# How to enter coordinates in Nuvi

Hello friends, Today I got stuck with coordinates. I could not figure out how to enter coordinates in my nuvi3597 from a web site.
I wanted to go far water falls photography. So the only way to reach these places was by using the coordinates provides on the web site but when I tried to enter these coordinates in my Nuvo 3597, I got stuck because the format was different. Here is the example of the coordinate provided on the web site:

Coordinates: 43.2004 N / 79.8196 W

But I tried to enter the same coordinate in Nuvi, it did not work because Nuvi has five digits after the decimal instead of four.

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Iphone XR, Drivesmart 61,Nuvicam, Nuvi3597

### .

 You need to make sure that your nuvi is set to the same coordinate FORMAT as those which are are trying to enter. https://www.maptools.com/tutorials/lat_lon/formats Those coordinates are in Decimal Degrees. You need to check the setting on your nuvi to make sure it matches.

 rookie8155 wrote: Hello friends, Today I got stuck with coordinates. I could not figure out how to enter coordinates in my nuvi3597 from a web site. I wanted to go far water falls photography. So the only way to reach these places was by using the coordinates provides on the web site but when I tried to enter these coordinates in my Nuvo 3597, I got stuck because the format was different. Here is the example of the coordinate provided on the web site: Coordinates: 43.2004 N / 79.8196 W But I tried to enter the same coordinate in Nuvi, it did not work because Nuvi has five digits after the decimal instead of four. I will appreciate your help. Can't you just add one more digit like 0 or 1? Won't make a dent in accuracy.

### Okay

 I'll have to try that.
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G.

### I entered

 I entered N 43.20040 and W 079.81960 into my Nuvi3597 and it showed me basically at Albion Falls south east of Hamiltion Ontario. Is that the location you were looking for? My Nuvi is set to Coordinate Format h ddd.ddddd
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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Drive 52, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

### Okay

 I'll have to try that.
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G.

### t923347 wrote: I entered N

 t923347 wrote: I entered N 43.20040 and W 079.81960 into my Nuvi3597 and it showed me basically at Albion Falls south east of Hamiltion Ontario. Is that the location you were looking for? My Nuvi is set to Coordinate Format h ddd.ddddd Thanks for your feedback. I tried exactly like you but then I did not have time to test it because I was leaving for Hamilton. I was not sure about adding a zero at the end or at the beginning because N 43.2004 will become N 43.20040 etc etc.
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Iphone XR, Drivesmart 61,Nuvicam, Nuvi3597

### t923347 wrote: I entered N

 t923347 wrote: I entered N 43.20040 and W 079.81960 into my Nuvi3597 and it showed me basically at Albion Falls south east of Hamiltion Ontario. Is that the location you were looking for? My Nuvi is set to Coordinate Format h ddd.ddddd Thanks for your feedback. I tried exactly like you but then I did not have time to test it because I was leaving for Hamilton. I was not sure about adding a zero at the end or at the beginning because N 43.2004 will become N 43.20040 etc etc.
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Iphone XR, Drivesmart 61,Nuvicam, Nuvi3597

### good to know!

 good to know!

### A cool Program for this called FuzzyCalc

 I use a offline application for this purpose. This converts coordinates in many ways that can be used. Below are the links for each operating system. You can also searc for FizzCalc for more information for this app. Good Luck
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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

### That's helpful, Bob, but one

 That's helpful, Bob, but one click, (or two), on the Coordinates box takes you to the place to change the input format.
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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

### Bob, thanks for the link for

 Bob, thanks for the link for the Fuzzycalc. Yes, it works very well. Thank you so much.
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Iphone XR, Drivesmart 61,Nuvicam, Nuvi3597

### Actually,

 it is Fizzycalc, not fuzzycalc. It is very popular with geocachers, who often need conversion methods for puzzle caches.
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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

### What Am I Missing?

 rookie8155 wrote: t923347 wrote: I entered N 43.20040 and W 079.81960 into my Nuvi3597 and it showed me basically at Albion Falls south east of Hamiltion Ontario. Is that the location you were looking for? My Nuvi is set to Coordinate Format h ddd.ddddd Thanks for your feedback. I tried exactly like you but then I did not have time to test it because I was leaving for Hamilton. I was not sure about adding a zero at the end or at the beginning because N 43.2004 will become N 43.20040 etc etc. What's the difference between N 43.2004 and N 43.20040 as far as position is concerned? Do you change position? So what if you add a zero at the end? There's a difference if you add a zero at the beginning -- N 43.02004 is not the same as N 43.20040, right? From what I understand about the question or problem, it's not really about the format but only in the number of digits to use. He has only 4 decimal digits given but the Nuvi needs 5 to operate. So, just add a zero at the end to make it 5 decimal places, right again?

### nats50 wrote: rookie8155

 nats50 wrote: rookie8155 wrote: t923347 wrote: I entered N 43.20040 and W 079.81960 into my Nuvi3597 and it showed me basically at Albion Falls south east of Hamiltion Ontario. Is that the location you were looking for? My Nuvi is set to Coordinate Format h ddd.ddddd Thanks for your feedback. I tried exactly like you but then I did not have time to test it because I was leaving for Hamilton. I was not sure about adding a zero at the end or at the beginning because N 43.2004 will become N 43.20040 etc etc. What's the difference between N 43.2004 and N 43.20040 as far as position is concerned? Do you change position? So what if you add a zero at the end? There's a difference if you add a zero at the beginning -- N 43.02004 is not the same as N 43.20040, right? From what I understand about the question or problem, it's not really about the format but only in the number of digits to use. He has only 4 decimal digits given but the Nuvi needs 5 to operate. So, just add a zero at the end to make it 5 decimal places, right again? Yes, that is the problem. Garmin for some reason has 5 digits after the decimal. Whereas web sites provides four digits after the decimal. So I am guessing as well that you have to add zero?
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Iphone XR, Drivesmart 61,Nuvicam, Nuvi3597

### Digits

 rookie8155 wrote: Yes, that is the problem. Garmin for some reason has 5 digits after the decimal. Whereas web sites provides four digits after the decimal. So I am guessing as well that you have to add zero? Mathematically, the numbers are the same if you add 0's after the decimal. As newer and more accurate GPS devices were developed, some manufacturers like Garmin added the ability to add another digit after the decimal to the coordinates for higher accuracy. Obviously, adding a 0 after the decimal doesn't do anything, but N 43.20043 is just a little more precise than N 43.2004, for example.

### Great info

 I need to try using this
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Garmin Nuvi 2597lmt

### Thanks for the Correction..

 alandb wrote: it is Fizzycalc, not fuzzycalc. It is very popular with geocachers, who often need conversion methods for puzzle caches. Fizzy, fuzzy was a Bear..., oh well Now I feel all FizFuz inside me.. Hey, I misspelled it in the title but got it right in the Body but thanks for the heads up!
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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"