A locating system has its performance enhanced by the use of digital filtering. The locating system may include a transmitter for transmitting an electromagnetic signal from a concealed object. The locating system may also use electromagnetic signals from existing electromagnetic sources unrelated to the locator system. A receiver is provided for receiving a selected electromagnetic signal. The signal is subsequently converted from an analog signal into a digital signal and subjected to digital filtering. The resulting digital signal is then processed to provide location information about the concealed object.