Entering coordinates

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Entering coordinates

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I am having a problem entering coordinates. For example if I want to enter 34.872...I can not enter a number greater than 5 after the decimal. This problem does not occur except in the first position after the decimal point. Help
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Which format are you using? Can you give an example of a location you're trying? Your Zumo won't allow you to enter numbers that don't make sense so that is probably the issue.
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You may have your format or datum set to a location that doesn't allow numbers over 6 in that location. Try to restore (reset) your coordinate settings back to their default values.

Where To>arrow down (lower right corner of the screen)>Coordinates>Format>Restore (bottom of the screen)>yes. Let us know if this helps.
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Wingstyle, I will try that and let you know.
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The suggestion seemed logical but after reformatting I still can not enter the coordinates I wish. I wish to enter 32.838212 but I am not allowed to enter a digit greater than 5 in the third position. Perhaps this photo will help explain:
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As you can see, the numerals greater than 5 are not available in the 3rd position
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That's because you're trying to enter a decimal format into a degrees and minutes format. You need to select the lat/long decimal format.
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Sussamb is absolutely correct. Reset puts you back to h ddd mm.mmm with a Datum WGS 84. As Sussamb stated you have a decimal format. You need to change your format to h ddd.ddddd.

Where To>arrow down>Coordinates>Format>Format box>arrow up>pick h ddd.ddddd>OK>back. You should be able to enter 34.872. Sorry, I should have told you that to begin with. However; reset will make sure you are using the correct datum WGS 84.

Here are a couple of Wikipedia links that may be helpful
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geographi ... conversion
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Geodetic_System
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Sussamb is absolutely correct and Wingstyle your directions were spot on. Y'all rock. Now back to rallying.

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