(so what else is new)
Actually I have submitted several POI's and went to Goggle Earth (GE)to get the coordinates. EX. Workingman's Friend (Indy) in the Mom and Pop Burgers cvs file. I have cross checked the coordinates and they are as it says in GE but on my Garmin 850 the icon shows it to be about 40 miles south and east of where it actually is. I also added a 2 Hampton Inns in my copy of the cvs file and they also came out 30 to 40 miles south and east of the actual location. The strange thing is that all of the ones that I did not enter seem to be in the right place and I gave the cordinates of Hudson's Hamburgers in Couer d' Alene ID and it is right on.
(Maybe I am actually 40 miles south ahd east of where I think I am).
Is this possible and how I wonder how to fix it. Any suggestions.
The only suggestion I have is to double check the coordinates you are putting in .
They should be in degree decimal format.
I wonder if you are inputting the long/lat in the wrong units. I think Google Earth defaults to the units in "degrees.minutes.seconds". You can change the preferences to decimal degrees in Google. I had that problem when I first got my gps unit and it confused me for a while.
Amazing what smart people abound here. This is exactly the right answer. I changed the number on Google Earth and lo and behold I am no longer 40 miles south and east of myself...Thanks
if you are doing single address type coding, I recommend itouchmap.com. It has the advantage of being able to position the pointer exactly and when you move to get the coordinates it stays in place.
Oh, it also gives traditional DMS coordinates as well.
how do you convert Gogle Earth so that it show lat/long in decimal instead of deg/min/sec
"Tools/Options/3D View" and under "Show Lat/Log" check "Decimal Degrees".
thanks. i just swicthed google earth over to decimal format. before that i would plot a poi and it would not show up on my nuvi in the right place. this fixed it.
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