What will the screen show at 0.00000 latitude

 

OK. In about 44 days (who's counting?) we'll be on the equator in Ecuador. My 765T has North America loaded in, but not South America. If I take the unit with me to Mittad del Mundo (center of the world) - the actual equator - and I press "Where Am I?" on the Garmin, will it show 0 latitude? Anybody have experience with this? I don't want to take the unit with me if it won't show a 0 reading.

Comments? Thanks.

--
Garmin 765T...Is it about the destination, or is it about the journey?

With NA maps

You will not see anything south of the US border as far as maps. Pressing Where Am I will report your position and reference it to the nearest locations in the map database.

--
ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet

Will it show 0 latitude

Thanks. I'm not interested in getting somewhere with the Nuvi. I just want the photo op. So if it shows 00.0000 latitude and whatever the longitude is, that would be worth lugging it with us. smile

--
Garmin 765T...Is it about the destination, or is it about the journey?

It should

jkaplan wrote:

Thanks. I'm not interested in getting somewhere with the Nuvi. I just want the photo op. So if it shows 00.0000 latitude and whatever the longitude is, that would be worth lugging it with us. smile

show zero latitude, but to get all zeros, you may have to move north or south slightly (slowly) and be ready to snap the screen shot at the correct instant

--
I have seen the future and it is now!

00.00000

jgracey is correct. Both my 780 and 660 go to the relative position 00.00000; 00.00000 when selecting "where to" "coordinates". Both screens become blue until I zoom out when it changes to show a point off Gabon, Africa.

I have NA maps loaded for routing but world maps built into my units courtesy of Garmin. I say take your GPS with you for the shot of a lifetime.

--
"It's not where you start, but where you end up." Where am I and what am I doing in this hand basket?

For a photo-op

I would ask it Where Am I and capture that position when you are in the neighborhood. Use pedestrian or off road and then route to the 0.0 latitude on whatever meridian of longitude you happen to be. You could then take the photo.

--
ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet

Thanks

I will take that photo, or have my wife take it with me holding the Nuvi. I'll post it afte our return to the states on 12/22.

Cool!

--
Garmin 765T...Is it about the destination, or is it about the journey?

You might want to check this site:

Somebody may already have a picture of your likely location!

http://confluence.org/

neat project

DuaneC60 wrote:

Somebody may already have a picture of your likely location!

http://confluence.org/

Wow what a cool site, thanks for posting that link.

Miss POI

Not on the Equator!

jkaplan wrote:

If I take the unit with me to Mittad del Mundo (center of the world) - the actual equator

Just be aware that La Mitad del Mundo is NOT on the Equator, but about 0.14 miles >>south<< of the Equator!

Sorry.

--
Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 260, GPSMAP 195

Thanks...

rocknicehunter wrote:

Just be aware that La Mitad del Mundo is NOT on the Equator, but about 0.14 miles >>south<< of the Equator!

Sorry.

Thanks for the warning, but yep, we know. We've hired a guide for a couple of days and he'll take us to the real Center of the World, which is on private land. But we'll stop in at the government owned and operated museum just for giggles. neutral

--
Garmin 765T...Is it about the destination, or is it about the journey?

Great!

DuaneC60 wrote:

Somebody may already have a picture of your likely location!

http://confluence.org/

Very neat site. Thanks for posting!

--
Garmin 765T...Is it about the destination, or is it about the journey?

This is a cool site that tracks satellites in real time

This is a cool site that tracks, names and gives altitude, speed, coordinates and orbit data for all satellites in real time - GPS, Television, Military, Weather, etc.

(Note: You will find that some satellites are placed right on the Equator with minimal movement whereas many are traveling at very high speeds.)

Very interesting!

http://www.n2yo.com

--
Politicians and Diapers must be changed often for the exact same reason...

You're right!

Indeed...very, very cool!

--
Garmin 765T...Is it about the destination, or is it about the journey?

It's just amazing!!!

jkaplan wrote:

Indeed...very, very cool!

I think the website is cool too - really cool! I like seeing the satellites moving over Earth so quickly (many are traveling 25,000 mph and some zero) and seeing what altitude (15,000 to 25,000 miles) they are. All in real time. It's just amazing!!!

PS - After choosing a satellite don't forget to click on "Track it" to see the map and all the real-time data.

http://www.n2yo.com

--
Politicians and Diapers must be changed often for the exact same reason...

The equator and prime meridian would be interesting.

I've been across the equator and back three times... I never had a GPS with me on any of the trips. I wish I would have had one. It would have been nice to know the instant I crossed the equator.

I flew Air New Zealand each time and they don't bother telling passengers when the plane crosses into the other hemisphere.

One real interesting intersection would be where the equator and the prime meridian meet.... It's in the Atlantic off the coast of Africa.

You'd be at 00.000N - 00.000W

0 N(S), 0 W(E) is located in the Gulf of Guinea

jwt873 wrote:

I've been across the equator and back three times... I never had a GPS with me on any of the trips. I wish I would have had one. It would have been nice to know the instant I crossed the equator.

I flew Air New Zealand each time and they don't bother telling passengers when the plane crosses into the other hemisphere.

One real interesting intersection would be where the equator and the prime meridian meet.... It's in the Atlantic off the coast of Africa.

You'd be at 00.000N - 00.000W

0 N(S), 0 W(E) is located in the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean near Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

--
Politicians and Diapers must be changed often for the exact same reason...

