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my garmin gps coords dont match google earth coords, why?

Old 09-27-2008, 08:28 AM
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If you click on a point on an aerial photo on google earth, imbedded in the web address is the long. & lad. coords of that point. But when I compare this with the coords from the same spot on my garmin 12 the coords are way off. Can anyone explain this?
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Old 09-27-2008, 08:33 AM
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Parallel universe.

Hey Todd ,where have ya been? Sounds like ya been scouting. Good Luck.


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Parallel universe.

Hey Todd ,where have ya been? Sounds like ya been scouting. Good Luck.

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Your Never lost just in unfamiliar surroundings this one time.[:-]
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Old 09-27-2008, 08:44 AM
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Did you calibrate you GPS?
What is the model ?
Comparing the reading from a topo map with the cordinates marked on the GPS your location will usually be a ' meter or two' different...but not a whole lot, as you've mentioned.

Try calibrating your GPS, using Magnetic North and see what happens.

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Parallel universe.

Hey Todd ,where have ya been? Sounds like ya been scouting. Good Luck.

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If it were a parallel universe then the points would match and I could go there and find myself!
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If it were a parallel universe then the points would match and I could go there and find myself!

Quick..............whats that behind you.????????????????[:-]
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There are different formats such as NAD83 etc. Make sure it is set to the correct one.
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There are different formats such as NAD83 etc. Make sure it is set to the correct one.
how do I do that? how do I determine what format my unit uses?
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There are different formats such as NAD83 etc. Make sure it is set to the correct one.
how do I do that? how do I determine what format my unit uses?
It should be in the settings menu, at least that's where it is in my garman E-trex. You have to find out what format Google Earth uses to compare it to what yours is set for. I had to change mine to match the coordinates with the place I hunt.
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