In response to the request for the coordinates of my location, here is location of the house that I live in while in village. (Although you cannot zoom up too close, you can check out Google Earth to see the location.)
N 7Âº 54.847â€™
E 2Âº 16.459â€™
There has been conversation going on amongst some friends as to how they have used GPSs. My current use speaks to the academic / research nature of my work. I take coordinates of every well I sample so that I can do spatial analysis on it, find it in the future, and then do analysis on what holes we need to fill in on the next sampling trip. As such, I have become quite adept at imagining the shape of Benin superimposed on top of a graph filled with little dots indicating where I sampled.