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Changing Garmin GPS units from NZMG to NZTM
Oct 8th, 2009 at 11:21am
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m77 asked me to put up the following document received from his SAR secretary for other members who may be interested.






The original PDF document can be downloaded from Munster's Hunting Resources hosting site here for those who require a slightly larger and clearer image to print out.


Many thanks to m77 for supplying the information and munster for hosting it for us.
  

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Reply #1 - Oct 20th, 2009 at 11:05pm
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Good morning Blackbunny

Why do you have to do that ?

Thanx

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Note. I use an Etrex...
  

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Reply #2 - Oct 21st, 2009 at 1:07pm
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martin wrote on Oct 20th, 2009 at 11:05pm:
Good morning Blackbunny

Why do you have to do that ?


Why do you have to do what? Change the units from NZMG to NZTM? It is because our maps have changed to a new format and numbering system.
  

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Reply #3 - Oct 21st, 2009 at 1:39pm
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Hmmm...

I am using UTM/UPS units on my GPS( for programming especially).
Is it something that you use also ?

Iam not very familiar with all the tweaks and vocabulary related to the beloved machines Embarrassed , but I'm definitely a "heavy" user... Wink
That's why I'm interested.

Or do I have to simply make adjustments once I reach NZ ?

Thank you and have a good night.

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Reply #4 - Oct 21st, 2009 at 1:45pm
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martin wrote on Oct 21st, 2009 at 1:39pm:
Hmmm...

I am using UTM/UPS units on my GPS( for programming especially).
Is it something that you use also ?

Iam not very familiar with all the tweaks and vocabulary related to the beloved machines Embarrassed , but I'm definitely a "heavy" user... Wink
That's why I'm interested.

Or do I have to simply make adjustments once I reach NZ ?

I have no idea, sorry. Hopefully someone else will be able to offer advice to help you with that one. Would suggest that you post in the Gear and Equipment forum rather than here, in order to attract more attention from those who know these things.
  

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Reply #5 - Oct 21st, 2009 at 1:48pm
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Hi Martin, if you already have an older map of where you are intending to go or someone in NZ has the older type (common numbering is the 260 Series) to lend you, you can still use them and use the old grid system. The position is still in the same place, it just has different references to remove any possible confusion.

Either way you will need to set your gps to the grid system of the maps you will be using and in NZ that is generally one of the 2 mentioned above for land based maps.

Our grid works from a datum point that is South and West of NZ and readings are expressed as a number of Metres North and East of that Datum point.

Its a bit like New Yorks numbered streets, easy!
  
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Reply #6 - Oct 21st, 2009 at 1:52pm
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I have a Silva GPS and the menu has map grids from all around the world in it. I am not familiar with the Etrex but suggest you refer to your manual and see if it has other map grids built in and if so just set it to ours to match the map you are going to use. When you get home you just reset it to your local system.

What Blackbunny said, put this in the Gear section as someone here will have an Etrex and know what to do. They are widely sold here too.
  
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Reply #7 - Oct 21st, 2009 at 10:39pm
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Thanx Kiwi Vince

Once again, you're being very helpful. Cool

I checked my GPS and yes I have all the other grid systems available in
the "set- up" .

Have a good day

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Reply #8 - Oct 26th, 2009 at 10:52am
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I have a set of 260 series paper maps, 260 series map on my GPS and 260 series maps on my computer. I doubt I will be changing any time soon Undecided
  

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Reply #9 - Nov 25th, 2009 at 7:25pm
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Provided that if you give anyone a Grid Reference you tell them that its NZGD49.
  
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Reply #10 - Nov 26th, 2009 at 6:57am
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Whats the easting set at for NZ GD 49?
  
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Reply #11 - Nov 26th, 2009 at 12:54pm
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You don't set the easting for NZGD49, Just select it as the grid and it'll be done for you.

NZGD49 is the old maps.
  
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Reply #12 - Nov 26th, 2009 at 5:02pm
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Mine says 10 E on grid.
  
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Reply #13 - Dec 26th, 2009 at 5:24pm
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Hi guys.
just a question for you in the know.

ive changed the format and the numbers. im capable of getting a long/lat reading thats the same, but the other setting comes up USR and blank spaces. just trying to trouble shoot.
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Reply #14 - Dec 26th, 2009 at 7:06pm
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Which software version do you have?

You need to check the number of zeros you have put in. If you can not get the right number of zeros for the False Northing (10000000.0), Try all 9's (9999999.9)

Other ones may require a 0 to start with in the false easting (01600000.0)
  
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Reply #15 - Dec 26th, 2009 at 7:12pm
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its a 72. cheers. the false northing had changed it self. cheers
  

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