Photo tour of Sandy float trip - Dodge Park to Oxbow Park

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i'd always wondered what the section between Dodge and Oxbow was like, and now i know! i wanted to scout it before taking my drift boat (aluminum) down... now i think i'll take the raft!

the minefields are a bit of a challenge indeed. frankly, i think this section of river is quite challenging (again, for a drift boat - straight forward for a cataraft or standard raft).

i had to fudge a bit with the geotagger results - the river's changed a bit since the google maps images were made, and of course, it's winter and the google maps images were from summer.


cheers,

mike
 
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Thanks for the amazing post.

That is perhaps one of the coolest things I have seen posted.

No doubt it took quite a bit of your time and effort to plot those images. Thanks for sharing some views of the Sandy folks might never see otherwise.

Right on man, that is awesome!
 
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btw, creating the photomap is fairly automated. i use a gisteq phototrackr and it does most of the work. overall, the accuracy is pretty good, but you do have to tune it a bit. plus, rivers change, of course, and what you see in google maps may not be there anymore!
 
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Wow. What a cool report, map, and pictures. Looks like one of those days where the lighting made the colors very saturated. The Sandy is beautiful.
 
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That is really cool. neat way to get a look at unfamiliar water. thanks,
Michael
 
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Wow that was awesome to see where you took the pictures of each section of the river. How do you do that? You said geotracker. I have a GPS and a digital camera, and I want to do that to show people where I took pics on a river.
 
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hello willy,

i use the gisteq phototrackr. here's a good review that will get you started: Richard's Tech Reviews: GISTEQ DPL700 PhotoTrackr Lite review

in short, you set your camera to the same exact time as the phototrackr gps. take a trip, shoot some photos, then load both the gps log file and your photos into the software. it will then plot your photos to the location you were at based on time.

you have to get a google maps API key - the software (and that link above) explains the process. once you've got the photos mapped, you can export the page and photos to a HTML collection of files to a web server. another option is to export to flickr.

so, it's not fully automated, but mostly. it's a lot of fun for this sort of photo tour thing.

cheers,

mike
 
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Love it. Thanks for bringing it up, Barb. Way cool, and i would never have found it. A resource I will be looking into.
 
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Talk about pics!!

Talk about pics!!

fishnquest;
I can't imagine how much time and effort went into doing this,but it is one that a lot of fisher folks should be able to make use of. That river is awesome!
 
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I never would have found this post either. Thanks for bringing it back to our attention.
 
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Good call Barb. I caught my first winter steelhead there at the pipeline hole and always wondered what it would be like to shoot those rapids and find out what was down stream. Now I know. Thanks for the repost.
 
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You took me back to great memories.

You took me back to great memories.

It's been over twenty years since I fished that stretch of river. The steelhead were amazing. You could walk to the scout hole and sand hole. I understand its now POSTED. The sand hole with the water fall is one of the most beautiful spots on the river. THANKS!
 
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