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Co-ordinates???

Rather basic question, so sorry in advance:

I use a Garmin 550, if that has any baring on the situation?

I've hypothetically found a point of interest in goolge maps; what's the best way to get accurate GPS co-ordinates so that I can use them when plotting a future destination?

I tried doing this in the past, with limited success. Maybe I'm just a luddite!

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Example for Box Hill.

Find it on GoogleEarth:




Zoom in enough to see the car park and put the cursor (usually a hand) on the car park entrance.

Read co-ordinates at the bottom of the screen:



51 deg 15.353' N 0 deg 19.344' W

If you need a different format for the co-ordinates, select it here:



(Tools - Options from the main toolbar to get to this menu)

That should do you.

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Maybe I'm just a luddite!
If you have a Garmin 550 you're definitely not a Luddite. I'm still using my 15-year old Garmin GPSII.
(So I know how to load it with googleEarth co-ordinates, it's the only way to put a route on it!)


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Looks like a winner - thanks for that!
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also, dunno about google earth, but on google maps website, you can do this

Using Maps with your navigation device - Maps Help

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