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

olivier rovellotti olivier_rovellotti at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 18 04:31:30 CDT 2009

Hi all

We have built a small Windows Mobile app for field survey, it is free and 
available for download at:


We looking for feedback and beta testers, please eMail me directly if you 
require more info.

Olivier Rovellotti
blog: biodiversitydata.blogspot.com

From: "Sean Edwards" <sean.r.edwards at btinternet.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 7:07 PM
To: <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] GPS units that record the time a waypoint was taken

> 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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