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Old 11-20-2016
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Default Capturing GPS coordinates with 2 clicks

I have always wanted a way to easily mark a location with GPS coordinates, save them to a file, and be able to find that location in a contact on my phone. Yes, I know with 20 stroke and 3 programs, but I mean something that only takes a click or two while driving or working.I have been drive on two lane and just pass a good place to get off the road if you had only known it was there before you passed it up. And I have lots of HVAC customer with week places and no physical address, And I would like to be able to save location I find while traveling, rest areas, Camping location, Rural attractions you want to share, or in case of breakdowns.
Again, there are several apps that will do this to some degree, but this is the simplest I have found. I have found an app that will show the coordinates, and send them to your e mail or text, with two clicks. And this is in a format that can be stored in your contacts and will find with your google or apple map. You do have to extract the info from the e mail or text and enter in in your phone.
I prefer to use decimal GPS as it is easier to type if needed.
The app is “ My GPS Coordinates” , in both Apple and Android.
At least on the iphone you can not enter GPS in the Address and have the phone find it, it absolutely will not do it. . Little secret,, have to enter it under URL, and with the right frame work and it will. And it come from the app with this info.
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Thanks. Will try it.
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Mallie, I have an android and with a couple key strokes I can save coordinates. Go to Google maps and when you see the blue indicator showing where you are just tap it and it will give you GPS coordinates. You can then copy and paste that any where you like. Hope this helps

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You can also drop a pin on the map and do the same thing if you want to do it later on your trip.
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My old Garmin GPS 276C had a MOB (Man over Board) feature that would save the spot with one push of the MOB button. My new Garmin 590LM does not have that feature (since it is designed for motorcycles).
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My old Garmin GPS 276C had a MOB (Man over Board) feature that would save the spot with one push of the MOB button. My new Garmin 590LM does not have that feature (since it is designed for motorcycles).
Would it then have a woman overboard feature
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Google Earth will give coordinates at the bottom of page with no clicks.
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This is the info this free program sends to your e mail. Easy for anyone to read, copy and clickable link to google or apple maps. Takes Two seconds, no cut and paste, can be forwarded.
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Latitude: 35.226093
Longitude: -95.468910
Accuracy of GPS signal: 16 ft

https://maps.apple.com/?q=35.22609,-95.46891
https://maps.google.com/?q=35.22609,-95.46891

35.226093,-95.468910

11/21/16, 5:19 AM
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http://itunes.apple.com/app/id945482414


Sent from my AT&T iPhone
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