GPS Coordinates

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:33
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Does any one know of a web site that you can search for GPS Coordinates for places. eg...if I wanted to find the GPS coordinates for Birdsville, or Mount ISa etc....could I enter these towns name, and it gives me the numers.

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Simon
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Reply By: Member No 1- Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:36

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:36
www.ga.gov.au/map/names/
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 09:09

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 09:09
www.exploroz.com/Places/
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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 09:36

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 09:36
If you run a programme like OziExplorer you can download free NameSearch lists of towns, streets, mountains, servos, speedcams etc.

Then you can also see the map at that location - a very important double-check that the co-ordinates are really for the point you want.

Mike
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 14:13

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 14:13
As replied above already ExplorOz Places - here is the links to Mount Isa and Birdsville.

The Places index is at www.exploroz.com/places

The Places system is accurate to 80 metres on system loaded data (most of it). The GA one is 1.8km accuracy. So it depends on how accuate your want the data. Also the ExplorOz one supports text write ups for each place and upto 9 images. Enjoy.
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Reply By: macandrita - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 22:21

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 22:21
Simon,
Jackaroo over on gpsaustralia forum has written a mapgrab program which also incorporates a name search. Not only gives you the gps cords but also allows you to view and download maps of the region in a format that Oziexplorer recognises.
www.gpsaustralia.net
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 01:07

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 01:07
I don't have a web site to recommend, but find Natmap Raster Premium is quite helpful.

You simply type the Name of the place you require in the Place Name field and providing it is found, the result will give you the Coordinates.

I have used this, then entered the coordinates into Google Earth, to find some unique places. We all know Google Earth does a chithouse job of searching for places outside of the good ol' U.S. of Aye.

I have marked places like Ayres Rock, Mount Conner, Kings Canyon, The Olgas, Chambers Pillar, etc.
Have even found Marree Man. (29 32.0138 s 137 28.0172 e)

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