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

Sean Edwards sean.r.edwards at btinternet.com
Tue Mar 17 14:07:16 CDT 2009

Garmin GPSMap 60CSx does exactly that, as Alec says. Moreover, plug it into 
a compatible camera (e.g. later Canon EOS) with a USB cable, and every 
photograph is logged with GPS coordinates (lat/long) and satellite time. 
Handy for photographic data recording in the field.


Sean Edwards
email: sean.r.edwards at btinternet.com

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alec McClay" <alec.mcclay at shaw.ca>
To: <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 5:35 PM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] GPS units that record the time a waypoint was taken

> My Garmin GPSMap 60CS records the date and time for each waypoint (in
> a comments field) and also for all points along tracks. Just don't
> make the mistake of using the misleadingly named "save tracks"
> feature while the data are still on the GPS - if you do that it
> simplifies the tracks down to a subset of the original points and
> loses all the associated date/time information. Leave the tracks in
> their "unsaved" state - they will all be called "ACTIVE LOG" when you
> download them but the date/time data will be intact. The 60CS is
> discontinued but the 60CSx looks like a similar unit.
> Alec McClay, Ph.D. 

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