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Old 18 May 2002, 15:52   #1
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GPS Waypoints for car journey

anyone know where i can obtain some GPS waypoints for car journey through france, would be usefull to know distances to go , etc and I might as well put the handeld to some use

Multimap show some sort of map coordinates in their website, but I'm not sure what type of references they are ? and whether they can correspond with GPS system

anybody know how I can find out lat / long details for towns which I could use ?

any ideas from you Gps experts ?
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Old 20 May 2002, 13:34   #2
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does anybody know what type of coordinates are used in www.multimap.com and are they compatible with gps input ?
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Old 20 May 2002, 15:26   #3
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Hi

If you have Microsoft Autoroute 2000 you can set a mode where the curser shows lat & long.

Using this you can get waypoint info for France, all be it by manually writing then down and entering then into the GPS.

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Old 20 May 2002, 18:05   #4
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I've got a GPS MAP III - which already has the road basemaps in for the whole of Europe

I could put the cursor on a town and send you the lat and long - or use Autoroute .......

Very handy when on Holiday
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Old 21 May 2002, 13:04   #5
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Cheers Jools

I am only travelling from cherbourg to Jard sur mer near la rochelle on west coast ,which is only aprox 260 miles, thought it might help the kids pass some time with having a gps to play with

I would only need to know about lat/long of about 4 towns on route, if you dont mind I could forward these to you by email / pm

I have an ordnance survey disc for uk which shows lat / long with cursor which is great for putting coastal marine waypoints but will not extend to france

let me know cheers
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Hi, make sure your gps is set to the correct datum.

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Not sure how acurate the data is but if you use an astrology page such as www.astro.com - then pick "direct atlas query" search for the town you want it will give you a lat & long.

It has most worldwide locations and goes to quite small towns. I would never rely 100% on it though and not sure what datum is used.

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OK... send me some places and I'll see what I can do!
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went onto astro page & seems to work !

maybe you could confirm accuracy with your map ?

cherbourg 49n39 1w39

rennes 48n05 1w41

nantes 47n13 1w33

can you also explain keith's comments regarding datum ?
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Here is the info from Autoroute it is in degrees not degrees and mins.

Cherbourg 49.6377n 1.62175w

Rennes 48.10932n 1.6736w

Nantes 47.21289n 1.54973w

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