Gps coordinates

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  1. hdvrod

    hdvrod Read Only Funster

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    Hi Can anyone explain the differnent types of coordinates,I find it a great to find places but never know what one to use my Garmin has lots of different types,and its just pot luck if get the right one.
     
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    If you're using your GPS mainly in UK then the ideal system to use is the Ordnance Survey map references. It is by far the easiest if you're navigating using one of their maps. The standard reference usually consists of two letters, followed by six figures which will pinpoint your location to within 100 metres, though most GPS systems will take it to a 12-figure reference taking it down to an accuracy of just one metre.
    This is much easier than having to dissect map squares into degrees minutes and seconds ... (unless you're a sailor perhaps..:RollEyes:)

    all explained here .... http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/gi/nationalgrid/nghelp1.html
     
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