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GPS with Israeli maps

Garmin’s TOPO basemap for Israel: https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=87582&pvID=87975

Israeli topographical maps (such as from SPNI) use two specific coordinate systems (old and new).

To have your GPS set to match this system, use the following settings:

Set GPS grid to USR and Datum to USR. Under GRID enter:

Israel (old system):

  • Long. of Origin: 35° 12.724 E
  • False Easting: 170251m
  • Scale: 1.0
  • False Northing: -2385259m
  • dx: -235m
  • dy: -85m
  • dz: 264m
  • da: -164m
  • df: -0.547

Israel (new system):

  • Long. of Origin: 35° 12.724 E
  • False Easting: 220251m
  • Scale: 1.0000067
  • False Northing: -2885259m
  • dx: -235m
  • dy: -85m
  • dz: 264m
  • da: -164m
  • df: -0.547


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