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My map on my garmine 60csx doesnt line up with the actual locations

When i view my routes and my current location they are off about 100-200feet 45 degrees to the northwest from what the actual location is.

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The most common cause of consistent offset is DATUM selection. The DATUM was likely set to WGS84 at the time of recording then viewed later in NAD27, or vice versa.

Geocaching.com uses WGS84. The USGS generally uses NAD27

Also see this Garmin page. The DATUM is set under Settings | System if I recall correctly.

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