What accuracy do you wish to obtain? If 100 feet is good, GPS will work,
but I would advise standing at each point for awhile. Experiment and you
will see why.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Jim Barrett
Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 10:19 AM
Subject: Re: [DMU] Simple GPS Unit for Identifying Corners
I think you have a very good question. The GPS market is changing very
I have a older etrex Garmin GPS unit. It will do what you want but not much
My daughter has a unit that we used to record the corners of a cemetery.
When we got back to the house she was able to use the unit to give the
distance between corners as well as the direction. With that information I
was able to obtain a good plot of the cemetery. I used that plot as part of
my application for obtaining a "Historic Cemetery" designation from the
State of Texas.
I have sent her an e-mail asking for the brand and model. I'll post the
information when I receive her reply.
Jim Barrett - Timpson, TX
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--- On Thu, 10/22/09, Jim Brewer <jhb79(a)lighttube.net> wrote:
From: Jim Brewer <jhb79(a)lighttube.net>
Subject: [DMU] Simple GPS Unit for Identifying Corners
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2009, 7:57 AM
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.
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