# coordinates

#### chaser

is there two ways of entering them, we have been using them this week but sometimes they're spot on,others they are about 20 km to the west of where it should be. Same at pt grimaud yesterday,it said we had 20k to go when we here btw ,we are putting the right numbers in

#### Theonlysue

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On my tom tom there are 3 ways of entering,
Degrees,
degrees and minutes,
degrees minutes and seconds.
You can select which way you want.
I had the same problem when I started using coordinates.
Good luck

#### scotjimland

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There are (at least) three different notions for GPS

......a coordinate might be written 65° 32' 15".
Degrees can also be expressed as decimals: 65.5375,
degrees and decimal minutes: 65° 32.25',
or even degrees, minutes, and decimal seconds: 65° 32' 15.275".
I find the simplest and easiest to enter into the sat nav (least likely to get wrong) is decimals.. eg.. 65.5375

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#### chaser

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There are (at least) three different notions for GPS

I find the simplest and easiest to enter into the sat nav (least likely to get wrong) is decimals.. eg.. 65.5375
that's what I do,on France passion perfect, acsi , miles away. Do us a favour and try this will you please. N 43.1652 e 6.3457 . Is that p grimaud on yours

#### lunarman

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Gives me route du baguier, bormes-les-mimosas on my Chinese satnav. Not port grimaud.

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#### chaser

Gives me route du baguier, bormes-les-mimosas on my Chinese satnav. Not port grimaud.
Thanks for that , so what's wrong,it also says the site we are on now is 20 k away, tried it on google and get the same, does anyone else use acsi coords

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#### chaser

strange thing is they both show more or less the same distance wrong to the west

#### scotjimland

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that's what I do,on France passion perfect, acsi , miles away. Do us a favour and try this will you please. N 43.1652 e 6.3457 . Is that p grimaud on yours
I tried that on Google maps and it's miles away..

This is Port Grimaud , lifted from Google map

43.2738,6.576855

#### lunarman

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In ACSI app the coordinates for camping les prairies are in the day mm ss format n43 16' 51" e6 34' 56" which is correct in my sat Nav. The ACSI book is in the van so can't see what is in the printed version.

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#### chaser

bugging me now, tried some more andthey are wrong as well,I must be doing something wrong but what!! Can anyone who uses the acsi book put me straight. Please

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#### chaser

yes but when you tried it in your satnav it was in the same place that iget not p grimaud

#### JohnH

bugging me now, tried some more andthey are wrong as well,I must be doing something wrong but what!! Can anyone who uses the acsi book put me straight. Please

The Acsi book uses degrees, minutes and seconds. If I select the incorrect option on the Garmin I would end up a few kilometres out.

#### MikeandCarolyn

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The Acsi book uses degrees, minutes and seconds. If I select the incorrect option on the Garmin I would end up a few kilometres out.
We use Garmin as well-it gives 3 Format options for entering co-ords,so,you need to select the one which matches the book you are using.
I've had probs in past when switching from Aires Book to ACSI as they use different formats.

#### lunarman

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Just tried you coordinates as dd mm ss and it give the camping site a few yards from the app coordinates.
So I think you are using the wrong input.

#### BreweryDave

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Make sure you input the easting or westing in correctly by changing E or W on the input screen - have made that mistake before and took me ages to realise why!!!

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#### chaser

In ACSI app the coordinates for camping les prairies are in the day mm ss format n43 16' 51" e6 34' 56" which is correct in my sat Nav. The ACSI book is in the van so can't see what is in the printed version.
so there is two roads of putting them in

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#### chaser

We use Garmin as well-it gives 3 Format options for entering co-ords,so,you need to select the one which matches the book you are using.
I've had probs in past when switching from Aires Book to ACSI as they use different formats.
thanks that's the answer then,there is two roads, I have been using alltheaires and France passion no problem, straight to the gate but this acsi was doing my head in trying all things,so I have to put all the commas and things in do I.

