The coordinates that I get are 30 metres off from the other GPS units that we geocache with. My settings must be off.
My coordinates are not accurate. I have a garmin GPSMap 60CSX. I have access to a bunch of garmin etrex and when we geocache, the etrex are accurate and the 60CSX is 30 yards off the target. I must have my settings wrong but I have tried a variety of settings changes and compared the settings on the etrex to the 60CSX and I can't figure out why my coordinates are out. Any ideas?
Re: the coordinates that I get are 30 metres off from the...
Yes, have you enabled WAAS on your 60CSx? WAAS is an acronym for Wide Area Augmentation System, according to the instruction manual an FAA funded service to improve overall integrity of the GPS signal through North America.
If you are in an area which is not serviced by ground stations, having WAAS enabled may degrade the signal from the GPS satellites. Try enabling or disabling this feature.
To do so, acess the System Startup Page. On the Setup Menu page, highlight the System icon and press Enter. WAAS is the second available setting on this page.
Make sure your batteries are fresh; I prefer alkalines in this model. Set the battery type in the System Setup Page, same page as noted for WAAS above.
Another thought is to be sure you have the latest Garmin software installed. Visit their site to download the latest and greatest, free, of course.
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If you mean, can you enter latitude and longitude coordinates on your GO 750 LIVE GPS device .... yes.
First you'll want to set your unit to accept coordinates. From the main menu, tap Change Preference, then select "Set Units" and select a Latitude and Longitude format in the "Coordinate display" screen, and then tap Done.
To navigate to a location using latitude and longitude coordinates, follow the steps below:
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real-world, outdoor sporting activity using GPS-enabled devices. Participants
navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to hide and seek
the geocache (container) hidden at that location (anywhere in the world).
No this is a road navigation only unit. For a cheap entry level GPS that you can use for Geocaching, take a look at the Garmin eTrex series. For a top of the line, consider a GPS60csx or the new Oregon series from Garmin.
Hi, Your GPS is accurate for that brand. I have a Lowrance I Finder Pro. We could both put in the same coordinates and come up in different locations. It is just the way the different GPS's get their signal from the satellite. I use my GPS most of the time for a sport called Geocaching and so when I am given coordinates and don't find the thing I am looking for I so about a 30ft-60ft search around where my GPS took me. So yours is basically doing the same thing. I wouldn't worry about it......it's just the way the different models receive the signal that thows them off a bit. If you went out and got a set of coordinates and then I put those same coords into my GPS I would arrive at a completely different location as you. All is well....no need to worry.
well i'm a great geocacher and i love to help people with the GPS'rs so you found the guy :)))) It may not be the easiest approach, but you could create a custom POI file for your Geocache locations and then load them into your c330 using POI Loader.
If you're a premium member on Geocaching.com, it's my understanding that you can download locations in GPX format. POI Loader is supposed to read GPX files, but I haven't tried it with geocache locations yet.
Do you have a geocaching account that can download GPX files?
Someone told me that you can use Long/Lat with Google Earth, and you can save Google Earth POI's in GARMIN .cvs format, to use in the PIO Loader.