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Offline cjacob

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Need GPS help
« on: January 06, 2008, 08:24:45 PM »
Ok,

I am getting ready for my first trip to BB with my new GPS.  The 60Csx, how ever trying to up load waypoints from here I can not since they are in different formats.

http://www.bigbendchat.com/maps/gm_markers_from_db.php

29.43837000  -103.14388000

Where mine are in

N30 15.325 W97 43.713 (my house)

How do I change the setting so they are the same?

« Last Edit: January 06, 2008, 10:10:12 PM by RichardM »

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Re: Need GPS help
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2008, 08:39:34 PM »
Page to the Main Menu, select Setup, then select Units.
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Re: Need GPS help
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2008, 08:42:15 PM »
Ok,

I am getting ready for my first trip to BB with my new GPS.  The 60Csx, how ever trying to up load waypoints from here I can not since they are in different formats.

http://www.bigbendchat.com/maps/gm_markers_from_db.php

29.43837000  -103.14388000

Where mine are in

N30 15.325 W97 43.713 (my house)

How do I change the setting so they are the same?





Load them in Mapsource first.

Change your preferences in Mapsource by going to "Edit"/"Preferences"/"Position". This will allow you to select the format.

If you want to enter them directly to you 60CSX you can change the input format by going to "Menu"/"Setup"/"Units" and select the correct format there.

« Last Edit: January 06, 2008, 10:10:50 PM by RichardM »
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Re: Need GPS help
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2008, 08:46:21 PM »
Cool, What about in the MapSource Software.  Also what is that call in that format?  Right now I am in "Lat/Lon hddd(deg)mm.mmm(ft)

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Re: Need GPS help
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2008, 08:59:18 PM »
The method using decimals is called Decimal Degrees

The other methods are just different ways of expressing degrees and minutes of latitude and longitude. 

The UTM is probably the most logical method of locating yourself.  It is especially useful for hikers since distance is measured in meters within a zone, rather than the more abstract "degrees" measurement.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2008, 09:02:07 PM by randell »
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Re: Need GPS help
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2008, 09:00:23 PM »
Here Try this.

Open in Mapsource and send the waypoints to yr GPS

Merry Christmas
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Re: Need GPS help
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2008, 09:04:44 PM »
The .gpx file I sent you was converted from a csv file using http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/convert

1. I text copied (from screen), the list of waypoints.

2. Pasted into excel

3. Saved as CSV text file

4. Pasted that data into GPSvisualizer file converter

5. It spit out the .gpx file, whic can be opened in MapSource.


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Re: Need GPS help
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2008, 09:09:25 PM »
The .gpx file I sent you was converted from a csv file using http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/convert

1. I text copied (from screen), the list of waypoints.

2. Pasted into excel

3. Saved as CSV text file

4. Pasted that data into GPSvisualizer file converter

5. It spit out the .gpx file, whic can be opened in MapSource.


Bob's your uncle :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :icon_cool: :icon_cool:

I just use POI Edit.
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Offline cjacob

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Re: Need GPS help
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2008, 09:10:12 PM »
The method using decimals is called Decimal Degrees

The other methods are just different ways of expressing degrees and minutes of latitude and longitude. 

The UTM is probably the most logical method of locating yourself.  It is especially useful for hikers since distance is measured in meters within a zone, rather than the more abstract "degrees" measurement.


Thank is what I needed to know.

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Re: Need GPS help
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2008, 09:12:32 PM »
Here Try this.

Open in Mapsource and send the waypoints to yr GPS

Merry Christmas

Thank you for the file.  This rocks.  I can not wait for Big Bend

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Re: Need GPS help
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2008, 09:17:38 PM »
Here Try this.

Open in Mapsource and send the waypoints to yr GPS

Merry Christmas

Thank you for the file.  This rocks.  I can not wait for Big Bend


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