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post #21 of (permalink) Old 11-30-2011, 08:07 PM
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quote:Originally posted by ubishops

quote:Originally posted by Steventy


I'm not sure if this would matter but check your datum setting on the GPS unit. What is it currently set to?
WGS 84 - not sure if that gets us any closer to the answer but worth checking. I thought it might have something to do with the fact that I don't have any of the purchased maps on my GPS unit but I don't think that should make a difference - GPS coordinates are coordinates. They should line up with what is in Google Earth, and in the city for the most part they do (tested it this morning and as I was going over the Second Narrows bridge, the track followed it perfectly, even the right lane (if I compare that to what I'm getting in the back country, I'd be in the water lol
That should work. It isn't a problem with the datum.

Do any GPS experts know if this would matter in the first place? If you change the datum, does it change the way points are recorded, or does it only change the way the GPS unit would place points on a map?
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