GPS Coordinates

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  1. Bernieb65

    Bernieb65 Read Only Funster

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    Help required please, we are in France, first time abroad with motorhome. We are using a French Aires & Campsites book, when we put the coordinates in to the Nav Man we end up somewhere completely different, the coordinates seem too short example 47.23456. Can anyone please help us as last night we were driving around in the dark looking for somewhere to stop the night. Two stressed travellers and biting their nails wondering where they will have their walkies.
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    I don't know navman but there are usually 3 ways of entering coordinates, make sure your navman is expecting what you are entering.

    D M S

    D M.mmmmm

    D.dddddddddd

    Sort of thing. And don't forget the minus or E or W.
     
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    Bernie....it all depends on how you have set your Sat nav up...they can be changed in the settings...there are normally three types of settings

    Degrees..... (d.d°)

    Minutes....... (d°d.d')

    Seconds.......(d°m.s")

    the two most used are the Degrees which is the one you have put in your thread....and minutes is the other normally used one....just try changing in the settings to see if that is your problem


    if you enter the settings into the wrong one you may find yourself in the sea somewhere.

    Example :(d°'d.d')........will be entered something like this......... N48° 56.100' E005° 42.924'
    ( or it could even read N48° 56.100' E5° 42.924' these the same settings as above with the two 00 missed out)

    Don't forget some will have "S" and "W" depending on your destination place


    The (d.d')...would look something like this .....50.508187N, 2.231392E

    Mel
     
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    Many thanks for quick replies will look at the settings and change them.
     
  6. Leftlegger

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    Had a quick look on the navman site,as you do,there are many models and you dont give yours,but look for the option to change to decimal degrees.
    Good luck
     
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    Does your book give the coordinates in This format...N45°17.44' E001°28.673' ? If so then ensure you have the correct entry format selected in the Units option of your SATNAV and make sure you enter the degrees sign ° the dot . and the minutes sign ' at the appropriate time. It is unusual to have an entry format with only decimalised whole degrees eg N 45.12345° (note the position of the degrees sign which must be entered) so have a good look at the format and ensure that it coresponds to that selected on your SATNAV.
     
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    Bernie,I've added a bit more :BigGrin:
     
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    Bernie, after you have input co ordinates most navigators give you an option to view map, this could give you a clue as to accuracy before committing on your journey
     
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