Position Marker Question

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by bwallca, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. bwallca

    bwallca Been here awhile

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    I was out exploring a bit off road yesterday and zoomed in and out a few times. After that my position marker seemed to have a mind of it's own, before it was always up but then it was sideways or down, very confusing. It was also off the screen at times. I do have 'track up' selected. This is on a GPSMAP76CSx. So what's up with that and if it does that again how do I get back to normal.
    Thanks, Ben
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  2. Howard70

    Howard70 Been here awhile

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    Hello Ben:

    It sounds like you might have "panned" away from the current position when you were zooming in and back out. I've had that happen with other Garmin GPS units (I don't have a 76). Usually a couple of hits on the "quit" or "back" buttons (depends which your unit has) solves the problem, and your map centers on the current position again.

    Howard

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  3. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    Try hitting the Quit button next time. That usually fixes display problems.
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  4. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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    Could be compass heading too. My 60csx tends to "walk" a bit when it's still. If it detects motion in a certain direction, the bearing pointer shifts to that direction.

    Use of the electronic compass is suggested if available.

    But... just start moving and the heading should correct itself.
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  5. bwallca

    bwallca Been here awhile

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    Moving does not solve the problem. I'll try hitting the quit button next time.
    Thanks for the suggestions.
    Ben
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  6. Countdown

    Countdown Long timer

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    Ben two issues; Track Up also has a setting for "below" you zoom out far enough it it switches to North up.

    Sounds more like you hit the rocker switch to "scroll" but you should have also noticed a white curser arrow and a new pop up with a heading, position, and distance.
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  7. tbirdsp

    tbirdsp REMF

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    Yeah, that's what I was thinking too...

    Ben, what value is set in the block labeled "below" under the "orientation" block under "map setup"?

    Not sure this could explain all of your issues though :dunno
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  8. bwallca

    bwallca Been here awhile

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    The "below" value is set to 200km, I think that is OK.
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  9. tbirdsp

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    Mine is the same (120 miles). I've never experienced the problem you had (that I know of) though.
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