Eugene, Oregon
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> www.alanlcontreras.com
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> Attending Christmas Bird Counts with good weather forecasts.
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> > On Nov 15, 2019, at 9:25 AM, Thomas Gilg <tom...> wrote:
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> > Here’s a reminder that the Oregon Birding Association (OBA) is maintaining a list of Christmas Bird Count (CBC) opportunities for 2019-2020 at:
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> >      https://oregonbirding.org/cbc/
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> > The OBA is doing an awesome job of pulling this information together, which help’s newbies like me plug in. Hopefully all the CBC coordinators are also keeping the OBA up to date.
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> > And on a side note, does anyone have experience converting paper CBC zone maps to say Google Maps (kmz files)? My second CBC experience involved paper maps on logging roads in the Cascades, and having everything Google Map ized would have helped.
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> > --tg
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