I have a question for those of you who are familiar with point and shoot 
digital cameras that have built-in GPS units. A project I have acquired 
this summer involves a plant inventory on a ~7,000 acres site (open and 
dense canopy areas). In part, the protocol requires us to take a picture 
of each plant species and document their latitude and longitude 
coordinates. To optimizes my time effectively, using a camera that 
geotags each picture would seem to work well.  

The main interests I have in the point and shoot camera in not so much 
how the quality the picture takes, but how accurate the camera will pick 
up coordinates. I have spent a considerable amount of time online, and 
calling local camera stores researching which point and shoot camera 
would have the best GPS quality; however, I have found very little 
information about the accuracy and performance in these built-in GPS 
units. I am currently looking into the Canon PowerShot D20 or the Ricoh 
G700 SE-M.

If anyone has experience using digital cameras with built-in GPS units 
in the field, I would truly appreciate your thoughts. 

Most grateful,


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