GPS Coordinates - Global Positioning Satellites are a means of navigation available in many cars and handheld units. Such units are called GPS receivers, and are increasingly available in rental cars in recent years. They show electronic maps, and keep track of your position as you move or drive.
Many GPS units are equipped with the ability to add "points of interest" or "waypoints" to their internal collection of maps and data. Adding these points can be done either manually, using one of the coordinate systems included here (DD, DMM, and DMS), or automatically by feeding the GPS receiver a "gpx" file. The gpx files on this page are provided for those who would like to download them and use them to find points of interest which they otherwise might miss. GPS navigation also helps people to feel more secure about wandering around in territory that is new or unfamiliar to them, as they can always tell right where they are, and where their destination lies. (Of course, if all you want to do is see where these points are on a map, you can copy and paste any one of these points right into Google's "Map" page, and it will show you were the spot is. It doesn't matter which set you use, [DD, DMM, or DMS], Google Maps will figure it out automatically. Try it! Just highlight any of the Latitude/Longitude boxes below and copy/paste it into the Google map page.)
You can download any gpx file by saving it to your computer. (Windows users: right-click on the gpx file and select "Save Target As". Mac users ctrl-click and select "Save as".) Once you've got the gpx file on your computer, you can send it to your GPS unit using the instructions which are appropriate for your particular GPS.
Some gpx files here contain a single point of interest. Others contain multiple related points of interest. If you want, you can download ALL the points of interest on this web page to your computer at once, by clicking HERE, and then sending the gpx file to your GPS receiver. Then you'll have instant directions to every point of interest on this page.