Garmin 2610: How to enter Lat. & Long. coordinates directly?

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by GB, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    I'm just about proficient in using the Garmin 2610. I'm now trying to figure out how to enter GPS co-ordinates directly onto the unit. Any ideas? :ear

    Thank you!
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  2. ghostryder

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    :ear

    Was wondering this myself
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  3. Venture

    Venture Been here awhile

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    Hummm.... I don't have the 2610 in front of me at the moment, but I will make a guess here based on what I remember from the SP3.

    If you hold down the MARK button to create a waypoint, it will open a window to create a waypoint (icon, name, lat-long coordinates, etc) with the lat-long coordinates default to your current location. You can click on the lat-long coordinates and enter different coordinates, and then either save the new waypoint, route to it, or show it on the map.....

    I am working from memory here... I'd have to confirm when I get home.
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  4. GB

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    thanks... please confirm when you get home! :thumb
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  5. NJ_Bob

    NJ_Bob Occasional Adventurer

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    Just because he could do that on an older unit, does not mean you can do it on your 2610.

    I have a 2610 and am curious if you can do the same thing.
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  6. GB

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    Yes, on the SPIII I could enter the coordinates directly. I'm sure on the 2610 it can be done.

    I hope someone out there can help us! :ear
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  7. RBikerT

    RBikerT Ride the Weird

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    That's the way to do it.

    I'm packing up for the Laurel Highlands Rally and just checked it out now.

    Seems a klodge to enter Long and Lat though. Any reason for this rather than by location?
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  8. Venture

    Venture Been here awhile

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    Sorry it took me a couple days to get back about this... but I just verified that the above methond will work to enter lat0long coordinates in the 2160 series Garmin.
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  9. CMWoody

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    Also works on Mapsource. Edit a waypoints lat/long. viola, it moves there.
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