# Putting Bearing And Distance Into Gps??

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I recently visited a cache that to get to the second half it wanted me to: stand on the south side of the tree put the following in my gps bearing 260* and distance 515 ft.

I still can not figure out how to do this I own a Garmin etrex legend

It is called projecting a waypoint. The first problem is going to be your gps probable only lets you put in the distnace as decmiles of a mile. So convert 515 feet to a mile. What I would suggest is uing a compas to get the bearing and then just pacing it off, or us a really long string LOL. But look for how to project a waypoint on you GPS. What GPS do you have always state that.

cheers

He said he has a Garmin Legend which does do waypoint projection. The manual explains how to do this. 515 feet is .097538 miles.

Or 172 yards, rounded to the nearest yard.

In the Main Menu>Distance/Bearing> change from statute to yards =172 or metres=157

I think one simple way: "mark" that spot, hit "goto" and walk away in the proper compass direction until it says 515'.

With my Garmin GPS76, either the waypoint projection feature or the Measure Distance function on the map page can be used for bearing and distance problems. When I need better than .01 mile precision, I set the Units to metric and use the measure distance function, which measures distances less than 1000 meters in 0.1 meters. I use a conversion program on my PDA to do the necessary math.

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