Tag: numbers

Calculating your own GPS accuracy

How to calculate the accuracy of your own GPS

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Your GPS is lying to you

Your GPS is lying or, at the very least, you’re probably misinterpreting what it’s saying

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BC Life expectancy highest in Canada

BC’s life expectancy is the highest in Canada and for men the highest in the world. Could this be because we spend so much time outdoors?

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Map of SAR Incidents in BC 2011

A map plotting the location of all of the SAR incidents in BC for 2011 and 2012, including the location of each team in BC.

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On the Language of Science

In some posts on this blog I make a big deal about things like “error” and “uncertainty”; I’ve used these terms when describing points on a map that are generated from a GPS, and in describing statistics pertaining to accidents

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Popularity of snowshoeing

In my article on snowshoe accidents, I noted that snowshoeing seemed to be growing in popularity, but could not find an industry reference on the numbers involved. Well, I found one that tracks numbers for the American market. The Outdoor

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Frequency of SAR Incidents

I analysed some numbers on SAR Incidents in British Columbia and made a few graphs showing how the frequency of incidents changes with the season.

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Distribution of SAR Incidents in BC

The distribution of SAR tasks in British Columbia

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SAR Numbers from other Provinces

Comparing SAR incident volumes in BC to those in other provinces. BC has more than the rest of Canada combined

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Some numbers on a large search

Most searches are short; someone goes missing and we head out and find them, someone calls on a cell phone and we guide them in, or we do a medical response. We divide searches into operational periods, a fancy term

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