GPS positions

Submitted: Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 11:39
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Hi, I have had a look at the archives and googled for this information but I must be wording my search incorrectly.
Where is a resource that lists GPS positions. eg Cameron Corner, Birdsville etc.
Any assistance is appreciated.
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Will
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 11:44

Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 11:44
for those kind of locations I generally use............................... a map!
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Reply By: JohnN - Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 11:54

Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 11:54
Will

Try here, type in name and coords come up.

http://www.ga.gov.au/map/names/

cheers
JohnN
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 14:03

Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 14:03
Hey JohnN, that's pretty cool!
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Reply By: Nudenut - Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 11:55

Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 11:55
here ya go
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Reply By: Willb - Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 12:08

Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 12:08
Thank you, that is exactly what I was looking for.
Does any body produce maps with GPS markings on them.
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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 12:33

Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 12:33
I cant think of any decent maps I have seen that dont- Chances are it will just be a different datum to the one you are using in your GPS. Look in the extreme corners of the maps- It may be in a number of different formats- even Degrees, minutes and seconds can be plugged into a GPS- It doesnt neccasarily have to be a specific GPS datum.

Go through the menus in the GPS, and change your map datup to match the maps- that way theres no error on calculations to convert the values.
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Follow Up By: Pluto - Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 14:27

Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 14:27
Most of the recently published Hema Maps intended for the offroad community have the lat & long of many significnt locations printed on the map sheet.

Maps such as:
Great Desert Tracks
Kimberley
Simpson Desert
and others
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Reply By: Willb - Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 12:40

Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 12:40
Well I'll be stuffed, after BenSpoon's reply I had a look at my maps that came with my desert parks pass and there on the bottom is exactly what I was after.
So thank you to all that replied with constructive imput.
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 15:07

Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 15:07
It sounds as if you're new to GPS and mapping? May I suggest you visit this site:

http://gpsinformation.net/

and follow some of the tutorials on the subject.

Mike Harding
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Reply By: Willb - Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 17:07

Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 17:07
Thanks for all the quick replies. And yes Mike I am new to GPS. I have purchased the Uniden GPS105 with uhf radio and GPS. ( from prestige comms in WA. excellent price and service).
The info on GPS is a bit sketchy in the manual. Have only used it around the south of Sydney so far.
So I am just trying things out.
I am going to Cameron Corner, Bore Track, Haddon Corner and Birdsville in July and was after a few GPS positions.
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Follow Up By: Pluto - Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 17:29

Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 17:29
I would be interested to see how you go with the GPS105. Good points, bad points etc.
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Reply By: Glenno - Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 22:13

Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 22:13
The UBD on disk also has coordinates. So if you are looking for more detailed locations, ie the local pub, hotel etc.

I have the 8 cities on CD and its awesome.

Cheers,

Glenn.
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