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Sites from 'POI File Creation' FAQ - Most accurate site for coordinates?

 

Which of the sites listed in the FAQ here on creating POI files / finding coordinates of an address is the most accurate? I tried a few different ones out, and each gave me slightly different results.

For example:

1331 S. Nicholson Ave.
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Site 1: -120.416894, 34.937671
Site 2: -120.417002, 34.937425

I've not made a file like this before, so I'm not sure if the difference is negligible? Thanks.

Site 1 is "getlatlon.com" (Google Maps based?)
Site 2 is "gpsvisualizer.com" (Yahoo based?)

Any feedback would be great.

Suggestion

With differences only in the 3rd and 4th decimal places, you are probably good with either one, but why not throw them into a two-line POI file and load them onto the Nuvi. Zoom all the way in and see whether that amount of difference would matter to you. If you already have files on either the unit or the card, load the test file onto the other so that it doesn't overwrite your existing files.

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Here is a good view with

Here is a good view with Google maps.Use street view. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=...

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Thanks for the suggestions!

Thanks for the suggestions! I just plugged both set of coordinates in question in the lat/long spaces from the google URL posted above and they seem to be about 15 feet away from the other... accurate enough for me smile. I'll load them in the Nuvi as well and see what happens. Thanks!

wlh2 wrote: Which of the

wlh2 wrote:

Which of the sites listed in the FAQ here on creating POI files / finding coordinates of an address is the most accurate? I tried a few different ones out, and each gave me slightly different results.

For example:

1331 S. Nicholson Ave.
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Site 1: -120.416894, 34.937671
Site 2: -120.417002, 34.937425

I've not made a file like this before, so I'm not sure if the difference is negligible? Thanks.

Site 1 is "getlatlon.com" (Google Maps based?)
Site 2 is "gpsvisualizer.com" (Yahoo based?)

Any feedback would be great.

Those differences look insignificant to me... They are both in the same parking lot...

You can easily check this type of difference with google earth... wink

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