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I'm old to geocaching , but new to hiding. So I'm wondering why when I use my gammon legend to mark a hide and put the chords in my phone app such as gps coordinate or even  the app geo or geocaching4locus they all tell me I'm way off. 

When people send in the chords to geocaching.com to set up a new cache,  what is used?

Should I stick with my gps and send  in the averaged results?

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What format is your GPS set for?  It either needs to be the same as Geocaching.com uses (Degrees, Minutes, Decimal Minutes) or else you need to do a conversion before entering the same coordinates in a different place.

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1 hour ago, AIR BOSS 1 said:

I'm old to geocaching , but new to hiding. So I'm wondering why when I use my gammon legend to mark a hide and put the chords in my phone app such as gps coordinate or even  the app geo or geocaching4locus they all tell me I'm way off. 

When people send in the chords to geocaching.com to set up a new cache,  what is used?

Should I stick with my gps and send  in the averaged results?

This is so common when your GPS isn't using the same format as geocaching. Check that first. 

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Also be sure your Legend is set for WGS84 datum, and not something else like NAD27.  That can throw you off by quite a bit depending upon where you are.

 

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