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ETrex Legend, GPS Coordinates from Google Earth Don't Match Basemap

Hi,

I obtained GPS coordinates from Google Maps and entered the coordinates (correctly) into the unit as a waypoint. The location of the waypoint is significantly off compared to the basemap of the Etrex legend.

Even moving the arrow on the legend to known intesections of major roads and comparing the readout to google map coordinates of the same place shows significant difference.

Any ideas?

Thank you

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Are you sure you're using the exact same format on GoogleEarth and your GPS?

GoogleEarth: save the waypoints in a KML file (NOT KMZ) to your computer, naming it appropriately.
Go to http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/gpsbabel/ and convert the KML file to a GPX file, using their converter. They will present you with a file to download. Download it and send those waypoints to your unit and you'll be set to go.

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