Geocaching Australia
https://forum.geocaching.com.au/

GPSr setup for New Zealand
https://forum.geocaching.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=4814
Page 1 of 1

Author:  Woolly Bugger [ 30 January 06 4:55 pm ]
Post subject:  GPSr setup for New Zealand

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?

Author:  Cached [ 30 January 06 4:56 pm ]
Post subject: 

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

Author:  Papa Bear_Left [ 30 January 06 5:54 pm ]
Post subject: 

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?

Author:  Woolly Bugger [ 30 January 06 8:48 pm ]
Post subject: 

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

Author:  Damo. [ 30 January 06 11:44 pm ]
Post subject: 

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:

Page 1 of 1 All times are UTC + 10 hours [ DST ]
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
http://www.phpbb.com/