I think you have a very good question. The GPS market is changing very fast.
I have a older etrex Garmin GPS unit. It will do what you want but not much more.
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.