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I use a Garmin Oregon 400t and the coordinates in ° ' and " that I read on my device do not match the coordinates of the geocache locations.

Is this due to wrong settings?

Which geodesic system and which Ellipsoïdal projection should I select for Belgium?

Help!!!

yes, you use wrong settings on your GPSr.

You need to use "Degrees and minutes (MinDec)" in stead of "Degrees, minutes, seconds (DMS)"

 

In Belgium we use the normal GPS coordinates (WGS84 Datum).

 

Example: DDD° MM.MMM' N50° 52.717' E004° 42.383'

 

FYI: (DDD MM.MMM) N50° 52.717 E004° 42.383 = (DDD MM SS.SSS) N50° 52' 43.0212" E4° 42' 22.9788"

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