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Posted: 10/2/2004 9:03:19 PM EST
I just bought a Garmin Etrex Legend today and it's amazing! Next weekend I'm going shooting in PA near Minersville and it's the best spot to shoot. It's hidden on the road side near a Wal-Mart and the ground is littered with literally hundreds of propane tanks, computer screens, TV's, bowling pins, etc. I'll be posting GPS coordinates next week.

Does anybody have GPS coordinates they'd like to share?
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 9:08:38 PM EST
if you have a cruise missle these are the coordinates to my house: N44 2' 2.56" and W92 38' 20.1"
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 9:10:11 PM EST
I dont have a GPS
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 9:17:33 PM EST
Is there a website where you can punch in GPS coordinates and it'll give you an approximate location via satellite?

Link Posted: 10/3/2004 5:36:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By Az_Redneck:
Is there a website where you can punch in GPS coordinates and it'll give you an approximate location via satellite?



www.topozone.com
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 5:41:34 AM EST


Go and download the programs here: jdmcox.com/
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 6:47:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By Waldo:

Go and download the programs here: jdmcox.com/


Yep, satellite photos and topo maps of your area free for the download.
BTW, I use that program on my laptop with my gps plugged in for real time navigation on my boat. totally awesome!
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 6:51:02 AM EST
Tagged for later. I've got a couple of prairie dog towns marked but I think I'd just as soon keep those to myself.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 6:52:25 AM EST
tagged
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 10:12:49 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 10:13:46 AM EST
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Link Posted: 10/3/2004 10:27:16 AM EST
N34Deg33.356'
W118Deg29.928'

Nice outdoor public range on L.A. Forest land, named 'A Place To Shoot'.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 10:28:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/3/2004 10:28:34 AM EST by kill-9]
If you want to go out and play with your new GPS, check out Geocaching.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 10:33:59 AM EST
N35deg02.119'
W119deg00.631'

The California Aqueduct pump station and mega-huge pipes, near Grapevine CA, that were used in the miniseries 'V' for the scene of the motherships stealing the Earth's water.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 10:36:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By kill-9:
If you want to go out and play with your new GPS, check out Geocaching.



+1
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 10:42:31 AM EST
N 52'11.33
E000'04.08

Barton Road rifle range, Cambridgeshire England.

This is where they filmed the rifle range scenes for Full Metal Jacket

N51'36.42
E000.03.73

My house


N33.37.78
W111.54.63

Dillon Precision

There's more......................
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 10:54:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By kill-9:
If you want to go out and play with your new GPS, check out Geocaching.

heh. That's how I got THIS:



Fell off the ruins of an old dam, while going for cache GC4B09

N34deg32.884'
W118deg30.833'
is the spot 200' the West where I got helo-evacuated by a LA COunty Fire Dept Huey.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 11:16:28 AM EST
Tagged
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 11:18:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/3/2004 11:21:17 AM EST by mjrowley]
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 12:11:39 PM EST
Lat/Long is for sissies.

Real men use MGRS.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 1:18:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By JCKnife:
Tagged for later. I've got a couple of prairie dog towns marked but I think I'd just as soon keep those to myself.



You could post in the team forum you stingy bastard
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 1:49:45 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 1:59:29 PM EST
Geo cache...my DEP unit went out going after them, left army keychains in a few of them on Mount Diablo, called it a land nav course. Map/compass, terrain association, and pace counting. woohoo!

John
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 2:26:11 PM EST
Tagged
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 2:41:25 PM EST
If you park at:

N 39.07.939
W 106.10.899

...and hike to the top of the trail

...your GPS will look something like this (elevation)



...and the view will be this




Weston Pass, between San Isabel and Pike National Forests, Colorado
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 7:51:53 PM EST
I have a Garmin Etrex and had a Magellan 310 and I haven't got clue 1 of how to use them. I'm a techno-spaz! Any good reading that is comprehensable out there? No techno crap! Maybe I ought to go study with the Boyscouts

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 5:57:09 AM EST
Tagged
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 6:01:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By twonami:
if you have a cruise missle these are the coordinates to my house: N44 2' 2.56" and W92 38' 20.1"



twomani, is your place around here?

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 6:05:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By Wolfpack:

Originally Posted By Dagger:
tagged



Ditto....I'm about to buy a GPS



Here is some info

http://gpsinformation.net/

http://www.gpsu.co.uk/download.html

http://www.gpscables.com/

http://redhensystems.com/ Link digital camera and GPS pretty cool

http://terraserver-usa.com/

http://www.gpsy.com/gpsinfo/

http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 6:40:14 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:10:59 AM EST
tagged...i'll have to get coordinates when I get home.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:15:54 AM EST
tagged

Can you add maps to that one?

I have a Magellan FX324 color that I use for fishing. The detail of the maps is incredible.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:24:15 AM EST
UTM (Universal Traverse Mercator ?) is easier to use. Basically the entire world is divided into 1kilometer grids. It's a simple matter to plot a location on a map, and a lot easier to figure out how far away it is. Ops
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:36:49 AM EST
Tagged...... cool stuff

will add some coords later

-Roth
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:45:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 8:40:49 AM EST by TexasEd]
I've had an Etrex Legend for years. Make sure to go to the Garmin site and update it with the latest firmwhere.

Also, check out the Mapsource software from Garmin. Great for use with a laptop.

Have fun.

Ed
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