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GPS Longitude and Latitude does not agree with MapPoint

This is a discussion on GPS Longitude and Latitude does not agree with MapPoint within the MapPoint Desktop Discussion forums, part of the Map Forums category; I have tried a couple of GPS's and the Latitude and Longitude readings I get are different than those that ...

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    westbrooks is offline Junior Member White Belt
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    GPS Longitude and Latitude does not agree with MapPoint

    I have tried a couple of GPS's and the Latitude and Longitude readings I get are different than those that show up under MapPoint or even Streets and Trips.
    The GPS says I am at Lat 42.14965N, Lon 84.06055W
    MapPoint says Lat 42.24933N, Lon 84.10100W
    (the differences are the same whether the GPS is connected or not.)

    Why the difference? The GPS is Magellian Meridian Platinum using WGS84

    The other GPS I referenced was a Garmin etrex and gave coordinates similar to the Magellan.

    Thanks

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    The GPS may be reporting in minutes and seconds, MapPoint reports the lat/lon in decimal.

    See this for more information: http://www.mp2kmag.com/latlong.asp

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