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I'm trying to assign a cache waypoint onto a map in Garmin Mapsorce. When I enter the coordinates in the waypoint diag. box and assign a symbol,select show on map,the symbolis placed about 40 map miles to the east.If I move the mouse pointer to approximate position of cache on the map the position coordinates are close to what I entered in diag. box.Just won't put marker in right place. Status bar reads Lat/Lon hddd mm.mmm (wgs84). I'm just trying to get started in this indever as I just read about this in are local paper. Forgot,I have a Garmin III Plus.I thought it would be easier to put waypoint on map,print and download to gps unit.Entering waypoint in the III Plus manually puts waypoint in right place.Seeking help.

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Guest bubba232

40 miles!? Wow, I've had problems with the Garmin mapsource, house is located about 550ft off (three blocks away!).

 

The only thing I can think of is just to make sure your synching the same Datum. wgs84 on map equals wgs84 on gps.

 

Also, if your familiar with UTM, give that a try. I could never understand those dadgum minutes. icon_wink.gif

 

Good Luck

 

Steve

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40 miles!? Wow, I've had problems with the Garmin mapsource, house is located about 550ft off (three blocks away!).

 

The only thing I can think of is just to make sure your synching the same Datum. wgs84 on map equals wgs84 on gps.

 

Also, if your familiar with UTM, give that a try. I could never understand those dadgum minutes. icon_wink.gif

 

Good Luck

 

Steve

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Guest ALacy

I have Mapsource and GPS III+ and use Mapsource to enter geocaches all the time. For example to enter info for the cache I hid http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.asp?ID=1385 I would do "edit", "new waypoint" for the name enter "GC569" for description "The Brushy Mountain Cache" for position "N33 59.046 W84 57.395"

 

It shows up right where I expected it.

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Guest Quinnow

Fireball...did you get the update from garmins site so that you would have 4.0 version?

 

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Quinn Stone

Rochester, NY.14616

www.Navicache.com

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