I'm a first-time map maker -- as in I've never made one before. I'm looking to do a very simple map but I want it to be as accurate and conforming to standards as possible.

I'm traveling overseas next month and I'd like to know if there is specific criteria I should be aware of as far as recording GPS points with the intention of making a map. I've purchased the most accurate handheld GPS without branching into professional survey quality (Delorme PN-40.)

I'll be at the area I'd like to map for 4 or 5 days so I will be able to take multiple readings of the same points on different days.

Thank you for any input.