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I have placed a new cache and now I am logging it in as a new cache. I have done 2 before with no issues- don't know why I am having one now. When I type in the coordinates for my hidden cache, it comes up on a very generic line map with no details. How do I get my map to be a satellite map so I can check how accurate my cords are? Thanks for any tips....

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Not being a Premium Member, I do not believe that you have a choice in maps.

 

As an aside, please don't trust maps. Especially online maps.

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You can try google earth or google maps but use it only as a sanity check - trust your GPS readings. Online maps have a published accuracy in the range of +/- 50 feet or much more. Some areas are as much as 200 foot off in imagery around me.

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Go onto Google Maps, paste in the co-ords of a nearby cache. Find your way to your spot by changing numbers in the co-ords slightly.

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I set my coords for hides and way-points in the field.

When I put those same coords in Google maps; it's always off by 50 ft or more.

Trust the field readings.

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Go onto Google Maps, paste in the co-ords of a nearby cache. Find your way to your spot by changing numbers in the co-ords slightly.

 

Easier way... there is a way to set your google map preferences that allow you to select a spot with the cursor, and by using the shift key. get the coordinates.

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