Is there a way to find places by entering in the longitude and latitude? Is there a way to find the longitude/latitude of the place I'm at now?
Just to clarify, you're wanting to know if your GPS (C340) can show POIs near a set of coordinates and show coordinates for your current location?
Or is it that you're looking for a web site that can do this?
That's correct. Using my c340, is there a way that I can type in coordinates and then be directed to the coordinates that I have typed in? Also, say that I'm stopped at an interesting location that I would want to share with someone else, however the location does not have an address. Can I use my c340 to determine the coordinates for the location that I'm stopped at? Thanks for your interest in my question.
I saved a friend's house location by that method. Will reply w/ details when I remember how I did it.
Garmin Nuvi 660
Is there any good web site to find Longitude and Latitude?
I will appreciate your help. I am using Google Earth for now to create my POIs for testing.
GOOGLE EARTH HAS BEEN THE BEST SITE FOR ME. GOOD LUCK.
I own a Garmin c340 as well and am interested in this topic.
I know that you can save a location that you are currently at to the c340 but I am not sure how to get the Long and Lat out of it to share with others. I am a very Avid Mountain Biker and most of my locations have no address. Is there a way to get the saved point out of the c340?
On some Garmin models (like nuvi 350), you can navigate to a set of coordinates by using:
Where to > Coordinates
I wasn't able to find a similar option described for C340, but I did find a discussion thread with a post from christinme7890, who concluded this feature wasn't available on C330.
As far as saving your current location -- you should be able to do this using:
Where To > My Locations > Save
This marks the location as a favorite. However, I don't see any obvious way to have C340 display the coordinates.
Perhaps other C330/C340 user can comment on their results.
Another thing to try --
Using software like EasyGPS, you might be able to transfer the "my favorites" from your GPS to a PC. Once the data is on your PC, you should be able to display the coordinates for these waypoints.
I don't know for sure if EasyGPS works with C340.
I would like to verify JM's findings.
The Garmin c340 will work with Easy GPS.
Today I marked a location using the Save feature on the c340
( Where To, My Locations, SAVE ).
Using this method I saved my current location to my favorites
as a Way Point.
I then hooked the c340 to my computer and started Easy GPS.
At the top of Easy GPS, I clicked on the Receive button.
This loaded up all my Saved Way Points and displayed their
Long and Lat.
This is one method I have found to pull the Corrdinates off the c340.
Go to "Where to"
Select Coordinates then Next
Save As (Give a name) and it will be in your favorites
I have found no way to enter Latitudes and Longitudes directly into the C340, the only way to enter this way putting them into a CSV and using the Loader to enter them.
I appreciate everyone's input. Sounds like the long and short of it is that there is a way to input coordinates and get them back out, just in a very round-a-bout way. I'll have to look into creating CSV files.
I'm curious why there is no way to input coordinates, as it seems that it's the coordinates that the GPS uses anyhow when inputting POIs. I wonder if there are other maps that can be downloaded and used from the SD card that would enable the user to input/extract coordinates in a more direct manner?
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I'm new here (Great site btw) and also new to the GPS world. I'll be asking some questions, hopefully not being too redundant, (I've read until xeyed). I came across the following sites this morning. I'd like to hear what the "experts" think about the accuracy of the first site. I think the batch mode would be helpful, if the accuracy is there.
or this one seems easy enough
Hello Partyhound you should have a place under settings on your unit click settings click on favorites the click on coordinates every unit is a little different on what it says for example one unit might have way points another unit uses favorites ETC. Hope this helps
I own a Nuvi 660. From the opening screen, choose "where to?", then hit the "down arrow", then select "coordinates". Your current location is displayed in the format of your choice. This display does not update automatically as you drive, it is not dynamic. To update, you must hit the "back" button, then "coordinates" again.
Does anyone know of a way to make this display dynamic?
I found this on a Web site.Here is the Web Address its called GPS Visualizer. Just type in the address in the box to the right of the page and hit GO It will give you the Longitude and Latitude for that address.
