GPSr setup for New Zealand

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GPSr setup for New Zealand

Post by Woolly Bugger » 30 January 06 4:55 pm

I have an etrex Summit GPSr which i am taking to NZ. I believe I need to 'recalibrate' this for it to work properly in NZ.

I have checked the unit and the only things i can see are 'MAP DATUM' which is currently set to AUS Geod '66 and the Compas. There is no apparent MAP DATUM for NZ.

Can anyone set me straight?

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Post by Cached » 30 January 06 4:56 pm

Dare say you'll need WGS84 - infact, you need it here too!

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Post by Papa Bear_Left » 30 January 06 5:54 pm

There's a couple of NZ datums (data?) but the most recent one (NZGD2000) is pretty close to WGS84, so use that. On a map, it'll get you close enough to a hut or a pass.

And for geocaching, we _all_ use WGS84, so you should, indeed, have your GPSr set to that here as well as in NZ!

Where are you off to in NZ?

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Post by Woolly Bugger » 30 January 06 8:48 pm

Thankyou for your help. This also corrected a problem with the GPSr's accuracy.

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Post by Damo. » 30 January 06 11:44 pm

Woolly Bugger wrote:Thankyou for your help. This also corrected a problem with the GPSr's accuracy.


Were you actually finding caches 200 odd metres from the listed coords?! :shock:

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