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How do I get a location from only coordinates in EPE?

 

I was trying to put Long/Lat in Extra-POI-Editor. I know how to get the Long/Lat using the address part. But is there a way to do it if I only know the coordinates?

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Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535

easy

navycop wrote:

I was trying to put Long/Lat in Extra-POI-Editor. I know how to get the Long/Lat using the address part. But is there a way to do it if I only know the coordinates?

Just paste the coordinates in the appropriate field and EPE will draw the map.

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You can do a..

navycop wrote:

I was trying to put Long/Lat in Extra-POI-Editor. I know how to get the Long/Lat using the address part. But is there a way to do it if I only know the coordinates?

You can do a reverse lookup in EPE but that will only give you the City, State and zip code, Not the full address, the only thing it will do is show you the spot on the map. Hope this helps...

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body"

Thanks

That's the trouble I was having. I would find the coordinates, but EPE was only placing the marker in the city. It wasn't landing exactly on the POI like I wanted.

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Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535

Grab Command

EPE will place a marker on the map exactly on the spot of the coordinates you enter. After that if you see the coordinates are off a little from what you want then -

a) just right click the exact spot on the map that you actually want and select 'Place marker here'.

b) Click on the 'Grab' command box above the map and it will place the coordinates for the new spot you have selected in the Long / Lat boxes for you.

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Zumo 665, (2) Nuvi 765Ts & 1450LMT | 2005 Harley Road King, Black Cherry Pearl / Black Pearl

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Are you sure your coordinates are correct?

Here's what I got

EPE -82.22483 41.3774
Google Earth -82.132912 41.223923
This is for the Ohio turnpike at Vermillion Valley service plaza in Amherst.

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Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535

Google Earth

navycop wrote:

EPE -82.22483 41.3774
Google Earth -82.132912 41.223923
This is for the Ohio turnpike at Vermillion Valley service plaza in Amherst.

The coordinates from EPE work in both EPE and Google Earth. The coordinates you got from Google Earth put me in a field in the middle of nowhere land. Check how you are getting Google Earth coordinates, something must be wrong.

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Zumo 665, (2) Nuvi 765Ts & 1450LMT | 2005 Harley Road King, Black Cherry Pearl / Black Pearl

Coordinate format.

I suspect you are confusing decimal degrees on EPE with degrees, minutes and seconds on Google earth. In other words -82.132912, 41.223923 is really -82 degrees 13 minutes 29.12 seconds, 41 degrees 22 minutes, 39.23 seconds.

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Aquiring coordinates

alandb wrote:

I suspect you are confusing decimal degrees on EPE with Degrees and decimal minutes on Google earth. In other words -82.132912, 41.223923 is really -82 degrees 13.2912 minutes, 41 degrees 22.3923 minutes.

The way I got the Google Earth Long/lat was to place a maker on the POI. Then click on it to get the coordinates. I see what you are saying alandb. The Google Earth are written 82degrees 1329.12, 41 degrees 2239.23.

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Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535

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bear007 wrote:
navycop wrote:

EPE -82.22483 41.3774
Google Earth -82.132912 41.223923
This is for the Ohio turnpike at Vermillion Valley service plaza in Amherst.

The coordinates from EPE work in both EPE and Google Earth. The coordinates you got from Google Earth put me in a field in the middle of nowhere land. Check how you are getting Google Earth coordinates, something must be wrong.

The EPE coordinates certainly look a lot better to me. Using Google Maps I would put them at...

-82.226905,41.377861

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TomTom GO 720 (for driving), Samsung Galaxy Nexus (for walking)

Degrees, minutes and seconds

I edited my earlier post ... Google coordinates are actually degrees, minutes and seconds (see edited post above). This will resolve to the same point (or very close) as the decimal degrees in EPE.

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Coordinate format

In Google Earth, from the menu select 'Tools > Options > 3D View > Show Lat/Long' and then select 'Decimal Degrees' so the format matches EPE.

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Zumo 665, (2) Nuvi 765Ts & 1450LMT | 2005 Harley Road King, Black Cherry Pearl / Black Pearl

Thank you.

bear007 wrote:

In Google Earth, from the menu select 'Tools > Options > 3D View > Show Lat/Long' and then select 'Decimal Degrees' so the format matches EPE.

Thanks. You summed up in one sentance what I was looking for.

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Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535

thanks

i was a little confused about the cords, now i have my garmin 1350lm, google earth and EPE all the same thank for the info.

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