After having a past problem for finding the correct longitude and latitude reading for some custom poi's I decided to ask the Garmin people who were the best to get the coordinates from and this is the answer.
I'm happy to help you with this. I would use the google map as we get our mapping from the same company. Let me know if there is anything else I can do for you.
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Several sites are posted that we can obtain the coordinates from.I have tried a few test locations with several of the sites and never got the same exact reading.I tried to re-search the web also hoping to find the best site to get the coordinates from but nothing really convincing.I was just wondering if anyone had any thing that supports what is the best place to get the coordinates from beside personal choice?I have used GPS Visualizer and Google maps in the past.But based on Garmin maybe I should stay with Google maps.Any thoughts?
I use Google Maps, in particular the MyMaps feature, for ALL of my mapping solutions. I map family, friends, travel, POI's, and even use it to plot properties for my wife's real estate web site.
I would say find a source you trust, and are comfortable using, as nothing adds to the frustration level like bouncing between all the different UI's.
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I use Delorme's Street Atlas. If you can find what you're looking for on Street Atlas, the coordinates of the cursor are displayed on the right side of the screen. If you need to convert the way the coordinates are displayed, such as from degrees and minutes to decimal degrees, click the "option" icon at the top of the page, then choose "Display" and then select the display format you want. This method has worked pretty well for me so far.
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