Recently, I became the mapping guy here in town as my direction takes another step away from planning.
After rounding out the year updating zoning maps, tracking foreclosed and vacant properties and mapping irrigation zone locations in the town's parks, I held a meeting with staff to get some new ideas from them for other maps.
Our Public Works Director stated that mapping all town signs, water lines, valves, manholes, fire hydrants, etc would be great. Included with the data for mapping these items, would be dates of install, warranty info, and other stuff. It'll be a good, long and fun project for me.
Now, I have been tasked with getting a GPS receiver or two for the town. We will equip some of our PW staff and myself to go and mark things as time allows.
Any recommendations on a good, inexpensive reciever? Keep in mind, we're a small town with a small budget. We don't need anything really sophisticated, but would something easy to use and accurate.
Thanks in advance.