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For some unknown reason, I've started a POI file for my sat nav of paddling shops (capable of being visited {and worth visiting} in person) in the UK, and was wondering if you good people had the locations of any already saved in your devices, and could let me have them. If you don't have the Lat/Long coords, the name and postcode or website url would be good. I'm looking for the carparking spot by their entrance door, if possible!

So far I have found these (for some reason my POI files needs them in Long /Lat format, so if you're putting them in Google Maps, swap the numbers round, so the first one would be 50.716981,-3.530814 for ASWatersports):

-3.530814,50.716981 Shop - ASWatersports http://www.aswatersports.co.uk
0.053932,50.798806 Shop - Brighton Canoes Newhaven http://www.brighton-canoes.co.uk
-2.963764,54.932789 Shop - Brookbank Carlisle http://www.carlislecanoes.co.uk
-2.789907,54.063424 Shop - Brookbank Lancaster http://www.ukcanoes.co.uk
-0.012526,51.684683 Shop - Brookbank London http://www.brookbanklondon.co.uk
-3.473789,56.416222 Shop - Brookbank Perth http://www.brookbankscotland.co.uk
-2.186341,53.406319 Shop - Brookbank Stockport http://www.brookbankcanoes.co.uk
-1.608394,52.286579 Shop - Brookbank Warwickshire http://www.paddlesport.co.uk
-2.094713,51.905868 Shop - Cheltenham Canoes Cheltenham http://www.cheltenham-canoes.co.uk
-1.124630,52.938734 Shop - Desperate Measures Nottingham http://www.desperate-measures.co.uk
0.582168,50.856649 Shop - Epic Life Hastings http://www.epiclife.co.uk
-1.572470,54.200127 Shop - Go2H2O Slen http://www.triitoutdoorpursuits.co.uk
-3.959429,50.387349 Shop - Kayaks and Paddles Lee Mill Devon http://www.kayaksandpaddles.co.uk
-2.654688,53.324860 Shop - Kayaks North West Runcorn http://www.kayaksnorthwest.co.uk
0.294372,51.309329 Shop - Kent Canoes Sevenoaks http://www.kentcanoes.co.uk
-0.941891,51.459947 Shop - Marsport Reading http://www.marsport.co.uk
-1.289164,54.565386 Shop - North Shore Watersports Tees Barrage http://www.nswatersports.com
-3.179352,52.972963 Shop - Paddleworks Llangollen Wales http://www.paddleworks.co.uk
-2.980711,51.321148 Shop - Performance Kayaks Weston-Super-mare http://www.kayaks.co.uk
-4.165350,51.108424 Shop - Reed Chillcheaters Braunton Devon http://www.chillcheater.com
-1.670037,53.720165 Shop - Robin Hood Water Sports http://www.roho.co.uk
-3.999901,51.644745 Shop - Swansea Canoes - Poss NEW Address Swansea http://www.swansea-canoes.co.uk
-3.928199,51.651117 Shop - Swansea Canoes - Poss Old Address Swansea http://www.swansea-canoes.co.uk
-2.189542,51.339513 Shop - The Family Adventure Store Hilperton Wilts http://www.familyadventurestore.co.uk

If you can find it on Google Maps, you can find the coords by right clicking on the exact spot then left clicking on "What's Here" and a green arrow appears on the map and the coordinates are shown in the search bar at the top of the page.

If you know some have moved/closed down then let me know, please, and also if people would be wasting their time going there(!). I'm also unsure as to the accuracy of the Paddleworks co-ords (52.972963,-3.179352), if someone could check that for me, that would be great.

Cheers.

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Knoydart (54.668024,-2.772174) - www.knoydart.co.uk in penrith probably deserves a mention given it's the only place on the UK mainland where you can try on Kokatat gear and one of the few shops stocking folding kayaks and other such oddities.
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Outdoor Active (Canoe and Kayak Store) Damery Works, Woodford, Berkeley, Gloucestershire. GL13 9JR 51.657209,-2.440554
or their CIWW shop 51.448628,-3.181986 for demoing kit and last minute replacements...

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So the two follow-ups give lat/long rather than long/lat. Is there a convention on this? When map reading I was always told to go in before climbing the stairs or something like that.

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Adrian Cooper wrote:So the two follow-ups give lat/long rather than long/lat. Is there a convention on this? When map reading I was always told to go in before climbing the stairs or something like that.
I believe the convention is lat/long but for some reason the Garmin point of interest files needs them listing as long/lat! And when map reading (and using the Cartesian coordinate system - the x-y axes at school) it's along the corridor then up the ladder/stairs.

Thanks for the info, guys. Keep it coming.

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Whitewater The Canoe Centre - http://www.whitewaterthecanoecentre.co.uk -0.428039, 51.392351

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Riverside Centre Oxford. 51°44'10.62"N 1°14'28.10"W
http://www.riversideoxford.co.uk/home/
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Shops - feel free to add yourselves!

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White water consultancy, Carmarthen : http://www.wwc.co.uk
51.896834,-4.305611

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Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre, Southampton (closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
50.934738,-1.376287
http://www.woodmill.co.uk/

Lomo Watersports, Glasgow
55.858232,-4.274569
http://www.ewetsuits.com/

Highland Canoes, Aviemore
57.201544,-3.819616
http://www.highlandcanoes.co.uk/
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Kari-Tek
55.46458,-4.47025
http://www.karitek.co.uk/Showroom.html
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Adrian Cooper wrote:So the two follow-ups give lat/long rather than long/lat. Is there a convention on this? When map reading I was always told to go in before climbing the stairs or something like that.
Along the hall and up the stairs refers to rectangular grids (Easting’s and Nothings) like the OS National Grid. Lat, longs refer to a polar reference system, like that used in sat navs and other devices that use GPS, the Sun and such like. In other words, Lats and longs refer to a point on a curved or spherical surface.

Nice idear about setting up a database of cool shops to look at kayak and canoe gear.

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MK123 wrote:White water consultancy, Carmarthen : http://www.wwc.co.uk
51.896834,-4.305611
Google Maps puts this in the middle of a field. Following the website directions, should the coords be 51.898822,-4.297958 ?
TechnoEngineer wrote:Kari-Tek
55.46458,-4.47025
http://www.karitek.co.uk/Showroom.html
Also middle of a field, with street view giving no clues. The shop's website didn't give much help, with the supplied postcode suggesting that it is in the set of buildings approx 250m further north.

Could you both check your coords for me, please?

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Suggest you send them an e-mail! It might be the case that the Street View is not up-to-date (they have recently moved).
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