#### DavidG58

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that's what I do,on France passion perfect, acsi , miles away. Do us a favour and try this will you please. N 43.1652 e 6.3457 . Is that p grimaud on yours
In ACSI app the coordinates for camping les prairies are in the day mm ss format n43 16' 51" e6 34' 56" which is correct in my sat Nav. The ACSI book is in the van so can't see what is in the printed version.

I have similar issues having only just started using coordinates, but I think I can see what you might be doing, whatever answer we get to this will help me as well

Looking at the above posts, I think you have entered the coordinates as though they are decimal, but you have actually copied the degrees hours mins numbers, I don't think it is this simple, more conversion might be needed

But I could be wrong

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#### chaser

no icant get it to work,its showing further away than ever, I might add, I am using a Nokia windows phone with Nokia maps not a dedicated satnav, never failed before but looks as if acsi has done it in

#### makems

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On a Garmin you have to select the format BEFORE you enter the coordinates. As someone above has mentioned ACSI is Degrees.minutes.seconds. Choose this format and then enter the coordinates from the book.
It's a bit of a pain to have to keep changing formats especially when you are using multiple guide books which have decided in their wisdom to use differing formats.

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#### chaser

but then again google maps cant find it either

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#### chaser

On a Garmin you have to select the format BEFORE you enter the coordinates. As someone above has mentioned ACSI is Degrees.minutes.seconds. Choose this format and then enter the coordinates from the book.
It's a bit of a pain to have to keep changing formats especially when you are using multiple guide books which have decided in their wisdom to use differing formats.
there is no way of changing how you enter it as far as I can seeon this phone

#### pappajohn

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I have similar issues having only just started using coordinates, but I think I can see what you might be doing, whatever answer we get to this will help me as well

Looking at the above posts, I think you have entered the coordinates as though they are decimal, but you have actually copied the degrees hours mins numbers, I don't think it is this simple, more conversion might be needed

But I could be wrong

Yes it does and no you arent.

When entered in different formats the numbers are very different.

#### pappajohn

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I use google earth and place the cursor exactly where i want to be....usually the entrance to a destination....then copy the coords to tomtom in the same format.

Never put me in the wrong place yet and far more reliable then street address or postcode.

#### scotjimland

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I use google earth and place the cursor exactly where i want to be....usually the entrance to a destination....then copy the coords to tomtom in the same format.

Never put me in the wrong place yet and far more reliable then street address or postcode.

likewise John.. and it will be within a few feet..

for those who don't know how to get the Goggle co-ords,

* place cursor over point on the map,
* right click, then on drop down box
* click on 'what's here' and the co-ords come up in the map address bar..

I would also suggest using Google Classic Maps.. the new Google maps are crap to use.

#### pappajohn

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likewise John.. and it will be within a few feet..

for those who don't know how to get the Goggle co-ords,

* place cursor over point on the map,
* right click, then on drop down box
* click on 'what's here' and the co-ords come up in the map address bar..

I would also suggest using Google Classic Maps.. the new Google maps are crap to use.
On the full version on my laptop the coords are displayed at the bottom of the screen as a matter of course.
On my tablet with the chopped version there is no way of displaying anything other than the map and destination pointer.

#### scotjimland

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On the full version on my laptop the coords are displayed at the bottom of the screen as a matter of course.
On my tablet with the chopped version there is no way of displaying anything other than the map and destination pointer.
must have a different version to me..don't see co-ords on mine.. got a link ?

#### MikeandCarolyn

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On the full version on my laptop the coords are displayed at the bottom of the screen as a matter of course.
On my tablet with the chopped version there is no way of displaying anything other than the map and destination pointer.
Not only are they displayed as said.it is possible to have them displayed in the Format of your choice.

#### scotjimland

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Not only are they displayed as said.it is possible to have them displayed in the Format of your choice.
'as said' doesn't work for me.. can you explain how ?