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Gps ???

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BigDaddy300, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. BigDaddy300

    BigDaddy300 multi species angler

    Got my first GPS and not sure how to enter coordinates correctly. For example the stadium east reef coords are 41* 35' 55.785475" N and 81* 33' 48.682088" But my GPS does not accept all those numbers. It has the degrees then 2 numbers followed by a decimal point then three numbers. Something like this 41* 25.382N and 081* 42.608W. Any help would be great. Thanks.
     
  2. You need to change your position format. On my old Garmin GPS12 go to the Setup menu/Navigation/Position Format.

    Options are: Degree Minute decimal ddd* mm.mmm'
    Degree decimal ddd.ddd*
    Degree minute seconds ddd* mm'ss.s"

    You can also choose UTM, Loran, and a boatload of foreign formats which will probably get you lost.

    Your position format and your map datum need to be set to match the map you are using. If you enter your coordinates in one format it will be converted if you later change your unit's settings.
     

  3. BigDaddy300

    BigDaddy300 multi species angler

    Thanks Ken. Found what you were talking about and now it seems to be working great. Thanks again.