Finding by Long and Lat

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Hotspice, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. Hotspice

    Hotspice Satellites not acquired

    May 17, 2004
    Ok, this may be a simple question but for the life of me I can't figure out how, on my 276C I can find a location if someone gives me the Long and Lat..

    I even tried to find it using mapsource 6.x but don't find that under the find options..

  2. brfinley

    brfinley Brooster

    Nov 2, 2003
    Republic of Davis
    I don't know the 276C specificly, but it is probably easiest to simply make a new waypoint (MARK), edit the coordinate fields to match your values before saving it. You can do the same in Mapsource, or your can just scroll around on the map with your mouse and watch the values at the bottom of the window.

    You have to check two things: That whoever sent you the coordinates is using the same map datum as you (usually WGS 84 for our part of the world). And, you have Mapsource and your GPS set to the same coordinate display format (like decimal minutes, or degrees-minutes-seconds, etc.).

    Maybe in the future, whoever is sending you these things could just send you a .gdb or .gpx file with the waypoint in it.