[Taxacom] GPS units that record the time a waypoint was taken

Karl Magnacca kmagnacca at wesleyan.edu
Tue Mar 17 10:25:59 CDT 2009

On Tue, March 17, 2009 2:20 pm, Frederick W Schueler wrote:
> Since we use use GPS for drive-by recording of roadkills and colonies of
> invasive plants, this failure to record the time is a real hardship, but
> we've borne up under it. Now the eTrex units are failing, and we wonder
> if others have advice about GPS units that would record both time and
> location. We don't need maps or civic addresses or any of the currently
> fashionable GPS features, just waypoints and the capability to go back
> to them.

I use a Garmin GPSMAP76, which records the day, hour, and minute as
separate columns as well as in a combined field.  For some reason these
and related units are listed under the "marine" section, but they're
good for handheld hiking GPS.  They do have the slightly annoying
feature that the time and date aren't recorded for track points, so you
can't tell how long a particular leg of a trail took unless you mark
waypoints, but regular waypoints do record the time.

Karl Magnacca
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Zoology
Trinity College, Dublin 2

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