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I think what Cam is trying to say is that the GPS just reports your position to the chartplotter and your chartplotter displays a little boat (or other mark) where it thinks that position is on a map. Also, I was not overzoomed. It showed us in this position regardless of the zoom level. The canal was only 100'-150' wide here, but with WAAS and even standard GPS signals, I should be within 50' of my actual position. In this case, I was mid-channel, but it shows me a good 150'-200' on land. I'm pretty sure it's inacurrate cartography.
Now back to the original thread - anyone else have funny stories? If you notice, not only am I on land, but I'm also on Mars! (the "h" is covered - it's supposed to say Marsh).
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