The FieldSpec HandHeld 2 GPS receiver is specifically designed to work with this instrument, and automatically captures geographic coordinates for each spectrum file. This accessory accelerates data collection, simplifies location/spectrum correlation and eliminates the need for external location record keeping.
The GPS accessory can be used in stand-alone mode with the HandHeld 2 or with the controlling computer in tethered mode. The HandHeld 2 may also operate with any GPS unit that complies with NMEA 0183 GGA specifications.
The GPS receiver provides geographic coordinates that are saved with each corresponding spectrum file, whether the HandHeld is used in stand-alone or tethered mode. After collection, each set of global position data can be combined with each spectrum file through the creation of a GPS log file. GPS log files contains the date, time, spectrum file name (including the directory path) and GPS data. The GPS log file is a text delimited file can be used with GIS software programs for geospatial data management and analysis.