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Google Earth Latitude Longitude Different From Garmin Coordinates
enochbell
Newbie trying to create waypoints on Garmin 76CSx:

I located the coordinates for waypoints I need in the Florida Keys using Google Earth. Entering these coordinates in the Garmin map, the coordinates do not put me any where near the intended waypoints on the map. For example, entering the coordinates for the boat launch at Pennekamp on Key Largo, found on Google Earth, put me more than a 1/2 mile out to sea when viewed on the Garmin map.

I am doing all this from Atlanta, about 1,000 miles from the map I am looking at on the Garmin. Do I need to be closer to have the map and coordinates show more accurately?

Help!

Thanks,
g
tcassidy
There was a discussion about this recently involving Google maps and Garmin Mobile PC. Some suggestions for you to check are in this thread: http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/3894-garmin-communicator-wont-work-garmin-mobile-pc

Terry
enochbell
Thanks for the quick response, and you are spot on. My problem was my own doing for not correcting between the formats that Google and Garmin use which, of course, are different. I am now just converting all the seconds and decimal seconds (Google) to decimal minutes (Garmin). What a pain, but it works.

Thanks!
g
tcassidy
Does the 76CSx not provide that format?

In MapSource check the Position tab of Edit - Preferences.

Terry
enochbell
You are correct, I changed the format from the "setup", "units", "Position Format" screen. THANKS!
g
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