Jim Brewer wrote:
I have need to identify known corners of properties surveyed 180
years ago. These are in Wayne County, Tennessee and were referenced
to a the Range/Section system that was laid out as 5 mile squares.
When you map surveys, they don't always fit. Can anyone recommend a
simple GPS unit that will give the coordinates of a corner? I don't
need maps. I have the maps I need. If this seems rudimentary to some
of you, I am very ignorant of what is available in GPS.
Almost any cheap GPS unit will fill your needs. The question is what
are the extra features that you want. Do you want one with
navigating capability (e.g., with maps) or do you just want a basic
GPS to determine coordinates. The map-type unit will cost most, but
due to the larger number of sales of this kind of unit, they are not
that much more than the plain vanilla unit.
Another feature that will affect price is performance. How long does
a unit take to turn on and fix a point. Some units only take a
minute or less and other take a few minutes. After the unit acquires
the signal,.how long will it hold the signal.
Also, how easy is the unit to use? Is it so feature-ridden that it
is complicated? A great number of features does not necessarily
increase the complexity if it has a good user interface. The cheaper
units ten to be more complex increased features, but this is not
always the case.
Shop around and check out the various units. Unfortunately, you are
not going to find a lot of expertise in most stores selling GPS
units. Still, you may get a surprise depending on the store and the clerk.
Hope this helps -
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