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Navigator [General] - Entering coordinates (latitude / longitude) in Street & 4WD modes

Author: Robert Taylor Reference Number: AA-00301 Views: 40625 Created: 2014-04-28 20:37 Last Updated: 2014-12-10 13:25 79 Rating/ 6 Voters

You may have been given a coordinate by a friend, or want to enter one found in a magazine or the web.

Both the iGo (Street) and OziExplorer (4WD) software on your Navigator allow to enter any arbitrary location to navigate to.

Each program has a different mechanism for entering a coordinate, but they both accept inputs in various formats.

Each program has a default position format (usually Degress / Minutes / Seconds), but this can be changed to suit the format of the coordinate you are trying to enter.

This article shows how to enter a coordinate into each program in turn.

  1. Entering coordinates in iGo (Street Mode)
  2. Entering coordinates in OziExplorer (4WD Mode)

Entering coordinates in iGo (Street Mode)

Normally, you would enter an address to navigator to while in street mode on the Navigator. There may be times when you want to add a coordinate instead.

To enter a coordinate, simply tap the Find button from the main Navigation menu, as you normally would to search for an address.

iGO Navigation Menu

Once on the Find menu, tap the More button

Find menu

Tap the Coordinate button on the More menu.

Coordinate button

The Find Coordinates screen will appear, allowing you to to enter the desired coordinate.

Find Coordinates screen

If you tap the More button on the Find Coordinates screen, you can go to the Units and Formats settings screen to change the format of the coordinate you wish to enter.

More menu

In the Units and Formats settings, tap the Coordinate Display Format field to choose whichever format suits your purpose.

Units and Formats settings screen

Once you have entered your coordinate, you will see a preview of the position on screen. Tap the Go button to create a route to that position.

Remember you are using street mode. If you enter a coordinate which is NOT on a road, then the software will likely take you to a position as close as it can to your desired position, while staying on the road.

Position preview screen

After that, everything proceeds as per a "normal" search and navigate operation.


Remember that if you have entered a position which is NOT located on a navigable road, the software may not be able to create a route all the way to that position.

Entering coordinates in OziExplorer (4WD Mode)

OziExplorer allows you to create a waypoint at any location. Normally, the default location is where you are.

To be able to add a waypoint for a location which you have the coordinates for, you first need to create a waypoint. It does not matter where the waypoint is located, as you will be changing the position immediately anyway.

Tap the Create Waypoint button.

Map View screen

The Waypoint Properties window will popup on screen. You can change the name of the waypoint if you so desire (it is better to give your waypoint a name). Then tap the Edit Position button to make changes to the waypoint's position.

Waypoint Properties window

You can tap on the Format dropdown to change the format to match the format of the coordinate you wish to enter.

Changing Position format

Once you have chosen the desired format, enter the coordinate details that you have, tap the OK button the Edit Position window, then tap the OK button on the Waypoint Properties window to save the waypoint to your Waypoint List.

Entering Coordinates

Once the waypoint is in your Waypoint list, you can navigate to it in the usual way (ie. "as the crow flies")

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