Hope this works for you
On the satellite screen - just hit the bars in the upper left of the screen, and as you move, the coordinates in the lower left will change.
By touching the top left hand corner of the Nuvi when it is first turned on, will display not only the Satellite information but in the lower left of the screen will also display the current location of where you are - lat and long.
Thanks, Keith and NickJr! Your info and advice was right on. Touching the satellite bars does the job.
Thanks that is a helpful link to find lat and long coordinates.
I bet that will also work on my c530, thanks.
Were you able to get it to work? I wasn't.
I tried it too but didnt work Guess the c530 were not made for it
what is easy gps ? is it software and what can you do with it ?
Glenn, see my response to your other thread about this.
I tried it too but didnt work Guess the c530 were not made for it
The nuvi(s) have a "sky view" of the satellites. A screen that allows you to view the satellites that you are receiving and signal strength, your speed, direction of travel, elevation, gps status and Your present location (lat and lon)
This is one feature I wish the c5xx's had.
On my Nuvi 660, I am trying to enter coordinates but I am having problems, which one do I pick,
h ddd mm.mmm or h ddd ddddd - how do you put the dash in also. Question #2 - I was able to create a poi for friends for me, but when I saved as a favorite, it lost the phone number and address.. what did I do wrong?
Thank You for all your Help!!!
1. Pick the one that gives decimals, the one with mostly d's. I don't know what you mean 'put the dash in'. (Do you mean having the first field as longitude with a minus sign for USA?)
2. I'm guessing you have more than 4 fields. If you open it in Notepad, you should only have 3 commas not enclosed in quotes. If there are more, the comma delimits it to another field. Garmin's POI's can only tolerate 4 fields. Everything after 4 fields is lost.
The longitude should be field one.
The latitude should be field two.
The name (if containing commas, enclose in quotes) should be field three.
Then put the rest in quotes and it should be the fourth field.
Until you get comfortable with POIs, check it with Notepad as Excel can format a field different than you want.
Hope this helps.
Go to part where you put address in and it will give you your coordinates. It is the:
Address to Latitude/Longitude Converter
How do you get to the Sky View on a nuvi? That is the one screen I miss having. Tapping the signal strength bars doesn't do it and the "manual" is about as useless as can be.
On the nuvi 350 (with the antenna up), press the signal strength bars in the upper left corner. That does it for me.
Is EasyGPS compatible with the nuvi 200s? The last update was before the 200 series was introduced. I am trying to figure out a way to display the coordinates for my favorites.
Worst thing that could happen is that it would not work.
Actually, the worst thing would be waiting for it to download at 28.8Kbps before finding out it didn't work ;-(
LOL, I know what yyou mean. But I haven't experienced that in a long time.
I have tried this on my nuvi 200 without any success. Holding the battery bar does bring up the diagnostics screen, but I can't get the Sky View or Current Location screens.
Well, EasyGPS does not recognize my nuvi 200. I didn't expect it to since the software verion came out prior to the nuvi 2x0 series. At least it did no harm to my data.
I go to google Earth to get my lat and long for my poi's. When arriving at my destination using the newly created POI, my 550 indicates the destination point is on the wrong side of the street. When I enter the address manually it gives me the correct location. what's happening?
That's because there will always be some discrepancies between different geocoders. On any address, you will not get exact lon/lat results from say, Google Earth, Yahoo, Geocoder.us, TerraServer(via MapPoint) and MapSource. The difference is typically observed at 1/10000th of a degree, but that's enough for your GPSr to give you the wrong side of the street. That's not to say that Google Earth is wrong. I found sometimes that even if I get the same coordinates from Google Earth and Yahoo geocoding API, when I load it into MapSource it's not where I expect to be (typically on the 'wrong' side).
Because Garmin units and MapSource are 'in-synch', my suggestion is load the coordinates into MapSource to verify before loading them into your unit.
Here's an article that you might find interesting from the Directions Magazine. It discusses on three standard geocoding methods.
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