Hi Mucky,Mucky wrote: ↑Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:51 pm I understand what you are saying completely. The trouble is that the norm will be dependent entirely on the technology people are carrying with them, ie smartphone. I don't think many detectorists would be searching in so isolated a place as to not be able to give a six figure grid reference. A normal phone and an OS map would be adequate. If you have a handheld GPS device even better.
If I have a phone on me I switch it off. It interferes sometimes finding it's signals etc.
I think the point of the OP is that W3W can pinpoint you to any location on the planet within a 3-metre square.
We find that smartphones are quite good and adequate for PAS recording. We also have hand-held GPS as a back-up too.
All the equipment we use is accurate to ten-figures.
We've pondered on the "should you have the 'phone on or off" predicadament but our past results show that this is immaterial.
Thanks again for your comment