True

koot wrote:

0 N(S), 0 W(E) is located in the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean near Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

True.. But there is no hard dividing line between the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic.. I used Atlantic cuz I figured more people would know where that was smile

This link shows N0 W0 on Google maps: http://tinyurl.com/yfsslbs

Here is a picture of what 0 N(S), 0W(E) looks like.

I understand. Here is a picture of what 0 N(S), 0W(E) looks like.

http://confluence.org/int/all/n00e000v3/%70%69%63%32.jpg

--
Politicians and Diapers must be changed often for the exact same reason...

Cool thread and nice links!

Cool thread and nice links! Thanks for sharing!

--
Maps -> Wife -> Garmin 12XL -> StreetPilot 2610 -> Nuvi 660 (blown speaker) -> Nuvi 3790LMT

Incredible!

kb2psm wrote:

Cool thread and nice links! Thanks for sharing!

Glad you're enjoying the Satellite link. It's just amazing how technology is able to place a satellite in a particular orbit, some going 1,000s of mph and others just staying in place. Some at rather low altitude and others extremely high altitude. Some gathering information and others providing information. Some covert and others friendly. Incredible!

--
Politicians and Diapers must be changed often for the exact same reason...

WOW! I had no idea....

koot wrote:

This is a cool site that tracks, names and gives altitude, speed, coordinates and orbit data for all satellites in real time - GPS, Television, Military, Weather, etc.

(Note: You will find that some satellites are placed right on the Equator with minimal movement whereas many are traveling at very high speeds.)

Very interesting!

http://www.n2yo.com

what a COOL site!!!!!!

--
I have seen the future and it is now!

Glad you like it. I saved

Glad you like it. I saved the website to my [many] favorites a long time ago. Everytime I visit the site it amazes me.

--
Politicians and Diapers must be changed often for the exact same reason...

n0.0.000 W78 27.276

jkaplan wrote:

If I take the unit with me to Mittad del Mundo (center of the world) - the actual equator - and I press "Where Am I?" on the Garmin, will it show 0 latitude?
Comments? Thanks.

I put Mitad del Mundo in Google Earth and moved my mouse till it read N0 0.000 W78 27.276.
This spot is on a road but you can take your mouse and move the mouse to see the other readings.
There are a lot of neat photos at this spot on Google Earth.
It is neat.

EDIT: I take and move my mouse left and right and all are at 0 0.000. Does this go all the way around the earth?

--
Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Just half way

mgarledge wrote:
jkaplan wrote:

If I take the unit with me to Mittad del Mundo (center of the world) - the actual equator - and I press "Where Am I?" on the Garmin, will it show 0 latitude?
Comments? Thanks.

I put Mitad del Mundo in Google Earth and moved my mouse till it read N0 0.000 W78 27.276.
This spot is on a road but you can take your mouse and move the mouse to see the other readings.
There are a lot of neat photos at this spot on Google Earth.
It is neat.

EDIT: I take and move my mouse left and right and all are at 0 0.000. Does this go all the way around the earth?

Just half way. Then it reads S0.000.

--
ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet

Round and round...

mgarledge wrote:

I put Mitad del Mundo in Google Earth and moved my mouse till it read N0 0.000 W78 27.276.
This spot is on a road but you can take your mouse and move the mouse to see the other readings.
There are a lot of neat photos at this spot on Google Earth.
It is neat.

EDIT: I take and move my mouse left and right and all are at 0 0.000. Does this go all the way around the earth?

Yep, using Google Earth to track the equator is a hoot. We were told that the "real" equatorial monument and actual 0 degrees latitude is on a road by a pink house. Still looking for the house!

--
Garmin 765T...Is it about the destination, or is it about the journey?

Center of the earth

Well, we're back from Ecuador and the Galapagos. I have a great picture of me holding the GPS in a town called Calacali, and showing 00.00.0000 latitude. Elevation is 9271 feet and longitude is 78.30.897 W. But I don't think Miss POI wants us to post pics on the forum.

You'll just have to take my word for it!

--
Garmin 765T...Is it about the destination, or is it about the journey?

You can upload it to a image

You can upload it to a image host and post the link. I would love to see the picture!

The picture...

mastermind278 wrote:

You can upload it to a image host and post the link. I would love to see the picture!

Let's hope this works.

http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/creativeapps/photoPicker...

--
Garmin 765T...Is it about the destination, or is it about the journey?

nope

jkaplan wrote:
mastermind278 wrote:

You can upload it to a image host and post the link. I would love to see the picture!

Let's hope this works.

http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/creativeapps/photoPicker/albums.jsp?collid=586264438308

I can't see any photos. Do I need to create an account there to see anything?

A real easy way is to use imageshack.us to upload the picture. No account is needed to view or to share.

--
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work

Try this...

nuvic320 wrote:
jkaplan wrote:
mastermind278 wrote:

You can upload it to a image host and post the link. I would love to see the picture!

Let's hope this works.

http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/creativeapps/photoPicker/albums.jsp?collid=586264438308

I can't see any photos. Do I need to create an account there to see anything?

A real easy way is to use imageshack.us to upload the picture. No account is needed to view or to share.

http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/creativeapps/slideShow/M...

--
Garmin 765T...Is it about the destination, or is it about the journey?

That link works ok. pretty

That link works ok. pretty cool.

--
Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

Favorite

One of my most treasured POI is the Grenwich Meridian logged on a quiet country road in England.
Hope to get the Equator one day.

--
Nuvi2797LMT (2) Nuvi260,Ford Sync3 Navigation. Captain Cook was a Yorkshire man too.