Guam's Tony Ada

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About Guam's Tony Ada

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  • Birthday 01/27/1957

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    UTM 55P 0258685E 1481412N in Guam
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    Hiking and Fishing; Just started using a GPS to document my old stomping grounds.
  1. Hi Samy. I don't know if you solved your problem yet but I am just logging on to the forum after a long while. Here's what I do: My X and Y coordinates will be the same as the UTM WGS84 format. If you are using surveyor units, you start from your point-of-beginning and plot out your boundaries. Once you are done, you save you dwg format as a dxf and save that. Open ExpertGPS and "Import Data from Other Programs...(Ctrl + I)" You will find that your boundary shape will land exactly where you want it on the map. In summary, your coordinates in AutoCAD should be the same as UTM format. Hope this works for you. Let me know. Tony 20140501 05:33
  2. Hi John, I stay outside the mainland U.S. on the island of Guam. I have to use scanned maps of the island that have UTM grids layed out on the margins. In my case, I use the USGS Topo maps that have WGS 84 datum in UTM scale. Once calibrated, ExpertGPS and GeoBuddy work outstanding. Tony 20081214 at 23:27 GUAM (+10 Greenwich)
  3. Hi Dan, ExpertGPS is an excellent program. As far as further improvements, I would like to be able to move or suppress a label for a waypoint. When two locations are close together, the labels overlap which renders one of them unreadable. The optimum would be to drag a label to a new position. Tony in Guam, Marianas Islands, U.S.A. +10 Greenwich
  4. Have you tried looking at the format your unit requires? To get your information in the same order that your GPS likes, first try exporting existing information from your NavMan to a csv file. Use Excel to "Data, Import External Data" the csv file. Be sure to designate the coordinate columns as text. Then replace the information with the GeoCache information and save it using a different csv filename. Import the csv file into the unit. Remember to import and export the coordinates as text format otherwise Excel will try to round of the values and it won't be exact to the original. I suggest experimenting with a small file; maybe only one or two locations to see how your GPS treats it. If it imports successfully, then you can introduce the full file to your unit.