I have a paper map with survey points. They used a custom graticule and origin, and included a site register which lists each site's location according to this system. This was all done to preserve data integrity. My end goal is to visit these locations in person/view them in Google Earth. I know the original projection of the map with which they recorded locations, and also the coordinates of their origin point.
While georeferencing is an option, I am wondering if there is some way to use Excel, etc. to convert these coordinates (i.e. 117 N 140 E) into usable coordinates (WGS decimal degrees for example).
I was thinking about making a custom grid, digitizing the points by hand based on the grid locations, and then reprojecting the points. Would this work?