I need to set my E Trex to read in degree decimal format rather than degree minute second. Can anyone help me with this problem. I am sending in the coordinates to my company and all of my work is being sent back, due to inaccurate readings. Also, if I can get my readings in degree format, am I also to set the North reference options, such as true, magnetic, grid, or user. Which field should I use, and does this have an affect on the readings for degrees.
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Go to Main Menu > Setup > Units > Position Format > change to hddd.ddddd format. This is the decimal format which is widely used by geocaching forums. Page 44 of your User Manual: http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/eTrexLegend_OwnersManual.pdf
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Consistent errors are usually projection or datum related. If you are taking coordinates collected in one projection and displaying them in your GPS in another, you the points will offset. I'm not talking about the decimal degrees 00.000n 000.0000w vs 00 00 00N 00 00 00W. I'm talking about the geographic model to represent the surface of the earth. Google Earth generally uses a geographic projection with WGS 1984 or WGS84 Datum. Make sure you are using the same settings on your GPS.
This should be the manual your looking for:
Garmin eTrex Legend Manual
This is a pdf file so you will need adobe or foxit to read it, I;m sure that most pc's come with adobe on them though.
I hope that helps..
Sounds like the screen is shot and theres nothing really you can do to fix it, sorry :(
You can send it to Garmin for the flat rate repair fee of $79 dollars. I would recommend getting the new eTrex Legend H with the high sensitivity receiver if you want a similar model. It's sat reception will blow the prior version out of the water and has 24mb of memory rather than the 8mb it used to have.
In GoogleEarth, change your coordinates to decimal format. In your Lowrance GPS, change that format to decimal. You don't mention which Lowrance model so I can't find the online manual to tell you exactly how to do it.