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I don't know what I am doing wrong. i enter the coordinates show in one of the four examples when setting up a new cache and it won't accept them. I am doing it on a macbook pro and I type in N 54º 24.544 W 116º 49.159 and it says cannot 'parse' coordinates. I am using the ALT/option + 0 to do the degree symbol. I tried typing it another way and it does not show it at the right spot on the map. It it the degree symbol it does not recognize. I look in my gps options and I don't see the other similar examples of how to display the coordinates like the samples. I am using a garmin map60csx.. and I am new to this. My first cache I have hidden. I am sure I have the coords. correct as I marked them when we found the spot.

 

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I don't know what I am doing wrong. i enter the coordinates show in one of the four examples when setting up a new cache and it won't accept them. I am doing it on a macbook pro and I type in N 54º 24.544 W 116º 49.159 and it says cannot 'parse' coordinates. I am using the ALT/option + 0 to do the degree symbol. I tried typing it another way and it does not show it at the right spot on the map. It it the degree symbol it does not recognize. I look in my gps options and I don't see the other similar examples of how to display the coordinates like the samples. I am using a garmin map60csx.. and I am new to this. My first cache I have hidden. I am sure I have the coords. correct as I marked them when we found the spot.

 

Roxanne

I would type in the coordinates *without* the degree symbol. I've never used the degree symbol and have not had a problem. I also don't use a space between the hemisphere and the degrees, i.e., N54 24.544 W116 49.159. But I think the submission form the hemisphere is separated from the degree so just type in the degree and the next box over is the minutes and decimal minutes.

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thanks so much. that worked. I thought I tried that, but guess not.

 

I don't know what I am doing wrong. i enter the coordinates show in one of the four examples when setting up a new cache and it won't accept them. I am doing it on a macbook pro and I type in N 54º 24.544 W 116º 49.159 and it says cannot 'parse' coordinates. I am using the ALT/option + 0 to do the degree symbol. I tried typing it another way and it does not show it at the right spot on the map. It it the degree symbol it does not recognize. I look in my gps options and I don't see the other similar examples of how to display the coordinates like the samples. I am using a garmin map60csx.. and I am new to this. My first cache I have hidden. I am sure I have the coords. correct as I marked them when we found the spot.

 

Roxanne

I would type in the coordinates *without* the degree symbol. I've never used the degree symbol and have not had a problem. I also don't use a space between the hemisphere and the degrees, i.e., N54 24.544 W116 49.159. But I think the submission form the hemisphere is separated from the degree so just type in the degree and the next box over is the minutes and decimal minutes.

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