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Old 30-06-2005, 08:07 PM   #1
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is there a map that give you gps locations?
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Errm, Dont quite understand the question. A map will give you coordinates for somewhere e.g. lat/long or OSGB grid. A GPS will give you your location - either in lat/long OSGB etc etc. GPS and map or chart = ability to fix your position & navigate

Or are you asking whether you can get a GPS and map combined? Cos thats what a chartplotter is.

Or is this a funny that I am not getting.
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I have a Etrex GPS which has a Waypoint system. So I was wondering how you convert/whatever the position on a map to a GPS coordinate you can input into the device?
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Old 30-06-2005, 08:31 PM   #5
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marine or land use

if it's land use you could interface with a slightly olderversion of P Nav Pro or Personal Navigator. Crude but works

Dont know on the marine front
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its marine use. There must be a way of working out the GPS coordinates from the map coordinate?
You sure you dont want to sell that lifting eye???
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Old 30-06-2005, 09:32 PM   #7
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its marine use. There must be a way of working out the GPS coordinates from the map coordinate?
You sure you dont want to sell that lifting eye???
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no but i swap it for a 2005 300X pro max.


i'll give you the address if req, ace eh!
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Swap for a 300X? U been drinking again mate??? lol
I don't know what is rarer, hens teeth, rocking horse shit or lifting eyes? Yeh you'll have to PM me your address again as I cleared out my inbox
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http://www.multimap.com has GPS coordinates

By Map dp you mean a map of riads etc?
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Do I take it that you go to sea in your boat and don't know how to use a chart. May I suggest that for the safety of yourself and other boaters you get down to a decent chandlery and buy a book on navigation, It is really quite important to know your position at all times as there are no road signs at sea.
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....as there are no road signs at sea.

Bugger… no wonder I keep getting lost! My AtoZ is OK for all the bits around the coast but it struggles a bit when you get off shore…..
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yes I do goto sea on my boat but I never go far enough away from the port that I cant see my may back to it. I would like to learn my about nav so I can venture a little further. :-)
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MrRob... I've got a shitload of books'n stuff on navigation..being a well trained RIBNobba.... that you are welcome to have... I don't need 'em anyway, 'cause my SAS training means I can navigate the rough seas just by intuition....
I'm local to B'ham so PM me and you can come and get them sometime....

(SAS = Sanctimonious Anal Survivalist).....
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GPS

How many other boaters out there don't know how to navigate, Basic navigation really is quite easy, If you are having trouble maybe Boatmad can have a section where those who can can help those who can't.
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Re: GPS

Me - but don't tell Adam.

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I can navigate with a compass and chart along the coast line but why bother when u have GPS to do all the business for you?
Ill take you up on that offer of those books Jono. I am also
ex-SAS (sanders and simpkins) lol
Ill PM ya for your address.

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