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VantagePoint vs. GoogleEarth
track position is ~100m off in VantagePoint
August 26, 2013
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ThD said
Hi everybody
I received my 610 2 weeks ago and just noticed that my saved tracks are not plotted on the same location when seen in VantagePoint as compared to Google Earth.

Actually, and using satellite images, the Google Earth position is accurate, while the VantagePoint position is plotted around 100m westwards (Madeira Island/Portugal imagery). Does anyone have an explanation (and solution) for this?

Thomas,

Most likely the datum is different.  Google Earth uses the WGS84 geodetic datum. Your GPS map should also be using this datum.  Are you using the Magellan supplied GPS maps for Europe??

Make sure that you have loaded the Magellan map in your GPS into VP.  Also set your preferences as Europe and not USA.

Then please inform us if this solves the problem.

JG

 

JG Technical Support is part of Jungle Ghost Enterprises (JGE) in Wayne, NJ. JG created JGE in 2007 specifically as a Repair and Service Center Worldwide for Magellan Triton and the New Explorist X10 units. For the record, JG received his moniker from the Kachins in Burma.  In Burmese he is "Dua Ma Rung".

August 26, 2013
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Hi everybody
I received my 610 2 weeks ago and just noticed that my saved tracks are not plotted on the same location when seen in VantagePoint as compared to Google Earth.

Actually, and using satellite images, the Google Earth position is accurate, while the VantagePoint position is plotted around 100m westwards (Madeira Island/Portugal imagery). Does anyone have an explanation (and solution) for this?

 

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