Take GPS Coordinates with your Smartphone, Part I

Taking GPS coordinates has never been easier thanks to smartphones and several free apps.  compass-clipart 

This tutorial will cover how to find coordinates for specific locations using an Android smartphone. Part 2 will be a how-to for mapping routes. I’ll be posting a how-to for iPhones soon.

What can you create? 

Using just my phone and Google Earth Pro, I plotted the location of grave stones for local men killed in World War I and buried in Wayne County. The following map was created with some of that data.

Wayne County World War I grave locations
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Grave location of Moses Hadley
A zoomed in view of the grave location of Moses Hadley, buried in Greenleaf Cemetery.

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