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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 30-08-2011, 14:03 Thread Starter
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And sometimes the co-ordinates prove to be correct....
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Perhaps we now need a poll on how often they prove correct?

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I presume you mean on the Continent?

Can I answer Yes and No please?

We usually use Autoroute, and the pushpins have been entered as co-ordinates from a .csv file . . . so I suppose it is a Yes.

If we know in advance that we are likely to use a particular one I check it out at home on Google Maps/Street View, and correct the co-ords if necessary. Otherwise we take our chances - working on the theory that there's sure to be another one just down the road if we can't find the one that's allegedly just here!!

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I answered yes because we will use that option more often than not

But if we are touring on an adhoc basis that we will find somewhere when we need it down the road along our route
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Co-ordinates stored in POI files - yes
Co-ordinates entered directly into the satnav - no
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There are some interesting caveats above. Please feel free to add yours.

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GPS co-ordinates are just a justification for using the latest boys toy.

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And how man became able to travel the seas and reliably arrive at the intended destination when out of sight of land Jimmy, Alan.
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And how man became able to travel the seas and reliably arrive at the intended destination when out of sight of land Jimmy, Alan.


Exactly. And when my mh is transformed into an amphibious vehicle & I try to find a campsite in mid Atlantic, I will consider GPS co-ordinates relevant to my motorhoming.
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