UTM coordinates format

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  1. Nikolay

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    Hello everyone,

    I am trying to add some UTM coordinates on the GPS Garmin 72H I recently bought. The coordinates I am trying to find are in the following format - 1234567.12 123456.12 but in the menu where Waypoint are added the format appears to be in that format 1234567 1234567. The coordinates' format in the setup is set to be UTM UPS. So my question is how is it possible for me to add those coordinates since the digits in mines are 17 in total with those after the dots and in the menu where you add them there is space for 14 digits only? Should I change the location format to another one or what?

    Sorry if that is a dumb question but...
    I would be really grateful if someone can help because I need these things.

    Best Regards,
    Nikolay
     
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    I don't think your 1234567.12 is in a valid UTM format which should look like this :-
    17T 0630084 4833438

    You will have to supply a real location with a description of where it is so that I can work out what format it is in, like this :-

    N42.01675 E24.86675 = Plovdiv Bulgaria

    There is a similar question on the forum here :-
    https://www.gps-forums.com/threads/nuvi-850-gps-coordinates-issues.46188/
     
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    Thank you for the reply a lot.

    Yes, that is why I got so confused because the people who gave me the digits wrote also N above 7-digits numbers and E above the 6-digits numbers. With that in mind, I did some research and found that Easting and Northing is in the nature of UTM location format(In the location menu, my 72H is set to show the location in something called UTM UPS, if that will help you). Also I figured out my zone is 35 T.

    The following is one of the real coordinates I am given: 4656283.08 325503.04 with N and E respectively. And as I said it should be in the 35 T zone. This is in the Plovdiv, Bulgaria region.

    And again, I am so thankful someone showed up to help me because I am total noob in these things.
    Regards.
     
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    O.K., I have worked it out, for 4656283.08 325503.04 you remove digits after decimal point so it becomes:-
    4656283 325503, then you have to add '0' to make 7 + 7 like this :-
    4656283 0325503, then place the 'E' numbers in front of the 'N' numbers, like this:-
    0325503 4656283, place the 35T at the beginning, to finish with this :-
    35T03255034656283

    Here is a conversion chart:-
    UTM.jpg
     
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    Wow, THANK you so much for the fast response, you saved me. Also, one more question - for digits after the decimal point like .76 should I round it and add one more meter ?
    Thanks again even if you do not answer this question. :))
     
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    Yes, you can round 4656283.08 325503.04 to 4656282 0325502, however for the Garmin 72H, 1 Metre accuracy is not important, the 80 millimetres and 40 millimetres in your example can only be used with a surveying GPS that costs thousands of dollars
     
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