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Unable to load coordinates for a projected waypoint

I am trying to load coordinates for a waypoint. Have followed the instructions but am unable to create the projected waypoint.

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  • rsearsjr Jan 21, 2009

    It worked. Using Mapsource Trip & Waypoint Manager (WHICH THE MANUAL DOES'NT MENTION!), I was able to create and load the Co-ords in question. Unfortunately, I don't have the laptop with me on a snowmobile trail. I will try by entering directly in the GPS which the best way for my needs.

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There are two ways you can load a way point.

1. Hit mark on your GPS. Push up on your rocker until the coordinates are highlighted. Once they are hit enter. From here you can change the coordinates to what ever you want.

2. If you have the software (Mapsource Trip & Waypoint Manager) you can enter the waypoint by going to "Edit" then "New Waypoint" or hit Ctrl + W as a shortcut. Once you create all the points you need, plug in your GPS and turn it on, then click "Send to Device"

Make sure that your mapsource and GPS are both setup on the same datum and lat/lon style corrdinates as well or it could throw it off.

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