GPS coordinates

Submitted: Friday, Jul 22, 2005 at 07:14
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Gday- does anyone know of a website which lists GPS coordinates for towns and districts in Australia?? many thanks- Dave Mc Hervey Bay
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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Friday, Jul 22, 2005 at 07:33

Friday, Jul 22, 2005 at 07:33
Try Maps Down Under. You can view their web site here or try Google to see if there are others.

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Reply By: Well 55 - Friday, Jul 22, 2005 at 07:36

Friday, Jul 22, 2005 at 07:36
Here is another one. http://www.ga.gov.au/map/names/
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Reply By: Willb - Friday, Jul 22, 2005 at 07:42

Friday, Jul 22, 2005 at 07:42
try this one,
http://www.ga.gov.au/map/names/

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Reply By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Friday, Jul 22, 2005 at 14:21

Friday, Jul 22, 2005 at 14:21
Hiya,

One trick would be to load up the new Google Earth (provided you have a grunty PC and a Broadband connection!) and then you can just fly around the map and see where they are. When u see one you want, the Lat Long is listed on the screen. Too easy.

Just an option.

Muddy
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Follow Up By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Friday, Jul 22, 2005 at 17:22

Friday, Jul 22, 2005 at 17:22
I'm not sure that using GoogleEarth will work for you here in Oz. Last time I looked at the application, there was no way of telling it you want to view map locations using the WGS84 datum. Given that, you'd be off by a long shot.
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Friday, Jul 22, 2005 at 17:20

Friday, Jul 22, 2005 at 17:20
You could also try

http://life.csu.edu.au/geo/findlatlong.html

Cheers

Alan
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Reply By: brett - Friday, Jul 22, 2005 at 19:28

Friday, Jul 22, 2005 at 19:28
I matched the co ords from google earth to a 1:25000 map of Bendethra I have and I would say it was prety close to spot on. Have also had someone compare his GPS co ords of his house to google earth and he says it was out by only a few meters, as in he was at the front door and google earth had it near the side fence only a few meters away
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 08:37

Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 08:37
Dave

Not sure how you are going to use the lat/long when you have them.

Mapping software such as OziExplorer or Trackranger allow you to plan, mark coordinates and upload into a GPS (with sutiable data cable). Such software still require digital maps.

For just under $100 you can get the Natmap Mosiac which has every 250000 map of australia joined together into one big map. The Natmap map can be used on its own and will give you lat/long for any place in Australia (not suitable for inner city detail)

You can use the map in conjunction with a GPS as a two way street. If you want to know where you are on the map you can set the map to the lat/long of the GPS. If you know a place on the map, set the lat/long of that place in the GPS as a waypoint and then the GPS will help you find the spot.

The moving map software is nice (know where you are at all times and shows approaching turnoffs which is handy if towing down a narrow road) but just the map and GPS work very well.

If you don't have moving map software, but your GPS can send and receive data, then use a digital map to give you lat/long, put them into freeware software such as "EasyGPS" (easy to get from net) and upload into the GPS.

I have used all of the above to great effect but of course still carry a paper map as backup.

Trust this helps

Alan
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